UVA’s cutting-edge medical research program is built on innovation and collaboration, bringing together basic and clinical scientists and spanning disciplines to pioneer the treatments and cures of tomorrow. Advances such as the molecular genetics revolution, human genome sequencing, advanced imagingtechniques, and high-performance computing make it an exciting time to be engaged in the advanced medical research currently underway at the UVA School of Medicine.

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Growing Gut Microbes to Fight Disease and Improve Human Health

A young scientist at the UVA School of Medicine has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to determine how best to grow gut microbes to fight disease and improve human health.
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Egelman Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Edward H. Egelman, PhD, of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors for a scientist.
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Doctors Determine How to Handle Blood Sugar After Stroke

UVA's Karen C. Johnston, MD, led a landmark multi-site stroke study strongly suggesting that intensive glucose management does not improve outcomes for patients suffering from an acute ischemic stroke.
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Better Understanding Autism in Girls

Why are four times more boys diagnosed with autism-spectrum disorders than girls? Our Kevin Pelphrey, an internationally recognized autism exert, is leading an ambitious effort to find out, and he…

SIDS: A Q&A With a Top Expert

"Parents should be informed about this and read up on [the] guidelines before they have their babies so they can be prepared to get cribs and other items they need.…

The Results of the Landmark SHINE Stroke Study

The finding of a major study led by UVA will affect how doctors treat ischemic strokes, which make up 87% of all strokes.

Microbe ‘Microbreweries’ to Improve Our Health

Everyone knows about microbreweries that create craft beer. But what about microbreweries to improve our health? One of our young scientists is making it possible.

UVA Oncologist's Work Among Top 10

UVA researcher's work in childhood cancer honored as a top 10 clinical research achievements.

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NIH Awards $23M to iTHRIV

State-wide grant awarded to the integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV).

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Top 10 Center of Biomedical Research

Hartwell Foundation recognizes UVA innovative biomedical research directed toward children's health.

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