Research

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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Photo: Biomedical engineer John Mugler, who pioneered new technologies that improved MRI imaging, has been named to the National Academy of Inventors. (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)

Accolades: UVA Medical Imaging Expert Named To National Academy Of Inventors

The University of Virginia’s John P. Mugler III has been named a fellow by the National Academy of Inventors in recognition of his game-changing work in medical imaging, particularly MRI.
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Photo: UVA’s Licensing & Ventures Group has honored our Rebecca Dillingham, MD, and Karen Ingersoll, PhD, as the 2020 Edlich-Henderson Innovators of the Year for creating an app to help people living with HIV.

HIV App Creators Honored as Innovators of the Year

UVA’s Licensing & Ventures Group has honored our Rebecca Dillingham, MD, and Karen Ingersoll, PhD, as the 2020 Edlich-Henderson Innovators of the Year for creating an app to help people living with HIV.
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Loren Erickson, PhD, and his team have shed light on the meat allergy by identifying biological changes brought on by tick bites.

The Meat Allergy: UVA IDs Biological Changes Triggered by Tick Bites

Loren Erickson, PhD, and his team have shed light on the meat allergy by identifying biological changes brought on by tick bites.
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A Home Run For Our Teenage Patients

Luke Post is 15 and has done something wonderful for older patients at UVA Children's.

These Brain Cleaners are, Unexpectedly, Healers

The discovery of an unknown repair process in the brain could lead to new epilepsy treatments.

An ‘Unrecognized Crisis’ Among Coal Miners

Coal miners and former coal miners who suffer from black lung disease also often struggle with depression and thoughts of suicide, a new study finds.

Growing Disparities in Childhood Vaccination

Vaccination rates are lagging among African-American babies, infants born to mothers with less than a high-school education and children in families with incomes below the federal poverty line.

Why Sleep Increases the Risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, or SUDEP, is the most common cause of epilepsy-related death.

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Record $146.3M NIH funding in 2019

UVA School of Medicine Sees Record Funding From National Institutes of Health in fiscal 2019.

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iTHRIV Receives $23M from NIH

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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