Category: Research

UVA Discovers Harmful Inflammation Trigger in Lupus, Macular Degeneration

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have made a discovery linking lupus, a potentially debilitating autoimmune disorder, and macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness. The two diseases share…

UVA Driving Simulator Goes Virtual to Help More People With Autism

The next destination for the University of Virginia School of Medicine’s efforts to help people with autism learn to drive: virtual reality. Daniel J. Cox, PhD, a researcher with UVA’s…

Charles Farber, PhD, to Direct UVA Center for Public Health Genomics

Dr. Charles Farber will direct the UVA Center for Public Health Genomics, effective January 1, 2022. The Center was established within the School of Medicine in January of 2007 with…

UVA Develops Precise Brain Surgery Without a Scalpel

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have developed a noninvasive way to remove faulty brain circuits that could allow doctors to treat debilitating neurological diseases without the need for conventional…

iTHRIV Backs Bids to Improve Lung Transplant Outcomes, Reduce Waste

The integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV), a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Clinical and Translational Research Award hub, has awarded $200,000 in pilot funding across five multi-institutional…

For Immunocompromised, Antibody Cocktail Could Offer Much-Needed COVID-19 Protection

In what could be very good news for the immunocompromised, an antibody cocktail tested at the University of Virginia School of Medicine appears to offer long-lasting protection from COVID-19. The…

UVA Reveals How Gene Mutation Boosts Cancer Risk

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered how a common gene mutation robs people of natural cancer protection. Hao Jiang, PhD, of UVA Cancer Center, and his…

UVA Awards $19M in STEM Funding to 4 Key Research Projects

The University of Virginia has awarded $19 million for interdisciplinary STEM research across Grounds as part of the Prominence-to-Preeminence Fund. “UVA faculty undertake groundbreaking and inspiring research every day,” UVA Provost…

2021 Innovator of the Year Honored for Leading COVID-19 Testing Efforts Across Virginia

The University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group (UVA LVG) has named Amy Mathers, MD, the 2021 Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year. Since 1992, this endowed award recognizes University researchers…

Month One as Dean: Updates, Kudos, Stinkbugs

I have had the distinct pleasure of serving as dean of this great school for a month now. All of my experiences in that short time — minus the stink…