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Home to world-class research facilities and faculty members, the University of Virginia is uniquely positioned to share and apply ground-breaking ideas to develop business throughout the Commonwealth.

Through STEM Education and Botany, APP Fellows Look to Boost Appalachia's Future

Through STEM Education and Botany, APP Fellows Look to Boost Appalachia's Future

Faculty at the University of Virginia and UVA’s College at Wise are helping one another make a difference in the lives of Southwest Virginians.

Income on the Rise in Rural Virginia, According to New Weldon Cooper Report

Income on the Rise in Rural Virginia, According to New Weldon Cooper Report

People who live in rural Virginia have seen a larger rise in their incomes so far this decade than people who live in metro areas, according to a recent report out of the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. The Cooper Center leverages the research, expertise, and resources of the University of Virginia to inform public policy, develop public leaders, and deliver strategic and technical assistance across the Commonwealth.

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Announcing the 2019 Appalachian Prosperity Project Fellows

Announcing the 2019 Appalachian Prosperity Project Fellows

Faculty at UVA and UVA-Wise are empowering one another to make a difference in Southwest Virginia.

Ryan's 'Great and Good' Strategic Plan Wins Board Endorsement

Ryan's 'Great and Good' Strategic Plan Wins Board Endorsement

Ten major initiatives comprise the 10-year strategic plan's roadmap, including an intiative to make UVA symonymous with service by leading economic development through academic discovery and entrepreneurship.

UVA, UVA-Wise Work Together to Advance Prosperity in Southwest Virginia

UVA, UVA-Wise Work Together to Advance Prosperity in Southwest Virginia

UVA and UVA-Wise are finding new ways to engage in university-based economic development in Southwest Virginia. The Appalachian Prosperity Project partnership is advancing health, education, and economic prosperity in the region.

$12.5 Million Grant Funds UVA Collaboration Shedding Light On Major Diseases

$12.5 Million Grant Funds UVA Collaboration Shedding Light On Major Diseases

A groundbreaking research collaboration at the UVA School of Medicine is shedding light on everything from cancer to diabetes to cardiovascular disease. Receiving $12.5 million from the National Institutes of Health, the project will apply knowledge, assets, and resources to real-world problems through research.

New Corner Collaborative Space to Boost UVA Research

New Corner Collaborative Space to Boost UVA Research

The Research Collaboration Corner seeks to integrate research with education and community engagement, bridge industry and academics, and encourage meaningful connections across disciplines. Research is one way that UVA applies knowledge, assets, and resources to solve real-world problems and spur economic development in the Commonwealth.

UVA Is Taking Five New Approaches to Understanding Autism

UVA Is Taking Five New Approaches to Understanding Autism

The Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR) initiative aims to improve the lives of individuals with autism through groundbreaking research and innovative models for intervention and training. Among multiple focus areas, the initiative will create a research-to-practice system to bring the latest evidence-based research into the community.

Researchers in the MIST: UVA Faculty Work to Advance the Internet of Things

Researchers in the MIST: UVA Faculty Work to Advance the Internet of Things

Researchers at UVA are bringing industry partners to the table to create cutting-edge technologies that produce tangible value for society. At the Multifunctional Integrated System Technology Center (MIST) site in Charlottesville, researchers are helping indsutry solve practical problems and enhancing professional development opportunities for students.

Applying Knowledge and Resources to Real-World Problems Through Research

Applying Knowledge and Resources to Real-World Problems Through Research

Faculty at UVA apply knowledge, assets, and resources to real-world problems through research and innovation. School of Medicine neuroscientist Jonathan Kipnis is transforming our understanding of the brain's relationship to the immune system, and has been awarded a prestigious NIH award for his work's potential to have a transformative effect on human health.

NIH Awards $23 Million for Statewide Translational Research Institute

NIH Awards $23 Million for Statewide Translational Research Institute

ITHRIV includes the University of Virginia, Inova Health System, Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic as partners, with the Center for Open Science and UVA’s Licensing & Ventures Group as affiliates. The focus of iTHRIV is “using data to improve health” and leverages the data science expertise across the state.

2019 Innovator of the Year

2019 Innovator of the Year

University of Virginia School of Medicine professor Lee Ritterband created SHUTi (Sleep Healthy Using the Internet) – a digital therapeutic that uses cutting-edge technology to administer cognitive behavioral therapy for people suffering from insomnia. Ritterband's goal is to increase access to effective and affordable behavioral health care