Region

Southwest Virginia

Through our partnership with UVa-Wise, the University works to support the region in growing and attracting businesses that support emerging industries, including the area’s burgeoning digital economy. 

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.

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.

Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority Awards Grant for Ecological Education Center

Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority Awards Grant for Ecological Education Center

An up to $486,994 grant to the UVA-Wise Foundation will develop the Clinch River Ecological Education Center in St. Paul, Virginia. UVA's work on a grassroots effort known as the Clinch River Valley initiative set the process in motion and provided a foundation for the grant application.

New Project Seeks Enhanced Lung Disease Care in Appalachia

New Project Seeks Enhanced Lung Disease Care in Appalachia

A new program will use telehealth to bring together a University of Virginia Health System team with primary care providers in the Appalachian region of Virginia to improve lung disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Building Bridges Among UVA and Appalachia

Building Bridges Among UVA and Appalachia

Saltville native Austin Widner has helped the University hone its outreach to students from rural areas west of Roanoke, where many students may have felt that UVA was unattainable.

Building Community Involvement to Battle Cancer

Building Community Involvement to Battle Cancer

A new UVA Cancer Center Without Walls initiative will empower Southwest Virginia residents to lead projects to better detect and prevent cancer in the region. The initiative grew out of a community advisory board formed in 2013 and will address cancer disparities in the Appalachian counties of Southwest Virginia.

UVA Premiers Telemed Screening for Bladder Cancer

UVA Premiers Telemed Screening for Bladder Cancer

UVA launched a first-of-its-kind study using telemedicine to detect bladder cancer in underserved parts of the state. A UVA urologist provides analysis and diagnosis through the virtual platform, expanding access to care in an area where increased screening and services could improve early detection and treatment outcomes.

Enhancing Technology Access for Telemedicine in Rural Virginia

Enhancing Technology Access for Telemedicine in Rural Virginia

The Federal Communications Commission unanimously approved a $100 million program designed to support telehealth and telemedicine programs for underserved populations in rural areas. UVA's co-founder and director of Telehealth Karen Rheuban supported the proposal, envisioning UVA as a strong partner in the effort and testifying to the urgency for support in Southwest Virginia.

'The Nest' Builds Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Wise, VA

'The Nest' Builds Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Wise, VA

Funding from the University's Strategic Investment Fund and the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development enabled UVA-Wise to open "The Nest," a critical step towards creating a robust culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in the region.

UVA Telehealth Partner 'The Health Wagon' Earns Accreditation

UVA Telehealth Partner 'The Health Wagon' Earns Accreditation

UVA Telehealth has a partnership with the Health Wagon, a nonprofit providing mobile health services to the medically underserved in Southwest Virginia. Together, we provide state of the art telemedicine capabilities and connect patients to specialists in Charlottesville.

UVA-Wise Graduates Join the Virginia College Advising Corps

UVA-Wise Graduates Join the Virginia College Advising Corps

Multiple UVA-Wise graduates will join UVA's Virginia College Advising Corps to help high school students in Southwest Virginia explore all of their higher education options.

Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Virginia

Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Virginia

UVA helps address the opioid crisis by dedicating expertise and resources from an array of disciplines to tackle the problem throughout the state, including Virginia's most rural areas.