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Bioscience & Health Care

The University advances innovation in bioscience and health care delivery by supporting research and sustained growth for startups and bioscience initiatives. Partnerships with powerful industry leaders like INOVA create impact throughout the state and beyond.

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.

$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.

UVA Health System, Charlottesville Area Community Foundation to Offer More Than $1 Million in Community Health Grants

UVA Health System, Charlottesville Area Community Foundation to Offer More Than $1 Million in Community Health Grants

Central Virginia nonprofits can apply for grants to support community health initiatives through a partnership between the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation and the University of Virginia Health System. Funded proposals will improve the health of communities within Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson.

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.

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.

UVA Health System Expanding Telehealth to Better Treat Diabetes, Heart Disease

UVA Health System Expanding Telehealth to Better Treat Diabetes, Heart Disease

The University of Virginia Health System is expanding its telehealth capacity to help patients across Virginia better prevent or manage chronic conditions that include diabetes, prediabetes, and heart disease.

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

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.

CvilleBioHub Names First Executive Director

CvilleBioHub Names First Executive Director

Local biotechnology industry leader Nikki Hastings, PhD, has been named the first Executive Director of the CvilleBioHub, a non-profit that connects and supports the Charlottesville-area biotechnology sector.  CvilleBioHub will receive strategic planning assistance from Denise Hubbard, program director for UVA’s Office of Economic Development, and Grant Tate, of the Bridge Ltd. consulting firm.

The UVA Licensing & Ventures Group Year in Review

The UVA Licensing & Ventures Group Year in Review

The UVA Licensing & Ventures Group helps discoveries reach their full potential in the marketplace. In 2018 there were 213 invention disclosures filed, 59 U.S. patents issued and 77 transactions with commercial partners. 

Applying Research to Change Lives

Applying Research to Change Lives

UVA Professor Shawn Russell helps those with disabilities take on skiing, proving that biomechanics research has real-life applications that can change lives for the better in Virginia and beyond.