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Alzheimer's Association Awarding Grant to UVA Assistant Professor

The Alzheimer's Association is awarding John Lukens, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Research, Neuroscience, at the University of Virginia School of Medicine a 2018 Research Grant Award. Click the photo to read more.

UVA Neurosurgeon Jason P. Sheehan Named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neuro-Oncology

As the Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor in the UVA Department of Neurosurgery and Neurosciences Service Line Director, author of numerous books and more than 400 peer-reviewed papers and a recipient of multiple awards for his contributions to translational and clinical studies for minimally invasive intracranial and spinal surgery, Jason P. Sheehan, MD, PhD, has made a significant impact on the field of neurosurgery locally and internationally. Click the photo to read more.

Women More Likely to Suffer Sports-Related Concussions, Studies Suggest

A literature review from UVA faculty reveals that female athletes are actually more likely to experience sports-related concussions, but doctors should treat each case individually. Click the photo to learn more.

The publication noted our research into treatments for glioblastoma, efforts to advance brain and spinal cord injury treatment, and our care for patients who suffer traumatic brain injuries.

Jeff Elias, MD, Honored as Innovator of Year for Focused Ultrasound Work @uvahealthnews @uva @uvalvg

Hero of the Week: UVA neurosurgeon Jeff Elias was recently awarded the UVA Innovator of the Year for pioneering the use of focused ultrasound to treat essential tremor. He also led the clinical trial leading to the FDA approval for use of focused ultrasound for essential tremor. #innovator #essentialtremor #ultrasound #hotw #uvaneurosciencecenter

UVA's Brain Institute funded 10 research projects that seek to answer a range of brain questions.

Congratulations, Dr. Jeff Elias, the UVA 2018 Innovator of the Year! Save the date for the award ceremony on Feb. 2…

UVA Brain Institute Funds Another 10 Multi-Disciplinary Research Teams

Twenty-nine researchers are now members of 10 teams seeking answers to a range of brain questions, ranging from the mechanics of concussions to developing new cancer therapies. Click the photo to read more.