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Preserving Organs for Lung Transplant Research
The lung transplant research laboratory at UVA and the UVA School of Medicine is looking at how their research can directly impact patient care. Click the photo to learn more.
Q&A: Institute’s New Director Leads Quest to Glean Wisdom From Data
After three years in operation, UVA’s Data Science Institute is leading the way in its emerging field. More is planned under its second director, Philip Bourne. Bourne came to the University in May from the National Institutes of Health, where he led a major program to coordinate analysis of biomedical research and make it publicly available to international researchers. Click the photo to learn more.
Antibiotics Found to Weaken Immune Response to Disease
UVA School of Medicine research found that antibiotic use made neutrophils, a type of immune cell, less effective in fighting infections and weakened the intestinal barrier against invading bugs. Click the photo to learn more.
Professor: Opioid Epidemic is Even Worse Than We Thought
Batten Professor Christopher Ruhm believes official reports are still underestimating the scope of the problem in some of the hardest-hit states. Click the photo to learn more.
Local Nonprofit Funding Research on Rare Genetic Disease
A local charity is helping the University of Virginia School of Medicine research a rare disease that has no common name. It's only called GNAO1. Click the photo to learn more.
THRIV Hits Milestone with Inaugural Class of Scholars
In January 2018, the University of Virginia will be applying for a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), which will allow us to join a national network of 60+ medical research institutions working together to improve the translational research process to get more treatments to more patients more quickly. Before we apply for the CTSA, we need to demonstrate that we already have a thriving clinical/translational research program across Grounds that facilitates activity across the Commonwealth. As such, we are developing the Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (THRIV), a pan-University effort. One of THRIV’s major milestones is to create a mentored career-development award, a program that will train small groups of junior faculty seeking a clinical and translational research career. The inaugural class — which includes faculty from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Engineering and Applied Sciences — was announced in May and met for the first time just a few weeks ago. Click the photo to learn more.
Bow Foundation Backs UVA Research Into Rare Genetic Disorder
A $50,000 grant from the Bow Foundation will fund UVA research into a genetic disorder so rare it has no common name. Click the photo to learn more.
UVA Researchers Identify Neurons That Control Brain’s Body Clock
Researchers have found that dopamine-producing neurons are connected with the brain’s circadian center. Click the photo to learn more.