UVA Brain Institute

Resilience Forum

The brain is the most complex organ in the human body, and it now is the subject of study for the University of Virginia’s newest multi-disciplinary, pan-University undertaking: The UVA Brain Institute.

The new institute draws upon talented faculty and students and recent cluster hires in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the Curry School of Education, the School of Medicine, the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Data Science Institute – to all work as colleagues on developing better methods for understanding the multi-faceted brain, to seek new ways to prevent, treat and cure brain diseases and injury, and to teach about what is learned.

See Full press release:https://news.virginia.edu/content/university-establishes-brain-institute-part-strategic-plan

Dr. Jaideep Kapur, Eugene Meyer III Professor of Neuroscience and Neurology and a leading researcher and physician in the area of epilepsy, is directing the UVA Brain Institute. Under his leadership, the institute will help UVA researchers develop multidisciplinary collaborative research projects that will compete for national grants; help recruit top-flight researchers centered around the study of the brain and the diseases and injuries affecting the organ; educate and train undergraduate, graduate, medical students and post-doctoral fellows; and encourage philanthropy from potential donors with an interest in improving brain health and treatment.

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