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.
The UVA Brain Institute is dedicated to advancing brain research and education across fields of study, from the basic sciences to engineering, and through innovative clinical practice and trials.
Bill Therrien, a professor of special education, is working on how to train future practitioners in ways that best support children with autism.
UVA’s new multidisciplinary Brain Institute, established last spring, already has begun establishing the University as a national and state hub for basic and clinical brain research and education, and as a treatment center for brain diseases and disorders.
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.