University of Virginia

The University of Virginia (UVA) was founded by Thomas Jefferson and established in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1819. The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences was the first engineering school in the U.S., and awards both undergraduate and post-graduate degrees. The university has over 2100 faculty members and nearly 20,000 undergraduate and post-graduate students. It is ranked as No.2 in public universities by U.S. News and World Report 2009. The UVA Medical School is ranked among the Top 100 Hospitals by Thomsons and Solucient. UVA offers 48 bachelor's degrees, 94 master's degrees, 55 doctoral degrees, 6 educational specialists degrees and 2 professional degrees in medicine and law. UVA is a member of a consortium involved in the construction and operation of the Large Binocular Telescope in the Mount Graham International Observatory located in Southeastern Arizona and operates other observatories in other locations. The Altacama Large Millimeter Array Science Center is located at the Charlottesville NRAO site.

Address
P.O. Box 400229
Charlottesville, VA
22904-4229
E-mail
fls4f@virginia.edu
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Researcher examines immunology in kidneys

University of Virginia undergraduate researcher Kristen Whalen is exploring kidney cells to see if they can protect themselves, which could be a breakthrough in assisting kidneys in surviving injury and the side effects of ...

Mar 18, 2014
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Study questions accepted treatment for prostate cancer

(Medical Xpress)—Contrary to the standard approach to treating metastatic prostate cancer, direct treatment of the primary tumor appears to prolong survival significantly, a new study by researchers at the University of ...

Mar 12, 2014
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Children's cancer test may produce false positives

(Medical Xpress)—A test used to detect a type of cancer in children may produce false positives because it is based on a faulty assumption, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined.

Jan 24, 2014
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Report: States can transform health care system

The nation's governors and other state leaders can transform the current health care system into one that is more coordinated, patient-centered, of higher quality and less costly, according to a new report. The report by ...

Jan 08, 2014
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What rural Appalachia eats

Very little salad. An overabundance of potatoes. Mountains of rice, white bread and other boxed starches, as well as dried beans, sweet potatoes, cornbread and collard greens.

Dec 05, 2013
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