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
Website
http://www.virginia.edu/
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Neuroscience

Essential key to hearing sensitivity discovered

New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine is shedding light on the biological architecture that lets us hear—and on a genetic disorder that causes both deafness and blindness.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: Discovery spurs clinical trial of antidepressant

An antidepressant medication is being tested as a potential treatment for COVID-19 after University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers determined it may prevent dangerous overreactions by the immune system.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Telehealth tools developed for Ebola improve COVID-19 care

Telemedicine tools developed at UVA Health to battle Ebola have huge potential in the fight against COVID-19, UVA experts report in a new scientific paper. The tools, they say, allow doctors to provide personal, high-quality ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Is there a cure for cabin fever?

Feeling trapped? Are the walls closing in? Do you have a strange urge to do something a little crazy? Maybe it's not that bad, but after more than a month of distancing yourself from co-workers, classmates, friends and even ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How COVID-19 is exposing healthcare inequities

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the United States, data is beginning to emerge showing the disproportionate impact of the virus in minority communities, particularly African American communities.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: Exercise may protect against deadly complication

Regular exercise may reduce the risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome, a major cause of death in patients with the COVID-19 virus, a top exercise researcher reports. He is urging people to exercise based on his findings, ...

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