Department: research and discovery

Pick a number, not just any number

Pick a number, not just any number

Even the pros gravitate to a predictable pattern of numbers, professors find

Two UVA professors argue that all numbers are not equal in our minds.

Summer 2018

More than Money

More than Money

The UVA Licensing & Ventures Group Seed Fund helps University-affiliated ideas grow until they are successful enough to attract other funding.

Summer 2018

Tackling the Opioid Epidemic

Tackling the Opioid Epidemic

Across the University, groups work on solutions from all angles

Researchers examine causes of the opioid crisis and take aim at solutions from different perspectives.

Spring 2018

Robot, take the wheel

Robot, take the wheel

In University lab, engineers teach autonomous vehicles to navigate an unpredictable world

Assistant Professor Nicola Bezzo's research focuses on creating systems to allow self-driving cars to deal with surprise events, such as a blown tire or sudden traffic.

Winter 2017

Galaxy Quest

Galaxy Quest

UVA team’s discovery of elusive dwarf galaxies provides critical support for a theory of creations

Sandy Liss (Grad ’14, ’19), Sabrina Stierwalt and Chris Wiens’ (Col ’17) findings could give astronomers new data about how galaxies formed.

Summer 2017

Sensors & Sensibility

Sensors & Sensibility

UVA engineer explores the human side of wearables

At what point do wearable health sensors dehumanize patients? Learn about the abilities and limitations of these advanced detection methods through the eyes of science and sociology.

Spring 2017

What Can Voles Tell Us About Ourselves?

What Can Voles Tell Us About Ourselves?

Behavioral epigenetics research shows how trauma can permanently change the way your genes function

Behavioral epigenetics is the study of how emotional trauma can affect the genes passed down to the next generation, and the study of prairie voles can shed some light on this phenomenon in humans.

Fall 2016

The Nuances of Building a Better Congress

The Nuances of Building a Better Congress

Digging deeper into Batten professor’s Legislative Effectiveness Project

Batten professor Craig Volden’s Legislative Effectiveness Project rates members of Congress according to their success in turning their ideas into laws.

Summer 2016

X Marks the Spot…For Now

X Marks the Spot…For Now

Astronomy professor decodes a mystery of shifting prime meridian

Astronomy professor Ken Seidelmann helped solve a minor mystery of the GPS era: Did the prime meridian move?

Spring 2016

Objects May Be Closer than They Appear

Objects May Be Closer than They Appear

Cognitive science lab studies the factors that affect how we perceive what we see

Beauty is not the only thing in the eye of the beholder. Height. Distance. Effort. Cognitive psychologist Dennis Proffitt studies how we see the world around us.

Winter 2015

Tibetan Medicine Under the Microscope

Tibetan Medicine Under the Microscope

UVA Medical Center examines efficacy and possibilities of an ancient practice

Doctors at the UVA Medical Center are taking a closer look at whether traditional Tibetan healing techniques can help patient outcomes—and stand up to scientific scrutiny.

Fall 2015

Sleuthing Sudden Death

Sleuthing Sudden Death

Eric Topol leads the largest investigation ever into the causes of sudden, unexplained death

Eric Topol (Col ’75), director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, is helping untangle the mystery of sudden, unexplained death.

Summer 2015

Room of Errors

Room of Errors

UVA Medical Center works to cut down medical errors by creating them

The "room of errors" is a new training tool a UVA nursing professor uses to get everyone from interns to nurses to therapists thinking more about reducing medical errors.

Spring 2015

Predicting Crime, 140 Characters at a Time

Predicting Crime, 140 Characters at a Time

A UVA professor works at predicting crime patterns via Twitter

UVA research professor Matthew Gerber has developed a computer program that uses Twitter to predict crime patterns.

Winter 2014

Nibbled to Death

Nibbled to Death

How an infectious amoeba kills cells by snacking on them

UVA researchers have found a parasitic infection that kills human cells by nibbling them to death.

Fall 2014

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Highlights

Staking a Position

Staking a Position

Professor Willis Jenkins (Grad ’06) takes a somewhat unorthodox approach in his "argument lab."

More than Money

More than Money

The UVA Licensing & Ventures Group Seed Fund helps University-affiliated ideas grow until they are successful enough to attract other funding.