“Funding the Grand Challenge will lead to great research that will change the field, and we hope our research will change human lives, patient outcomes, and early childhood education.” June Visitor Meeting.
“We are making these investments with the clear intention of achieving scale and broadly shareable results for the public good,” he said. “This is an important expression of our mission as a public research university and our emphasis on the greatness and excellence of the 2030 Plan.”
“The Grand Challenges will help address some of the most pressing global issues while building critical mass at UVA and growing research through the generation of significant extramural funding,” said Ramasubramanian. added.
The grand challenges in early-stage neuroscience research are to:
- Find out why caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease are more likely to develop dementia than colleagues who are not working as caregivers.
- We will test the ability of focused ultrasound to deliver immunotherapy across the brain’s protective barriers.
- Catalog neurovariability among the many forms of autism to develop enhanced interventions and educational approaches for post-early childhood students.
- Deploy multiple technologies to better understand the overall circuitry and development of the brain.
Jaideep Kapur, Professor of Neurology and Director of the UVA Brain Institute, and Sarah Kucenas, Professor of Biology and Director of the Fundamental Neuroscience Program, will discuss the findings through a year-long process that includes online conferences, collaborative research opportunities. said the research slate was chosen. Idea generation and an all-university conference attended by over 100 faculty, staff, and students.
“This is a massive investment in the UVA neuroscience community,” Kapur said. We had something like a 50-page document, and we tried to find common threads throughout.”
Although there are specific areas of focus, the Grand Challenges are all about “encouraging broad interdisciplinary connections,” Xenus said.
In collaboration with deans and other academic leaders, the Kapoor and Brain Institute coordinates and manages the work of faculty, students and staff in the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Data Science and Leadership. play an important role on and public policy, and education and human development.