Engineering for Health

UVA Engineering researchers believe that new methods to prevent, diagnose, monitor and treat disease are within humanity’s grasp. And UVA is uniquely positioned to reach a better future for healthcare because we create knowledge at the intersection of engineering and medicine. UVA Engineering is co-located with the top-ranked UVA School of Medicine and UVA Health System, and our culture values and rewards collaboration and initiative. Our research is leading to major breakthroughs in many exciting areas, including diabetes treatment, wireless health, injury prevention and tissue regeneration.

For the happiness of a child

Six-year-old Charlie Davison was born with a rare type of dwarfism that severely limits his movement. UVA Biomedical Engineering students helped Charlie by building him a tricycle that looks less like a medical machine and more like a toy.

In a host of research areas, including biomedical data sciences and systems biology, biomedical imaging, tissue engineering and biomaterials, biomechanics and mechanobiology, and drug and gene delivery, UVA Engineering leads breakthroughs.

We Are Making a Difference