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.
UVA biomedical engineers and physicians have earned a role in a national initiative to develop technologies for manufacturing human tissues and organs.
A pilot study among young children with Type 1 diabetes found that a University of Virginia-developed artificial pancreas, based on algorithms developed by UVA engineers, helped study participants better control their condition.