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Dean Bradshaw to Chair UVA's New Research Initiative

UVA plans to invest more money and more thought into building better infrastructure to support the University’s ambitious research goals.


With $3M NIH Grant, UVA Research Team Tests Age-Appropriate Exercise for Individuals with Heart Failure

Led by UVA Professor Jason Allen, researchers test protocol to deliver precision exercise training to older individuals with heart failure.


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UVA Supporting State’s Mission to Reduce Preschool Suspensions

In an effort to reduce preschool suspensions and expulsions, UVA researchers and their partners are building a system to better teach adults how to support young children’s mental health.


Professor Allison Atteberry Appointed Director of EdPolicyWorks

In August, Atteberry took the baton as director of the EdPolicyWorks research center from its founding leader, Jim Wyckoff.


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New $2.9M Grant Allows Researchers to Expand Mental Health Training Program

A team of UVA researchers will be working with partners in South Carolina and Missouri to deploy and test virtual professional development for school mental health providers.


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LaRon Scott Named Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

LaRon A. Scott, associate professor of education, has been appointed the associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion at the UVA School of Education and Human Development.


How A Single Email Changed A Life

Quana Dennis expected to work his way through college and take out loans, but an email changed that plan. Since then, he’s given back more than he’s received.


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UVA School of Education and Human Development Welcomes Twelve New Faculty Members

Learn more about the 12 newest UVA School of Education and Human Development faculty members.


Pre-Pandemic Evidence Can Help Meet Current Student Needs

High-dosage tutoring, an evidence-based tool used in successful school turnarounds, can increase students’ pandemic-related limited learning gains.


UVA Audiologists Share Hope, Caution About Newly Announced OTC Hearing Aids

What are the potential impacts of the FDA’s decision to allow a new category of hearing aid for individuals with mild to moderate hearing loss?


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Education Researcher Offers 5 Tips to Smooth Children's School Transitions

School transitions for young students can be tricky. UVA researchers have delved into why – and how to make things easier.


Researchers Awarded $5.7M by the Institute of Education Sciences

With four new grants, researchers from the School of Education and Human Development will be examining a range of topics including full-day pre-kindergarten and cultural and racial equity.


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Voices of Autism: Tips from a Married Couple

Alex and Eliza, a married couple with autism, answered questions about how autism impacted their relationship in the latest issue of the STAR newsletter.


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Reimagining the Undergraduate Summer Research Program

When UVA EHD set out to rethink its summer research program post-COVID, leaders were determined to create an inclusive and supportive experience for students.


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New Dean: School of Education Expertise Is 'Unmatched Elsewhere'

Stephanie Rowley left Charlottesville in 1997 with two advanced degrees. She returns to Grounds 25 years later as the dean of the School of Education and Human Development.


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Student Spotlight: Kennedy Wilkins, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Kennedy Wilkins struggled to find her place as a first-year during COVID. But time spent caring for her grandmother helped her find both her home at UVA and her future career.


Q&A: What to Know About Digital Spaces, Youth, and Perspectives on Race

Dr. Valerie Adams-Bass answers questions about media engagement by youth, the influence of social media, and what adults can do going forward.


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Q&A: Why Funding for School Buildings Matters Well Beyond Brick and Mortar

According to Luke C. Miller, improved school facilities can play an important role in efforts to combat teacher shortages.


Professor Nguyen Recognized for Research, Also Receives Award for Work in Cambodia

Research Assistant Professor Amanda Nguyen wins 2022 Translation Science Award and receives a grant to support her work with Cambodian community mental health.


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What Happens When You Give Middle Schoolers a Voice?

One school in Chicago, guided by UVA youth development researchers, put a new model for approaching challenges in middle schools to the test.