Message from the Vice President for Research

These are challenging times for everyone in the world. COVID-19 has taken many lives and disrupted life as we know it around the globe. At UVA, we have asked researchers to work remotely and pursue only key research projects on Grounds, practice social distancing and use rigorous disinfection processes to stop the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate everyone’s partnership as we’ve worked to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe and move research forward.

Although graduate students have had to step away from their work in the labs, and much of the work has had to move off site, research is continuing at UVA. In the midst of a global pandemic, the University of Virginia is mobilizing its resources and researchers to find a test and a vaccine for COVID-19, treat patients, track the COVID-19 globally, and analyze the crisis through the lens of history, politics, economics, business, law and more.

With your help, we hope to emerge from this crisis with a renewed purpose, confident that we all are doing our best to make the world a better place with our research.

Be safe and stay well,

Best regards,

Melur K. (Ram) Ramasubramanian, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research
University of Virginia