UVA Health System Priorities

Caring. Leading. Innovating.

How will the practice of medicine and nursing change in the next ten years? What will the Health System look like?

To chart a path to the future, UVA Health System has outlined a strategic plan that stresses innovation in our clinical programs, an enhanced focus on lifesaving research, and a greater investment in the individuals and projects that move us forward. Our plan will help to strengthen all of our missions—in patient care, medical and nursing education, and research. Toward that end, we have identified a number of priorities. We invite you to join us in our efforts.

Research: Discovering New Cures & Therapies

From knowing the genetic thumbprint of a particular cancer to evaluating mild traumatic brain injury in student athletes, healthcare research opens the door to innovative new treatments for patients. Over the coming years, UVA will invest in maintaining a strong foundation of basic, lab science, while forging ahead with new groundbreaking clinical research that directly impacts patient care.

Learn more about supporting research at the UVA Health System.

Patient Care: Support Clinical Excellence

Caring for patients—it’s at the center of everything we do. That’s why we continue to expand our best programs, strengthen evolving ones, and deliver care in new and more collaborative ways. Over the next few years, UVA will focus special attention on strengthening programs in cancer, cardiovascular disease, and neurology. These clinical Centers of Excellence set UVA apart from other medical institutions and offer unique potential for enhancing patient services. In all clinical areas, we stand ready to seize new opportunities for advancing patient care.

Learn why it is important to support clinical care or learn more about specific priorities in cancer, cardiology, or the neurosciences.

Education: Preparing the Next Generation of Physicians, Nurses, and Healthcare Professionals

The students of today are the healthcare leaders of tomorrow. To prepare them for that daunting future, UVA must attract and retain extraordinary faculty of the highest caliber—both in clinical and research roles. These faculty leaders are a beacon for the nation’s best students. To fill our student ranks, UVA will reach out to the best and brightest, regardless of their financial background, and educate them in an innovative and interprofessional environment.

Support education at the UVA Health System through endowed gifts or learn more about other priorities in medical and nursing education.