<h2>Under the Hood</h2> We are committed to leading in medical research, to ensure the best care and outcomes for patients. Our department has numerous collaborations within the University and with academics at other institutions. <h2>Advanced Technologies</h2>Our laboratories are outfitted with some of the latest technological tools, such as a 3D bioprinter that could one day print artificial organs. In our clean room facility, healthy islet cells are taken from a patient’s inflamed pancreas, then given back to the patient, reducing inflammation and pain while conserving the patient’s ability to naturally control blood sugar. <h2>Tradition of Excellence</h2>When Thomas Jefferson established the University in 1819, he probably didn't envision 3D bioprinting in Transplant Surgery.  But we do. Research and patient care at UVa thrives because of the supportive environment not only of the University but the family-friendly community of historic Charlottesville.
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Advanced Technologies

Our laboratories are outfitted with some of the latest technological tools, such as a 3D bioprinter that could one day print artificial organs. In our clean room facility, healthy islet cells are taken from a patient’s inflamed pancreas, then given back to the patient, reducing inflammation and pain while conserving the patient’s ability to naturally control blood sugar.