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Biocomplexity Institute News

A Great Two Years

The Biocomplexity Institute is celebrating its two-year anniversary since joining the University of Virginia in 2018, and continues to make great progress in its transition to UVA.

Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of the Institute’s new website, which serves as a showcase for the Biocomplexity Institute’s many accomplishments, people, research projects, rich history, news, and events. You’re encouraged to take a look and stay as long as you’d like, starting at biocomplexity.virginia.edu.

The University invited the Biocomplexity Institute to join UVA to help build its capacity for transdisciplinary team science and biocomplexity research. Since its arrival in the fall of 2018, the Institute has accelerated its momentum anchored in sponsored research at the University and the positive impact it’s making on society.

In addition to a full slate of diverse research projects, researchers have been providing leadership in developing epidemiological tools and expertise to support the Institute’s federal and Commonwealth sponsors’ pandemic response. Since early 2020, Institute researchers have become essential team members to the Department of Defense, Virginia Departments of Emergency Management and Health, and most recently to UVA leadership and other sister universities within the Commonwealth.

During the last two years, the Institute announced the appointments of several luminaries from different fields in academia and government service to the roles of Distinguished Institute Professors and Distinguished Institute Fellow, and who serve as exemplars of distinguished research for its team of research scientists, faculty and staff.

Today, the Institute employs nearly 100 people – including faculty, staff and students, across two locations, Charlottesville and Arlington, Virginia – working together to solve complex challenges in society.

Looking forward, the Biocomplexity Institute is proud to continue this important work at UVA, and as it begins another exciting year in supporting the University’s strategic vision to not simply be great, but also to be good.