September 06, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce more than $1.3 Million for WVU Health Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and SHelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,384,000 for West Virginia University (WVU) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Funding will support research intended to help reduce health disparities among West Virginians and analyze the effectiveness of telehealth programs.

“Cutting edge research is an important part of ensuring the overall health of our state is improving. This research leads to healthier, happier and more productive West Virginian. I’m pleased to see this investment and will continue to advocate for this kind of funding as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee,” Senator Manchin said.

“Health professionals work every day to educate their neighbors about the dangers of certain behaviors, such as smoking, and to promote best practices intended to improve the health of West Virginians,” Senator Capito said. “Academic research is critical to informing these efforts, and the work being done at WVU helps ensure public health officials have the information necessary to make a positive impact in our communities. I will continue to support the world-class researchers at our state’s universities and to advocate for programs that help keep West Virginians healthy.”

Individual awards listed below:

  • $1,034,000 to the West Virginia University Research Corporation through the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers program.
  • $350,000 to the West Virginia University Research Corporation through the Evidence-Based Tele-Emergency Network Grant Program (EB TNGP).

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