August 07, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $650,000 for WVU Brain Scanner

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced West Virginia University has been granted $655,649 by the Department of Health and Human Services to support Position Emission Tomography-Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Imagery (PET-EPRI). WVU is currently using a PET-EPRI machine to map intracellular physiology and extracellular parameters of the brains of ambulatory subjects.

“Well-funded research and hardworking innovators lead to important discoveries,” Senator Manchin said. “I’m proud to know that West Virginia University is home to both. This grant with help the hard working team at West Virginia University advance medicine in unpredictable ways, and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to secure similar funding in the future.”

“WVU continues to conduct truly groundbreaking research in a wide range of fields, including medical science. This scanner has the ability to revolutionize not only biological imaging but also how we study the brain,” Senator Capito said. “This grant illustrates how WVU is making a difference in biological research today, and I’m happy that this federal funding will help support those efforts.”