April 04, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce Nearly $279K for WVU Stroke Research Training Program

 Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced that $278,796 will be awarded to West Virginia University (WVU) from the National Institute on Aging to support the University’s Stroke Research Training Program. The program aims to train the next generation of stroke researchers to better assess strokes in the context of the affected population. The training program will select the best PhD students from the participating Biomedical Sciences Training programs at the WVU Health Science Center and will prepare them with the skills, knowledge and acumen needed for a successful career in stroke research.

“I am pleased to see this funding head to West Virginia University to support cutting edge research to properly identify strokes among the West Virginia population,” Senator Manchin said.  “This grant is wonderful news for WVU and the entire state. I applaud the University for their dedication to medical research throughout the years. Equipping our next generation of West Virginia healthcare professionals with the skills they need to effectively identify strokes in patients is crucial to West Virginia’s ability to provide quality healthcare to every citizen.”

“Investing in training and education options is critical to supporting the next generation of medical professionals,” said Senator Capito. “I’m glad to see this funding headed to WVU, where they will be able to provide stroke scientists with the skills, knowledge, and procedures needed to identify and reduce the amount of strokes West Virginians, and others throughout the nation, are experiencing.”