August 03, 2018

Manchin, Capito Announce Marshall University Diabetes Research Grant

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Marshall University $440,405 for diabetes, endocrinology, and metabolic research. The funding will help aid research in the identification of diabetes susceptibility genes through integrated functional genomics analysis of gene-diet interaction.

 “Innovation stems from experimentation,” Senator Manchin said. “Therefore medical breakthroughs stem from researchers who are given the resources necessary to experiment. I am thrilled that scientists at Marshall University will receive this federal funding so they can continue testing and innovating, and improving lives. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will work to secure similar funding in the future.”

“West Virginia has the second highest number of individuals diagnosed with diabetes in the United States,” Senator Capito said. “Research into pre-disposition is critical to combat this life-changing disease, and this grant will help pave the way to a healthier West Virginia, and I’m proud HHS chose to reward such a worthy cause.”