April 16, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce National Science Foundation Award to WVU

Charleston, WV – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $50,000 for the West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) through the National Science Foundation (NSF). This funding will support a research project that seeks to develop technology to assist the general public, military, first responders, and medical professionals with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

“The National Science Foundation continues to be a great partner for West Virginia and our universities. This research project will help design technology that is easy to use and will help guide and provide feedback for first responders, medical professionals and the general public performing CPR. I look forward to seeing the benefits of this important and life-saving research, and I will continue prioritize research and technology development conducted here in the Mountain State,” Senator Manchin said.

“It’s great to see WVU at the center of research into technology that has the potential to save lives. This project aims to advance easy-to-use tech that can provide real time feedback to individuals performing CPR and could potentially improve survival of cardiac arrest both in and out of the hospital. I will continue to be a strong advocate for federal funding that supports projects like this in our colleges and universities right here in West Virginia,” Senator Capito said