Capito and Manchin announce $399,000 for medical research projects at Marshall University, West Virginia University

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $399,650 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for substance use research at Marshall University Research and cancer treatment research at West Virginia University (WVU).

“West Virginia University and Marshall University provide top-notch academic opportunities for students and facilitate research projects that have the ability to create meaningful change in our state. I am pleased to help announce this funding today, which will help efforts to reduce drug addiction and prevent cancer in our state, and I will continue to advocate for funding like this to support the future research efforts,” Senator Capito said.

“Marshall University and West Virginia University are leaders in many academic areas, including vital medical research. I am pleased that HHS is investing in this essential research at Marshall and WVU to combat substance use disorders and improve our understanding of how to prevent cancer,” said Senator Manchin. “I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of this funding and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for resources to support medical research programs in Mountain State.”

Individual awards listed below:

  • $222,000 – Marshall University: Substance Abuse and Addiction Research Programs
    • This funding will support the discovery of genetic and genomic mechanisms underlying the relationship between social reward and cocaine addiction.

  • $177,650 – University of West Virginia: research on cancer treatment
    • This funding will support the study of the mechanisms of antitumor activity of group A streptococcus in pancreatic adenocarcinoma.

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