WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, earlier this month announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) has awarded $223,871 to health research organizations in West Virginia.
The funding will be used for Ryan White Part C Outpatient EIS Program research at Charleston Area Medical Center and West Virginia University.
“CAMC and WVU are conducting important research and providing primary care services for West Virginians living with HIV and AIDS,” Senator Manchin said.
“The only way we will bring an end to this horrible disease is to continue funding research. I am proud that WVU and CAMC are leading the way in West Virginia and I will continue advocating to ensure they receive the support they need to do such important work.”
“Research by public health experts is critical to creating a better quality of life for West Virginians living with chronic conditions like HIV and AIDS. It is also important for local, state, and national leaders to have the best information in order to prevent the spread of infectious diseases,” Senator Capito said.
“I am grateful to CAMC and WVU for the work they are doing in this area, and I look forward to collaborating with them to help improve health outcomes for West Virginians.”
Individual awards were:
• $120,068 — CAMC Health Ed. & Research; and
• $103,803 — West Virginia University Research Corp.