Marshall University announced Wednesday it’s partnering with the University of Kentucky on a multimillion dollar research grant.
The two universities are partners in a $19.8 million grant from the National Institute of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award. The money helps further clinical and translational science initiatives, emphasizing medical research relevant to the community. The goal is to speed up the process of implementing laboratory findings in patient care. Joseph Shapiro is the Dean of the Marshall University School of Medicine.
"This partnership with the University of Kentucky is frankly much more important than the dollar figure because this establishes Marshall and our healthcare delivery system as a potential clinical hub for clinical research going forward," Shapiro said.
As part of the federal grant to UK, Marshall will receive $640,000 over a four-year period for efforts to develop infrastructure and capacity for clinical and translational research through the recently formed Appalachian Clinical Translational Science Institute.
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