National Institutes of Health

United for Medical Research

In its proposed budget released this week, the Trump administration called for big cuts to national medical and science funding institutions. In response, a medical research advocacy organization has published a brief on the impact of National Institutes of Health funding.

Fracking, Fluid
Baker Hughes

A West Virginia University assistant professor has received a $450,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to look at how airborne particles that result from hydraulic fracturing affect human health.

In hydraulic fracturing, oil and gas are extracted from rock by injecting mixtures of water, sand and chemicals underground.

Courtesy Stephanie Shumer

A West Virginia University graduate student is studying an unexplored enzyme that could lead to new diabetes treatments.

Stephanie Shumar is a graduate student in WVU's School of Medicine and is studying biochemistry and molecular biology. 


Marshall Medical School Dean Joseph Shapiro
Clark Davis / WV Public Broadcasting

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. 

WVU Receives $1.8M for Kids’ Clinical Trials

Sep 21, 2016

The National Institutes of Health awarded West Virginia University a $1.8 million grant. According to a WVU news release, the grant will assist in building a pediatric clinical trials network across the state. 

 

WVU will partner with hospitals, medical practices and pediatric health programs across the state to make treatments available to severely ill children who live in rural communities.