Washington, (DC) – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,116,460 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources Human Services (HHS) for the Visual Science Center for Excellence in Biomedical Research at West Virginia University. The Biomedical Research Centers of Excellence supports the establishment and development of innovative, state-of-the-art biomedical and behavioral research centers and institutions in Institutional Development Award (IDeA) eligible states.
“West Virginia University continues to be a leader in many academic areas, including vital scientific research. I am pleased that HHS is investing in West Virginia University to support our hard-working students, faculty, and staff who are involved in innovative biomedical research activities,” said Senator Manchin. “As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I have supported funding for IDeA and look forward to seeing the positive impacts of this center. I will continue to advocate for funding that enhances opportunities for student learning throughout the Mountain State.”
“West Virginia University has proven to be a consistent leader in various areas of research and remains an R1 institution due to its academic achievement. When I first came to the Senate, I hosted leaders from the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Morgantown to highlight the biomedical research taking place at WVU, and it’s great to see that the NIH and the NIGMS continue to invest in research capabilities in West Virginia. Today’s announcement is great news for WVU and the entire state, and I’m confident it will lead to great success in the future,” said Senator Capito.
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