03.11.19

Funding for Alzheimer's research awarded to WVU

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $429,880 to West Virginia University’s neurological disorder clinical research program, in order to study Early Alzheimer’s disease.  

“Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease that effects far too many West Virginians and Americans," said U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. "Since my first days as Governor, I have also been a big supporter of studying this disease, so that we can protect and care for, both our current and future seniors."

"With increased investment in research and innovative clinical programs, we can and will develop better treatment and prevention options for this disease." 

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., added, "Watching a loved one suffer from Alzheimer’s is one of the most heartbreaking experiences. Further research into this horrible disease is critical if we are going to find a cure and prevent millions of others from going through that pain." 


By:  Wendy Holdren
Source: Beckley Register-Herald