WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced $757,676 for West Virginia University (WVU) through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Funding will support health research into the immune system and responses to bacterial pathogens. 

“Access to modern health care services informed by the best scientific research is critical for the well-being of West Virginians,” Senator Capito said. “Our state universities fulfill a critical role in the development of technologies and expertise that save lives. This funding will help the world-class researchers at WVU continue their important work, and it will support a healthier West Virginia.” 

“Allergies and other immune related issues affect many people on a daily basis, from annoying seasonal allergies to life threatening reactions, countless people are affected. That’s why I am proud of WVU for conducting this important and needed medical research that can help many Americans. I applaud them on their commitment to advancing healthcare and I will continue to advocate for funding to advance medical research,” Senator Manchin said.

 Individual awards listed below:

  • $529,676 – West Virginia University
  • $228,000 – West Virginia University