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WVU gets $2.2M grant for stroke research

July 14, 2020 GMT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has received a $2.2 million federal grant for stroke research, officials said Monday.

U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences in a news release, saying it will be used to study strokes and to manage stroke recovery.

Strokes are one of the leading causes of death in West Virginia, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“Funding such as this is incredibly important to our state, as it will increase our understanding of factors contributing to strokes and heart disease and help identify paths towards recovery,” Capito said.