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Marshall to partner with UK as part of national research funding project
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University today announced it will be partnering with the University of Kentucky (UK) as part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) institutional Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program aimed at speeding the time for laboratory discoveries to benefit patients.
NIH has awarded $20 million to support research at UK’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), making it part of a select national biomedical research network. Marshall will be awarded a subcontract of up to $750,000 over the course of the five-year grant.
“I congratulate Marshall University on receiving this prestigious grant. The CTSA is a significant step forward for our state because now we can combine expert research from across the country with Marshall’s strong focus and experience in rural medicine. This also means that we will have access to future NIH funding and resources that will lead to better health care initiatives for people in West Virginia, and other rural and underserved areas of the country.”
—U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller
“Today’s announcement is not only a wonderful opportunity for Marshall University, but also for our entire state. This partnership fosters future progress in health studies and incorporates Appalachian rural communities into critical medical research. I applaud Marshall’s staff, faculty and students for their participation in this important partnership, because I am confident that all West Virginians will benefit from this collaborative effort.”
—U.S. Senator Joe Manchin
“Marshall has opened an important and sizable door of opportunity to meet rural health needs and to address chronic diseases all too prevalent in Appalachia. Marshall medicine was born out of a federal investment; by supporting these initiatives and helping Marshall to unite its valuable resources and insight with researchers elsewhere, we help shape the course of future clinical research in the nation.”
—U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall
“Marshall University has forged a path as a leader in the biomedical field. This collaboration with the University of Kentucky further solidifies Marshall’s position while offering great promise for improved health care in our state and region. I look forward to the new discoveries that will emerge from this opportunity.”
—Governor Earl Ray Tomblin
Ginny Painter, Communications Director, Marshall University Research Corporation, 304.746.1964
Kristi Lopez, Director, Medical Center Public Relations, University of Kentucky, 859.323.6363 x. 224
WV Public Radio: Marshall University partners with the University of Kentucky (June 24, 2011)