McKinley Announces Funding for Health Research at WVU

Press Release

Date: July 11, 2016
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Science

Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) announced that West Virginia University (WVU) will receive a grant in the amount of $356,000 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. This grant will support pharmacology, physiology, and biological chemistry research at WVU's School of Medicine.

"This is great news for West Virginia. Increasing the research capabilities at our state's universities is an important part of improving health care while strengthening our local economy and this investment is a step towards achieving both. The health professionals at WVU are leaders in their field and this grant will bring additional resources and provide new opportunities to advance their research," said McKinley.

Background on The School of Medicine/Biochemistry program

The title of this grant program is "Changes in coenzyme A levels are a key mechanism regulating metabolic pathways." Coenzyme A is a molecule and a regulator of energy metabolism. The project director is Dr. Roberta Leonardi of the School of Medicine at WVU. To learn more about this program, click here.