The resources required to address the health challenges facing West Virginians are found at the institutions that have formed the primary partnership for the WVCTSI.

West Virginia University; WVU's Health Sciences Center; WVU Medicine; the Charleston Area Medical Center and the CAMC Health Education and Research Institute; the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine; Marshall University; The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; and the Department of Veterans Affairs, have come together to build the necessary infrastructure to transform our capacity to do high quality clinical and translational research.

With the endorsement by the Department of Health and Human Resources and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission; and with the collaboration of our CTSI strategic partners at the University of Kentucky, we believe that the stated purpose of the WVCTSI will be met.

The University of Kentucky also has been the lead in developing the Appalachian Translational Research Network in collaboration with CTSAs at the Ohio State University and University of Cincinnati, and regional academic institutions - and recently the WVCTSI. This network fosters collaborations, joint pilot studies, and develops community-based participatory research programs.