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WVCTSI Profile: Driving Real Solutions for Better Health
Message from Sally L. Hodder, MD, WVCTSI Director

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  1. 107 Statewide West Virginia Practice-Based Research Network Sites
  2. 73 Practice & Policy Changes from WVPBRN Projects

Our state has the highest rate of drug-related deaths.

In 2014, WVCTSI responded to the need to address drug addiction in West Virginia by adding it as a health research focus area. Since then, WVCTSI has worked on a variety of projects related to addiction, including collaborating with the WVU Addiction Task Force to release a funding opportunity for projects targeting opioid morbidity and mortality rates.

WVCTSI Program Addressing Rising Hepatitis C Cases Combating Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome HIV epidemic partially fueled by national opioid crisis WVCTSI hosts national experts to discuss emerging epidemics in WV


Clinical Trials Toolkit Series: Clinical Research Systems: Vestigo®️, eReg™️, & WVU+kc (updates)

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Project ECHO Expanding Specialized Care Across WV

WVCTSI Project ECHO connects rural patients across the state with specialized care in hepatitis C, HIV, chronic pain, medication-assisted treatment, chronic lung disease, and psychiatry. To date, the 1,172 participant healthcare providers have presented 169 unique patient cases.

Project ECHO