The West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute was created to find real solutions for the health problems facing the people of West Virginia.
In 2012, the WVCTSI received a National Institutes of Health IDeA Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) award totaling $19.6 million from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. This grant was matched by a $33.5 million commitment from several West Virginia entities to create total funding of $53.1 million. In 2017, WVCTSI successfully secured renewed funding for an additional five years.
The WVCTSI is administratively housed within the WVU Health Sciences Center and serves as the coordinating entity for all clinical and translational scientists throughout the state.
WVCTSI’s strength is a direct result of sound partnerships with both academic and clinical institutions across the state including:
- WVU Medicine
- Charleston Area Medical Center
- West Virginia University (including regional campuses in Charleston & Martinsburg)
- West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
- Marshall University
The establishment and sustained growth of the WVCTSI has encouraged these institutions to work together to improve the health of West Virginians and Appalachians. Each of the organizations contributes to the WVCTSI in its own unique way, creating dynamic synergies where none had previously existed.