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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


Boyd and Lewis named WVPBRN co-directors

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West Virginia has the third highest cancer death rate in the country

WVCTSI has funded 15 cancer-related pilot projects and partnered with institutions across West Virginia to address how cancer is treated in our state. Also, WVCTSI, in coordination with West Virginia University, has jumpstarted the Health Disparities Program at WVU to connect and engage investigators addressing the region’s most prevalent health problems – including cancer.