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Multisite and/or Multidisciplinary Projects in the Last 4 Years

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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WVPBRN projects have led to 64 practice and policy changes

WVCTSI created the Mountain State's first Practice-Based Research Network. To date, the 86-site West Virginia Practice-Based Research Network (WVPBRN) has conducted projects that have included 2,600 patients and 274 providers. These Projects have resulted in a total of 64 practice and policy changes.

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