WEST VIRGINIA (LOOTPRESS) – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that West Virginia University (WVU) will be awarded $176,143 in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Specifically, the funding supports a project that aims to determine the social and structural predictors of delays in diagnosis of medical conditions with ambiguous symptoms.
“WVU continues to be a national leader in medical research with some of our country’s brightest minds blazing the trail,” Senator Capito said. “This funding will support research that will help West Virginians and Americans have a healthier future and I look forward to continuing to advocate for funding our institutions need to make a larger impact.”
This project examines whether the status and the structure of patient-physician ties are associated with delays in diagnosis of medical conditions with ambiguous symptoms.
The findings from this project seek to improve healthcare interventions that could reduce health disparities related to diagnostic errors.