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WVU Announces Creation of Multimillion Dollar Pediatric Research Institute
Date:11/7/2008

rs, who along with the current team of researchers, will continue to work to solve these problems.

"This money allows us to accomplish something we have been aiming at for a long time -- creating a centralized research center where interaction among the varied research teams can be encouraged and supported," Piedimonte said.

Currently, about 60 percent of faculty members in the Department of Pediatrics are actively engaged in research, with more than 16,500 square feet of space within the Department of Pediatrics dedicated to research.

Dollars invested in research on pediatric issues at WVU has doubled in the past two years, jumping from almost $3 million in 2006 to more than $6 million in 2008.

The institute will occupy two floors of an existing classroom and laboratory building on the north side of the Health Sciences Campus, beginning in 2009.

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