U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) have announced a total of $949,992 will be awarded to the West Virginia University (WVU) Telehealth Network Grant Program and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. WVSOM was awarded $650,000.\r\n\u201cEvery West Virginian deserves access to quality healthcare,\u201d Manchin said. \u201cThis funding will help enable the WVU Telehealth Network to continue utilizing important technologies to serve rural health centers throughout West Virginia. It will also enable more disadvantaged students to attend the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and pursue their academic dreams. Both of these grants are wonderful news for the future of rural healthcare and academic success in West Virginia.\u201d\r\n\u201cConnectivity and telemedicine are critical for West Virginians in rural areas of the state who face barriers to accessing quality care. I am glad that this funding will help strengthen the WVU Telehealth Network, and enable more disadvantaged students to attend medical school at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. This is positive news for the future of our health care system in West Virginia,\u201d said Capito.