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May 2014

Dr. Joseph Hummer leading the way on 'super circles' to lessen rush-hour headaches
Posted: Sunday, May 4, 2014

While Mother Nature continues to challenge drivers across the country, a team of traffic engineers is working hard on a new way to make rush-hour commutes safer and faster in any weather. "We can't do much about snow falling, but we can do something about road capacity and congestion," said...

Dr. Ed Cackett receives prestigious NSF Early Career award; research to impact metro Detroit schools’ astronomy programs
Posted: Sunday, May 4, 2014

A Wayne State University researcher has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, the agency's most prestigious award for up-and-coming researchers in science and engineering. The five-year, $550,000 grant was awarded to Ed Cackett, Ph.D...

Drs. Donna Kashian and Jeffrey Ram receive grant from USGS to advance ecological restoration efforts in the Great Lakes
Posted: Sunday, May 4, 2014

Donna Kashin (Top) and Jeffrey Ram (Bottom)     Foreign mussels hitchhiking to the Great Lakes in the ballast water tanks of international freighters are becoming one of the most vexing environmental problems facing the Great Lakes. A group of scientists from...

Dr. Anna Moszczynska receives $1.7 million NIH research award to discover novel treatments for methamphetamine-abuse associated neurotoxicity
Posted: Sunday, May 4, 2014

A Wayne State University professor recently received a nearly $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health to explore whether proteasome and parkin - two components of the ubiquitin-proteasome system - are potential pharmaceutical drug targets...

Study led by Dr. Allen Batteau examines development of high-speed rail in the U.S.
Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

DETROIT – Wayne State University, in partnership with the University of Michigan and Drexel University, has launched a two-and-a-half-year study of the imagination — or l'imaginaire  — of high-speed rail (HSR) in America. The study is part of a larger comparative...

Pilot Program for Enhancement of Contractor Employee Whistleblower Protections (Pilot Whistleblower Project)
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Congress has enacted many whistleblower protection statutes to encourage employees to report fraud, waste, and abuse. You should be aware that the latest whistleblower protection went into effect July 1, 2013 and applies to all employees working for contractors, grantees, subcontractors, and...

Wayne State University awarded Silicon Mechanics' 2014 Research Cluster Grant
Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

High-performance cluster to aid with cutting-edge collaborative research Wayne State University is the recipient of Silicon Mechanics' third Annual Research Cluster Grant, a program in which the company and its partners are donating a complete high-performance compute (HPC) cluster. The addition...

Technology Development Incubator RFP announced
Posted: Monday, May 5, 2014

I am pleased to announce the next round of Wayne State University's Technology Development Incubator (TDI) program, an innovative program funded by the New Economy Initiative. Through the previous three rounds of this program, TDI has led to a variety of exciting opportunities for our faculty...

Breakthrough NIH study by Dr. Tej Mattoo will have major implications for treating pediatric UTIs
Posted: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A major new pediatric research study led by a Wayne State University researcher, funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), has "major implications"...

Dr. Melissa Runge-Morris nearly $2 million NIH grant to explore gene expression during early development and its impact on health in adulthood
Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A team of researchers at Wayne State University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Pittsburgh was recently awarded nearly $2 million from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health to explore possible determinants of...

Core Incentive Program Announced
Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The second installment of the Core Incentive Program has been announced by the Karmanos Cancer Institute and the Office of the Vice President for Research. This successful program has been expanded to include the Cores of the Basic Science Core Cluster (Animal Model and Therapeutics Evaluation...

INPHAASE FOA announced
Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

WSU's Office of the Vice President for Research and Henry Ford Health System are pleased to announce the 2014 INPHAASE FOA. INPHAASE is the acronym of the Institute for Population Sciences, Health Assessment, Administration, Services, and Economics. INPHAASE is an inter-institutional, coordinated...

WSU Research Administrators Meeting - May 8, 2014
Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The next WSU Research Administrators meeting will be held May 8, 2014 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the David Adamany Community Room of the Undergraduate Library.

Basic Radiation Safety Training - May 13
Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Please join us for the next Basic Radiation Safety Training session on May 13, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Biosafety Training - May 14
Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Please join us for the next Biosafety training session on May 14 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

IRB Webinar Training: Retrospective Chart Reviews - May 16, 2014
Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The next IRB training session will be held on May 16, 2014 from 9 to 10 a.m. via Webinar!

Shipping Biological Substances and Dry Ice Training - May 16
Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The next training session on shipping biological substances and dry ice will be held May 16, 2014 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in 1358 Scott Hall.

IRB Training: Research conducted in schools with children and adults - May 20
Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The next IRB training session will be held on May 20, 2014 from 3 to 4 p.m. in 114 State Hall.

IRB Training: Administrative Requirements for Submitting to the IRB for All Review Types: Getting Through the Door! - May 29
Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The next IRB training session will be held on May 29, 2014 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the IRB Administration Office conference room.

Dr. Juhasz receives $1.6 million R01 renewal to better diagnose brain, eye and skin disorder
Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has renewed a five-year, $1,662,500 million grant to Wayne State University School of Medicine faculty member Csaba Juhasz, M.D. Ph.D., to develop better diagnostic tools for a rare disorder present at birth that affects the brain, eye and...

Drs. William Lyman and James Coticchia secure grant to study newborn hearing loss in West Bank
Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Two Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers will team with colleagues in the West Bank to study the cause of the prevalence of hearing loss among newborns in the West Bank region. James Coticchia, M.D., professor of otolaryngology, and William Lyman, Ph.D., professor of pediatrics...