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July 2015

Dr. Haidong Gu and research team seek to stamp out herpes simplex virus 1 with help of $1.8 million NIH grant
Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1), or oral herpes, is a virus that affects more than 70 percent of the world's adult population. Although there are treatments to relieve its symptoms and shorten their outbreaks, the virus remains dormant after recovery within the trigeminal ganglion of the nervous...

Limited Submission Funding Opportunities Notice
Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Some external grant opportunities have limits on institutional submissions. In those cases, internal competitions are organized by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). Limited submission funding opportunities and details on how to apply internally are listed on the Division of...

First ever paper published by four economists with the same surname includes Dr. Allen Goodman
Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

For the first time ever, a team of four economists has published a paper where each author bears the same last name, despite having no relation to each other and working at different institutions. Allen Goodman of Wayne State University, Joshua Goodman of Harvard, Lucas Goodman of the University...

Dr. Mark Lumley receives 2015 McDevitt Excellence in Research Award from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Mark A. Lumley, Ph.D., professor and director of the clinical psychology Ph.D. program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, recently received the 2015 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation McDevitt Excellence in Research Award in the area of clinical...

Michigan's University Research Corridor: Talent for a global economy
Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Michigan's leading research universities are magnets for top-notch talent, attracting, developing and retaining highly skilled individuals to propel Michigan's economy into the future, a new report confirms. With more than $2.1 billion in research and development annually, the University Research...

Wayne State research team of Drs. L.Y. Wang, Hong Wang and Gang George Yin issued patent for new anesthesia monitoring technology
Posted: Monday, June 1, 2015

A team of researchers from Wayne State University was recently issued a U.S. patent (# 8,998,808) on a technology that will offer anesthesiologists better methods for monitoring and managing patients in the operating room. General anesthesia decisions on dosages are challenging and depend on...

Dr. Eranda Nikolla receives prestigious DOE early career grant
Posted: Monday, June 8, 2015

The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Science recently announced its selection of 50 scientists from across the nation to receive its Early Career Research Program award. Eranda Nikolla, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemical engineering in Wayne State University's College of Engineering...

Drs. Madhvi Rajpurkar and Michael Callaghan help identify a key gene mutation that can trigger lymphoblastic leukemia
Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2015

After collecting data on a leukemia-affected family for nearly a decade, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Hematologist and Wayne State University School of Medicine Professor of Pediatrics Madhvi Rajpurkar, M.D., joined an international team of genetic researchers in...

66 Foundation and Corporate Grant Opportunities
Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Foundation Relations and Corporate Philanthropy staff in the Development and Alumni Affairs Division circulates monthly a list of grant opportunities for faculty. By making this information available, we encourage you to consider seeking foundation and corporate grant support. View the 66...

National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant led by Dr. Yifan Zhang aims to assure food safety in urban gardens of Detroit
Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Urban gardens are becoming more commonplace across Detroit and other major urban cities throughout the United States. These gardens offer a source of free or inexpensive healthy food for the public and educate community members about food production and rehabilitating the local ecosystem. The...

Dr. Alexander Gow receives National Multiple Sclerosis Society grant to explore new model of MS pathology
Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has provided a grant to a Wayne State University School of Medicine professor to explore a new model of MS pathology. Alexander Gow, Ph.D., the Charles H. Gershenson Distinguished Fellow Professor and associate director of the WSU Center for Molecular...

Dr. Phillip Levy to lead Detroit site in new national heart failure study
Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Wayne State University School of Medicine and Detroit Receiving Hospital of the Detroit Medical Center will serve as a site for a national study that will develop new guidelines for patients released from the emergency room after treatment for suspected acute heart failure...

Dr. Sascha Drewlo receives $1.25 million NIH grant to study diabetes drug's role in reversing preeclampsia
Posted: Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Sascha Drewlo, Ph.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has secured a $1.25 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to study the role of approved drugs to improve placental...

Dr. Stephen Krawetz develops improved sperm diagnostic test may pinpoint best fertility treatment for couples
Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015

A Wayne State University School of Medicine professor, in collaboration with researchers at CReAte Fertility Center, University of Toronto, Harvard University and Georgia Reagents University, has developed the first diagnostic test for sperm RNA based on next-generation sequencing. For couples...

Dr. Pramod Khosla receives $2.4 million grant to research effects of tocotrienols from palm oil in end-stage renal disease patients
Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015

DETROIT - End-stage renal disease (ERSD) is the last stage of chronic kidney disease where the kidneys function at under 10 to 15 percent of their normal capacity. At this stage, kidneys cannot effectively remove waste or excess fluid from the blood system, and dialysis or a kidney transplant is...

Dr. Chunying Li receives $1.9 million NIH grant for enhancing EPC-based cell therapy for vascular diseases
Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Chunying Li, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Wayne State University School of Medicine's Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has secured his first R01 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to study the role and mechanism of the...

Dr. Peter Lichtenberg awarded for elder abuse research
Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Peter Lichtenberg, Ph.D., director of the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University, won the Judge Edward Sosnick Courage to Lead Award for his extensive work to create ways of identifying older adults at risk of financial exploitation. The award is presented annually by the Oakland...

Dr. Patrick Hines receives innovation fellowship from The Aspen Institute
Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Washington, D.C.-based educational and policy studies organization The Aspen Institute has selected Wayne State University School of Medicine's Patrick Hines, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Physiology and an assistant professor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, one of only 20 health...

Dr. Keith Kaye to lead $4.8 million NIH study that will teach an old drug to maintain its tricks
Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015

DETROIT - With the decline of the development of new antibiotics due to the complexity and expense of discovering them, there has been a rapid growth of antibiotic resistant pathogens that is one of the leading causes of death. With the help of a nearly $4.9 million, 5-year grant from the National...

Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University among lead academic centers participating in nationwide NCI MATCH Trial
Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015

DETROIT -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, in partnership with Wayne State University School of Medicine, is one of the lead academic centers participating in the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) MATCH (Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice) Trial in the United States, set to begin in...

Research team led by Dr. Kezhong Zhang discover mechanism for air pollution-induced liver disease
Posted: Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A research team led by Kezhong Zhang, Ph.D., at the Wayne State University School of Medicine's Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, has discovered that exposure to air pollution has a direct adverse health effect on the liver and causes liver fibrosis, an illness associated with metabolic...