Research facts

$259 million

Research award dollars rose over 70% from FY14 to FY18


Ranked 69th by NSF among public research universities for total R&D expenditures


Awards from the NIH rose 7.6% in FY18


Research awards received rose 6% in FY18 since FY14

Key research areas spotlight


Wayne State’s Institute of Environmental Health Sciences is advancing research approaches to understand and mitigate the effects of the urban industrial environment on human health. Their efforts will help prevent or detect environmentally-induced diseases. The Institute is home to the Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES), one of a few select environmental health sciences core centers in the nation funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. CURES researchers and community partners work together to understand how exposures to chemical and non-chemical stressors in the urban environment can influence the development of environmentally-linked diseases and are working together to improve living and working in Detroit.
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Cores and facilities spotlight


Wayne State is home to the Michigan Neonatal Biobank established by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
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