Research facts


Ranked 67th by NSF among public research universities for total R&D expenditures

$244.2 million

Wayne State reported $244.2 million in research expenditures in FY19

$91.7 million

NIH awards rose over 7.4% from FY15 to FY20

$304.8 million

Research award dollars rose nearly 62% from FY15 to FY20

Key research areas spotlight


Wayne State University researchers are recognized experts in cardiovascular research. They are leading research in cardiac biomarkers, clinical trials operations and management related to heart disease, animal models of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology, understanding the molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular development and so much more. Their work is critical in developing new therapeutic strategies to improve treatment of human vascular diseases.
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Cores and facilities spotlight


ResearchOne is a research concierge service at Wayne State specializing in the design and conduct of cutting-edge, clinical research.
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Research that's WARRIOR STRONG