Research facts

$288.4 million

Research award dollars rose nearly 23.3% from FY17 to FY22

$93.5 million

NIH awards rose nearly 9% from FY17 to FY22

70th

Ranked 70th by NSF among public research universities for total R&D expenditures

$243.3 million

Wayne State reported $243.3 million in research expenditures in FY20

Key research areas spotlight

Imaging

Researchers across WSU's campus are developing new techniques to improve health through the use of imaging technology. Engineering faculty are working with physicians to reduce venous reflux diseases by incoporating photoacoustic imaging technology in their research. Researchers in the Department of Psychiatry are exploring the mechanism of impaired learning and memory in schizophrenia using funcational MRI and functional magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Through the MR Core Research facility, faculty are working to better understand brain diseases and injuries in hope of developing new treatments.
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Cores and facilities spotlight

Statistical Services

Wayne State offers researchers a range of statistical support services to suite a wide variety of needs.
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Research that's WARRIOR STRONG