Research facts

$242.2 million

Wayne State reported $242.2 million in research expenditures in FY22

$91.5 million

NIH awards rose nearly 7.5% from FY17 to FY23

75th

Ranked 75th by NSF among public research universities for total R&D expenditures in FY22

$352.6 million

Research award dollars rose nearly 22% from FY22 to FY23

Key research areas spotlight

Translational Neurosciences

​​​Wayne State University is inspiring a new generation of biomedical investigators highly-trained in interdisciplinary science that focuses on improving the health and care of individuals affected by psychiatric or neurological disorders, or injuries in the nervous system through an understanding of disease mechanisms. Our translational neurosciences program offers access to world-class neuroimaging facilities for both animal and human research, and highly-experienced scientists with expertise in brain disorders, diseases and injuries, pre-clinical animal research, transgenic and knockout models, substance abuse, neuropharmacological treatments, brain network and computational modeling, and brain development and aging.
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Cores and facilities spotlight

ResearchOne

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