Research facts

$91.7 million

NIH awards rose over 7.4% from FY15 to FY20

67th

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

$304.8 million

Research award dollars rose nearly 62% from FY15 to FY20

$244.2 million

Wayne State reported $244.2 million in research expenditures in FY19

Key research areas spotlight

Environmental

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

Biomedical imaging

Wayne State offers state-of-the-art biomedical imaging facilities including a magnetic resonance facility that aids in early detection of disease and monitoring of treatments.
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Research that's WARRIOR STRONG