Research facts

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

$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

Key research areas spotlight

Cardiovascular

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

BioBank

Wayne State is home to the Michigan Neonatal Biobank established by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
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Research that's WARRIOR STRONG