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Health Disparities

Explore videos, stories and events that feature some of the many Wayne State initiatives and passionate individuals committed to eradicating health disparities. Read more

Wayne State receives $1.2 million to impact Detroit Public School students' interest in STEM

Promoting Student Interest in Science and Science Careers through a Scalable Place-based Environmental Educational Program at the Belle Isle Aquarium will train 90 DPS teachers in biological STEM areas and benefit over 2,300 students in Detroit. 

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Eranda Nikolla, professor of chemical engineering and materials science,

receives prestigious Camille Dreyfus Award

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Wayne State receives $3.6 million NIH grant

IMSD program will increase number of underrepresented students in science majors

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WSU researchers helping Flint water crisis

Wayne State researchers are evaluating link between Flint water system and health problems

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Wayne State University startup acquired by Allergan plc in $60 million deal

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Wayne State awarded $2.74 million NIH grant

to improve asthma management in youth

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Federico Rabuffetti receives NSF grant

to improve quality of imaging and chemical sensing of disease biomarkers

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Wayne State awarded $2.28 million to study use of buprenorphine

to combat relapse in recovering opioid users

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Discovering new ways to impact children's health

New Wayne State study shows children with cardiomyopathy benefit from a "whole family" treatment approach

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Wayne State receives $2.2 million HRSA grant

to support neurodevelopmental disabilities leadership education

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MTRAC awards spur biomedical innovation at Wayne State University

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Wayne State receives $3.6 million NIH grant

to advance understanding of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

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Welcome to Research at Wayne State University, one of the nation’s pre-eminent public research universities in an urban setting.

Through our multidisciplinary approach to research and education, and ongoing collaboration with government, industry and other institutions, we seek to expand knowledge, enhance economic growth and improve the quality of life in the city of Detroit, state of Michigan and throughout the world.

Through our dedication and leadership, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized center of excellence in research. Our faculty lead the nation in many key research areas and their groundbreaking discoveries make a difference in the everyday lives of others around the corner and around the world.

Ranked 55th among public universities by NSF

Wayne State is ranked 55th by NSF among public universities for total R&D expenditures

Research award dollars totaled over $188 million in FY15

Total research award dollars rose 23.8% in FY15.

There were 1,047 research awards in FY15

Total number of research awards rose 5.5% in FY15.

NIH awards rose to 264 in FY15

Awards from the National Institutes of Health rose by 19% in FY15. Overall, federal awards rose by over 15% in FY15.