Research facts

$238.8 million

Wayne State reported $238.8 million in research expenditures in FY18


Ranked 68th by NSF among public research universities for total R&D expenditures

$313 million

Research award dollars rose over 106% from FY14 to FY19

$91.9 million

NIH awards rose 18.3% between FY13 and FY19

Key research areas spotlight


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


ResearchOne is a research concierge service at Wayne State specializing in the design and conduct of cutting-edge, clinical research.
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