Research facts

$91.9 million

NIH awards rose 18.3% between FY13 and FY19

$313 million

Research award dollars rose over 106% from FY14 to FY19

$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

Key research areas spotlight

Perinatology Research Branch

Wayne State is home to the Perinatology Research Branch of the NIH. The PRB conducts research to understand the mechanisms of disease for obstetrical complications and develop diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic strategies to reduce infant and maternal death. PRB researchers have made impactful discoveries that are leading to prevention of preterm birth, unexplained fetal death, and more.
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Cores and facilities spotlight

Microscopy and Cytometry

The Microscopy, Imaging & Cytometry Resources core aims to enhance the peer-reviewed funded research activities of faculty whose research requires these techniques.
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Research that's WARRIOR STRONG