Research facts


Ranked 69th by NSF among public research universities for total R&D expenditures

$259 million

Research award dollars rose over 70% from FY14 to FY18


Research awards received rose 6% in FY18 since FY14


Awards from the NIH rose 7.6% in FY18

Key research areas spotlight


Researchers across WSU's campus are developing new techniques to improve health through the use of imaging technology. Engineering faculty are working with physicians to reduce venous reflux diseases by incoporating photoacoustic imaging technology in their research. Researchers in the Department of Psychiatry are exploring the mechanism of impaired learning and memory in schizophrenia using funcational MRI and functional magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Through the MR Core Research facility, faculty are working to better understand brain diseases and injuries in hope of developing new treatments.
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Cores and facilities spotlight


Wayne State is home to the Michigan Neonatal Biobank established by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
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