Research facts


Ranked 67th by NSF among public research universities for total R&D expenditures

$304.8 million

Research award dollars rose nearly 62% from FY15 to FY20

$244.2 million

Wayne State reported $244.2 million in research expenditures in FY19

$91.7 million

NIH awards rose over 7.4% from FY15 to FY20

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

Clinical Research Service Center

The Clinical Research Service Center supports all aspects of adult and pediatric clinical research across Wayne State University.
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Research that's WARRIOR STRONG