Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized urban public research university, offering more than 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges. Its mission is to create knowledge and prepare a diverse body of students to excel in an increasingly complex and global society.

Wayne State’s research expenditures place it among the nation’s top 50 public universities, and with more than 1,000 students, the School of Medicine is the largest single-campus medical school in the country.

Reflecting its campus location in Midtown Detroit and its excellent international reputation, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan’s public universities. The university’s nearly 28,000 students come from nearly every state and 60 countries to attend classes on the main campus in Midtown Detroit with 100 buildings over 200 acres, and at its six extension centers throughout Southeast Michigan.

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WSU News

May. 25, 2017
A team of researchers from Wayne State University’s College of Engineering recently received nearly $500,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for its research project, SSE: Development of a ...
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May. 16, 2017
A non-invasive seizure detection system in which sounds can be used to alert caregivers and loved ones that a patient is having a seizure won $75,000 in the Epilepsy Therapy Project’s sixth annual Sha...
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May. 9, 2017
A research team led by Wayne State University is sharing findings from testing last fall and will resume sampling Flint water in June. In partnership with the City of Flint, Genesee County Health Depart...
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May. 1, 2017
The Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio) at Wayne State University has been named the 2017 Renovated Laboratory of the Year by R&D Magazine and Laboratory Design. The award was announced at the Lab...
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Apr. 25, 2017
Wayne State University received notice from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health of the $7.5 million renewal for five years of the Center for Urba...
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Apr. 18, 2017
Complete regressions of cancerous tumors were observed in a mouse model when both radiation and immunotherapy were administered together, reported a Wayne State University School of Medicine cancer rese...
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Mar. 30, 2017
A research team led by Mai Lam, Ph.D., published a method to engineer scalable and customizable vascular grafts in JoVE’s Video Journal, the world’s first peer-reviewed scientific video journal. The...
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Mar. 17, 2017
A team of researchers from Wayne State University has been awarded a five-year, $3.8 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health that aims to investig...
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Mar. 10, 2017
Just as a sprinter’s body and muscles are ready for action as they wait for the starting gun to fire, brain networks at rest appear to be waiting in a state of potentiation to execute even the simples...
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Feb. 27, 2017
The Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine will launch the nation’s largest study of African American cancer survivors to better understand disproportionately high inc...
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Feb. 24, 2017
Scientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology at the Kresge Eye Institute are the first to show that the Zika virus (ZIKV) can replicate in the eye’s retinal ...
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Jan. 13, 2017
Evidence that fetuses at risk for preterm birth have abnormal neuroconnectivity has been revealed for the first time by researchers based at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, the Perinatolo...
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Jan. 12, 2017
A team of research scientists led by David Cinabro, professor of physics and astronomy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, recently published a paper marking the impor...
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Jan. 4, 2017
Kids Without Cancer, founded by a group of parents whose children received cancer treatment at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, has committed $356,000 to Wayne State University School of Medicine rese...
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Dec. 21, 2016
Preterm birth — birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy — affects up to one in every six births in the United States and many other countries. It is the number one cause of infant death and long-term ill...
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Oct. 26, 2016
Older adolescents and young adults are at the highest risk for poor asthma management and health outcomes, but few studies have been published on this issue. A team of Wayne State University researchers...
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Oct. 18, 2016
A team of researchers led by Richard Slatcher, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, has been awarded $2.74 million from the Nat...
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Sep. 28, 2016
A team of researchers led by Wayne State University has been awarded funding as a part of the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions, a research network devoted to the health and ...
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Sep. 14, 2016
Wayne State University has received a $3.6 million grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health for a project that will advance knowledge of brain aging, its relation ...
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Sep. 14, 2016
The project, “Promoting Student Interest in Science and Science Careers through a Scalable Place-based Environmental Educational Program at a Public Aquarium,” will train 90 Detroit Public School (D...
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Sep. 8, 2016
Allergan plc, a leading global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Dublin has acquired substantially all of the assets of Wayne State University startup, RetroSense Therapeutics LLC, a privately hel...
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Sep. 8, 2016
Researchers in the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics at the Wayne State University School of Medicine have developed a novel approach to studying host-microbiome interactions, the first step to...
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Aug. 16, 2016
The U.S. National Institutes of Health will award an estimated $9 million over the next 5 years to a new statewide center to enhance the understanding and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related ...
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Aug. 16, 2016
Wayne State University neuroscientist Moriah Thomason, Ph.D., was awarded a five-year, $2.3 million grant to study the functional development of the human fetal brain and correlate it to behavior at age...
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Jul. 7, 2016
The Flint Area Community Health and Environment Partnership, a multi-institutional team of environmental engineering and public health experts led by Wayne State University, today announced it will imp...
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Jul. 7, 2016
Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson has accepted an offer to serve on the Advisory Committee to the Director for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The director, Francis Collins, “ove...
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Jun. 23, 2016
Wayne State University startup RetroSense Therapeutics LLC has been named one of the 50 Smartest Companies by the MIT Technology Review. The 50 Smartest Companies represent the businesses that are the m...
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Jun. 13, 2016
Researchers at Wayne State University have developed a method to recycle eggshells, using them as “chemical reactors” to synthesize sulfur-containing nanorods that can be used as battery ele...
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Jun. 2, 2016
In the nation’s first study of homelessness in college students, Wayne State University researchers in Detroit have found that unstable housing has a negative impact on students with respect to health...
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May. 26, 2016
Dynamic brain network interactions in the healthy adolescent brain are remarkably more sophisticated and sensitive to attention demands than previously demonstrated. That is one takeaway from a seminal...
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May. 25, 2016
Detroit’s abandoned buildings and blighted neighborhoods have captured the attention of news media, artists, photographers, videographers and curious tourists for decades. National and international n...
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Apr. 25, 2016
Eric Woodcock, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences in Wayne State University‘s School of Medicine, has been awarded a two-year, $76,000 predoctoral fellowship ...
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Apr. 19, 2016
Researchers at Wayne State University recently received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health for a study that aims to ...
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Apr. 6, 2016
A newly published national study by the Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers shows that “parental impact and family functioning” become increas...
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Mar. 9, 2016
A group of pioneering Detroit researchers have co-published a study that breaks new ground in the effort to protect children who survive two major types of blood cancer from the threat of lifelong damag...
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Mar. 8, 2016
Led by Wayne State, researchers will evaluate the possible association between changes in the Flint water system and public health, specifically the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak. The first phase of ...
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Mar. 8, 2016
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a five-year grant of more than $3.6 million to increase the number of underrepresented students in science majors at Wayne State University. The WSU-I...
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Feb. 8, 2016
Wayne State University recently entered into an exclusive license agreement with TRImaran Pharma Inc. for a class of novel drugs developed at Wayne State University that aims to offer hope in the treatm...
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Jan. 15, 2016
DETROIT— Infections caused by vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREfm) bacteria can often be serious and life threatening. These drug-resistant bacterial pathogens are one of the most problem...
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Nov. 19, 2015
With nearly 90 percent of Americans utilizing the internet, the use of online dating websites has grown tremendously since the launch of the first online dating service in 1995. Today, Americans find i...
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Oct. 26, 2015
During his commute to work in the summer of 2014, Da Deng, assistant professor of chemical engineering and materials science at Wayne State University, heard several news reports about the harmful algae...
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Oct. 13, 2015
Wayne State University — Detroit’s public, urban research university — is celebrating the opening of the Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio), a $93 million facility dedicated to studying and eli...
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Oct. 10, 2015
Wayne State University (WSU) is recruiting 30 faculty (Open rank) for research and development programs in Integrative Biosciences. This initiative leverages a new 200,000 sq. ft. Integrative Bioscience...
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Oct. 2, 2015
A team of researchers at Wayne State University have discovered that mothers with high levels of lead in their blood not only affect the fetal cells of their unborn children, but also their grandchildre...
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Sep. 22, 2015
Dr. Prashant Mahajan has been awarded a five-year, $5.76 million NIH grant to study how febrile infants – babies 2 months or younger who are brought to emergency rooms with invasive bacterial infectio...
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Jul. 31, 2015
With the decline of the development of new antibiotics due to the complexity and expense of discovering them, there has been a rapid growth of antibiotic resistant pathogens that is one of the leading c...
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Jul. 22, 2015
The Washington, D.C.-based educational and policy studies organization The Aspen Institute has selected Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Patrick Hines, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of P...
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Jul. 13, 2015
A team of researchers led by a Wayne State professor will study the effects of a daily supplement of palm oil in patients with end-stage renal disease. Pramod Khosla, Ph.D., associate professor of nutri...
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Jul. 8, 2015
WSU’s School of Medicine has secured a $1.25 million NIH grant to study the role of approved drugs to improve placental function. Sascha Drewlo, Ph.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gyneco...
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Jul. 1, 2015
DETROIT – The Wayne State University School of Medicine and Detroit Receiving Hospital of the Detroit Medical Center will serve as a site for a national study that will develop new guidelines for pati...
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Jun. 30, 2015
The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation has awarded two grants totaling $1.025 million to Wayne State University for projects aimed at improving water and air quality in Michigan. The Healthy U...
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Jun. 24, 2015
Urban gardens are becoming more commonplace across Detroit and other major urban cities throughout the United States. These gardens offer a source of free or inexpensive healthy food for the public and ...
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Jun. 18, 2015
A team of investigators including scientists of the National Institutes of Health, and the Wayne State University School of Medicine/Detroit Medical Center, have developed a “placenta-on-a-chip” to ...
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Jun. 18, 2015
Two medical researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Michigan and the Wayne State University School of Medicine have published the results of a nearly 10-year investigation that identified a key ge...
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Jun. 8, 2015
Eranda Nikolla, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemical engineering in Wayne State University’s College of Engineering, was selected out of 620 submissions to receive a five-year, $750,000 grant for he...
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Apr. 20, 2015
The Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences today announced that Joseph Roche, assistant professor for the physical therapy program in the Department of Health Ca...
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Apr. 17, 2015
Last week, the world’s most powerful particle accelerator began its second act. After two years of upgrades and repairs, proton beams once again circulated around the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), loca...
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Apr. 17, 2015
Mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, may be one of Alzheimer’s earliest signs. The subtle changes of MCI include problems with memory, language, thinking and judgment and a subjective sense that mental ...
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Apr. 16, 2015
RetroSense Therapeutics, LLC, a Wayne State University start-up biotechnology company, has received the Luis Villalobos Award from the Angel Capital Association (ACA), the world’s leading professi...
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Apr. 8, 2015
Study adds weight to connection between seafood consumption, mental ability DETROIT – Prenatal exposure to foods contaminated with brain-damaging mercury has adverse effects on the IQs of schoolchildr...
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Apr. 1, 2015
Gerald Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Pathology, and Pediatrics for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and medical director of the Division of Laboratory...
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Mar. 31, 2015
A new study by scientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine demonstrates that communication between some of the brain’s most important centers is altered in children with obsessive-comp...
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Mar. 5, 2015
Researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, part of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit are...
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