Life Sciences Collaboration Team

The Life Sciences Collaborative Access Team is a partnership between all the Michigan Life Sciences structural biologists including researchers at U-M, Wayne, MSU, and the Van Andel Institute. It is also worked with researchers in other state.


The Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research

Th e University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR) and the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology  have a collaborative center dedicated to improving the health of older African Americans who live in cities. The Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research, established in 1996, is one of six national resource centers for minority aging research supported by the National Institute on Aging.


The Perinatology Research Branch

The first of its kind, this partnership combines the resources of the National Institutes of Health, Wayne State University, the Detroit Medical Center and a number of other institutions including the University of Michigan. The Perinatology Research Branch conducts clinical and basic research in perinatal medicine and related disciplines with the goal of developing novel diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive strategies to reduce adverse pregnancy outcome, infant mortality and handicap as well as to provide research training for physicians, scientists and other healthcare professionals whose aim is to improve the health care of mothers and their children.


Traumatic Brain Research

Wayne State University’s Biomedical Engineering Department, proposing to manage a consortium of 14 research institutions including U-M, the Henry Ford Health System, TACOM, several military labs and the VA Medical Center in Detroit, is vying to become a national center for Traumatic Brain Injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Under the proposal, Wayne State would be the lead institution, managing a consortium of 40 researchers from 14 institutions, including the University of Michigan, Henry Ford Hospital, John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit and several military labs, including TACOM in Warren.