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Wayne State receives $100,000 Kresge Foundation grant to support CitizenDetroit

Nov, 24 2014
The Kresge Foundation has awarded Wayne State University a $100,000, one-year grant to support CitizenDetroit, a community outreach program of the Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society (FOCIS). 

Wayne State's GO-GIRL program accepting applications for winter 2015 semester

Nov, 19 2014
Wayne State University's GO-GIRL (Gaining Options-Girls Investigate Real Life™) program, designed to help girls build confidence, capacity and career awareness in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) disciplines, is now accepting applications for the winter 2015 semester.

Research shows anti-HIV medicines can cause damage to fetal hearts

Nov, 19 2014
A study by a Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Medical Center research team is shedding new light on the troubling question of whether the drugs often given to HIV-positive pregnant women can cause significant long-term heart problems for the non-HIV-infected babies they carry.

DDI director awarded prestigious Thomas J. Alexander Fellowship from OECD, Paris

Nov, 18 2014
Barbara LeRoy has been awarded a Thomas J. Alexander Fellowship through the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), headquartered in Paris. 

Wayne State, City of Detroit's 'Make Your Date' program gives moms-to-be and babies help and hope

Nov, 13 2014
In observance of November as Prematurity Awareness Month and World Prematurity Day on Nov. 17, Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center are encouraging area mothers-to-be to take advantage of a powerful and free nonprofit program that is helping mothers throughout Detroit deliver healthy full-term babies on or after their due date.

Children's Hospital of Michigan researcher publishes study showing effectiveness of heart-protecting drug for kids who undergo cancer chemo

Nov, 11 2014
After nearly three decades of continuing research into how chemotherapy frequently causes toxicity-related damage to the hearts of children who survive cancer, Steven Lipshultz, M.D., Wayne State University chair of pediatrics and pediatrician-in-chief at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, part of the Detroit Medical Center, has published a breakthrough study demonstrating that a key drug designed to prevent such damage works effectively and safely.

Wayne Law's bar passage rate for first-time takers jumps 5 points to 81 percent

Nov, 7 2014
Wayne State University Law School’s state bar exam passage rate continues to climb, with 81 percent of first-time test-takers who took the exam in July passing.

Register today for the World's Largest Student Investment Conference: ENGAGE 2015!

Nov, 5 2014
Expected to draw students, faculty, and professionals from across the U.S. and Canada, ENGAGE 2015 will welcome internationally renowned financial leaders sharing their outlooks on the economy, stocks, venture capital, alternative investments and international markets. Featured will be CEOs, presidents, CIOs and economists from some of the most prominent firms in the industry lending their expertise as moderators and panel members.

How anchor institutions like hospitals, universities can help cities

Nov, 4 2014
Last year, standing across the entrance to the University of Chicago Medical Center in Hyde Park, I eavesdropped on a conversation about how the expansion of the hospital building had eaten up a neighborhood corner store.

Mortuary Science Open House set for Nov. 6 at Wayne State

Oct, 30 2014
Wayne State University’s popular Mortuary Science Open House will host an estimated 500-700 visitors from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 5439 Woodward Ave. (at Ferry St.) in Detroit.

Wayne State research funded by NIH may develop next generation of vaccines against autoimmune diseases

Oct, 30 2014
A major barrier to treating autoimmune diseases such as Type 1 diabetes is the lack of methods to deliver the therapeutics to specific sites such as the lymph nodes.

Art Dept. Gallery: Prof. Rosenthal shows 50 year retrospective

Oct, 28 2014
Professor Rosenthal's Murray Jackson Award 50 Year Retrospective Opening Reception:  Friday, November 7, 2014; 5-8pm

Wayne Law announces tuition freeze, enhanced scholarship opportunities

Oct, 22 2014
Wayne State University Law School today announced a tuition freeze and changes to its scholarship program that effectively amount to a 14 percent tuition cut for all incoming students.

WSU study may lead to use of smart phones to assist in workplace stress management programs

Oct, 14 2014
Although studies of the health effects of stress have been published for years, few have examined how chronic and momentary — or acute — stress influences health while people go about their daily lives.