News

  • WSU scientists discover mechanism for air pollution-induced liver disease

    September 3, 2015
    A research team led by Kezhong Zhang, Ph.D., at the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, has discovered that exposure to air pollution has a direct adverse health effect on the liver and causes liver fibrosis, an illness associated with metabolic disease and liver cancer.
  • White House officials to explain Iran nuclear deal Wednesday at Wayne Law

    August 31, 2015
    Two White House officials will explain the nuclear deal negotiated with Iran during a presentation Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Wayne State University Law School.
  • Wayne State appoints Leonard Savala director of the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement

    August 28, 2015
    Wayne State University announces the appointment of Leonard Savala as director of the newly established Office of Multicultural Student Engagement (OMSE), effective Aug. 31. He will lead the long-term strategic planning and positioning of OMSE, an integral part of WSU’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Physics student receives U.S. Department of Energy Research award

    August 24, 2015
    Rebecca Ann Coles, a graduate research assistant in Wayne State University’s Department of Physics, has been awarded the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) award.
  • Wayne State, Children’s Hospital of Michigan researchers to lead study examining brain’s role in pediatric mental health disorders

    August 23, 2015
    WSU neuroimaging experts and psychiatrists in collaboration with researchers at the University of Michigan and University of Toronto will use through 2020 a $3,416,065 competitively renewed grant (2 R01 MH059299-15A1) from the National Institute of Mental Health to lead ongoing studies of the brain networks of children and adolescents, potentially leading to changes in how pediatric mental health disorders are understood, diagnosed and treated.
  • Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency names Wayne State University veteran-friendly school

    August 23, 2015
    The program "recognizes academic institutions of higher learning committed to supporting the needs of student veterans and dependents." The program awards gold-, silver- or bronze-level status to institutions that offer veteran-centric services and programs. Higher learning institutions and/or training facilities in Michigan eligible to receive veteran education benefits can apply for the program regardless of size, location or program delivery. Out of 55 schools, WSU was one of 10 schools to meet all seven criteria for 2015. WSU received gold-level status for meeting all seven program criteria.
  • U-Haul, Wayne State University proceed with sustainability study in Detroit

    August 20, 2015
  • WSU student-athletes set another record for community service

    August 14, 2015
  • Wayne State School of Business recognized as top choice for veterans

    August 14, 2015
  • 23 new Detroit Revitalization Fellows to build capacity of metro organizations

    August 12, 2015
  • Nine Wayne Law alumnae recognized as 2015 Women in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

    August 7, 2015
    The awards program recognizes high-achieving women lawyers in Michigan and their accomplishments, according to the publication. The 30 attorneys will be formally honored during a Sept. 10 luncheon in Troy, where the honorees will choose one 2015 Woman of the Year by secret ballot.
  • College of Engineering alumnae take community service global with Engineers Without Borders

    August 5, 2015
    When Wayne State College of Engineering alumnae Najwa Abouhassan ’07 BSEE, ’11 MSEE and Genie Abboud ’07 BSEE and current graduate student in the engineering management program, returned from their first trip to Nicaragua with the nonprofit group Engineers Without Borders - Detroit Professional Chapter (EWB-Detroit), they were "hooked."
  • Wayne State University to go smoke- and tobacco-free Aug. 19

    August 4, 2015
    Wayne State University has announced that its main campus and extension centers will be smoke- and tobacco-free, effective Aug. 19, 2015. The new policy will apply to all employees, students, contractors and visitors. The university joins hundreds of institutions across the country that have adopted smoke- and tobacco-free policies for indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • Wayne State among top 50 safest college campuses in nation

    July 27, 2015
    Wayne State was commended for providing safety and security measures that ensure lower rates of criminal incidents and behavior. The WSU Police Department (WSUPD), in particular, is noted for programs it has developed and administered for students and staff.
  • WSU to lead $4.8 million NIH study that will teach an old drug to treat superbugs

    July 24, 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 causes of death. With the help of a nearly $4.9 million, 5-year grant from the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers are leading a landmark multi-center, international study that will provide essential information to clinicians for use of polymoxin B in critically ill patients where no other treatments will work.
  • Public relations program receives advantageous national accreditation

    July 22, 2015
    The national governing board of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) awarded its Certification in Education for Public Relations (CEPR) to the undergraduate public relations program in Wayne State University’s Department of Communication. Wayne State’s public relations program has been certified as one of only two in Michigan to achieve this prestigious status and is the only one throughout metropolitan Detroit to hold this credential.
  • Wayne State University scientists partner to provide stewardship for the Great Lakes

    July 21, 2015
    Scientists at Wayne State University from the College of Engineering, School of Medicine, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, College of Education and the Law School have teamed up to provide stewardship for the Detroit-area region of the Great Lakes. This group of Wayne State University faculty and research personnel comprises the Urban Watershed and Environmental Research Group (UWERG) whose aim is to exemplify leadership of watershed research and management in our urban environment.
  • Wayne State student leads group of volunteers boarding up vacant homes in Detroit

    July 19, 2015
    A group of volunteers went door to door Saturday, blocking those doors at vacant homes on Detroit's east side. The group was boarding up doors and windows, hoping to prevent squatters, crime and other activity inside.
  • College of Nursing introduces Veterans Bachelor of Science in Nursing program

    July 17, 2015
    Geared specifically to military veteran students who are interested in becoming nurses, the program is designed for veterans who have earned at least 30 college credits and maintained an overall 3.0 grade point average.
  • WSU receives $1.9 million NIH grant for enhancing EPC-based cell therapy for vascular diseases

    July 17, 2015
    The five year, $1.9 million grant (1R01HL128647) titled "Chemokine Signaling in EPC Angiogenesis: A Role of Lysine Methylation," aims to provide valuable information and potential therapeutic targets for enhancing endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs)-based cell therapy for certain vascular diseases, as well as advance the field of chemokine receptor biology.
  • Wayne State fencer and assistant coach to compete in World Championships

    July 14, 2015
    Sophomore Ziad Elsissy (Alexandria, Egypt), who earned Second Team All-America accolades in March after placing seventh out of 24 fencers participating in the men's sabre competition at the 2015 NCAA Collegiate Championship, will represent his native Egypt in both the individual and team competitions this week. WSU assistant coach Anatolie Senic, who recently finished his sixth season as a member of Maestro Jerzy Radz's staff, will represent Moldova in the men's senior foil competition. Senic will be one of 157 participants competing on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Emergency Medicine study to examine minimizing brain injury in resuscitated patients

    July 10, 2015
    The American Heart Association has awarded a two-year, $143,000 grant-in-aid to the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Thomas Sanderson, Ph.D., and collaborator and co-investigator Maik Hüttemann, Ph.D., associate professor of Molecular Medicine and Genetics, to investigate a novel therapy for cardiac arrest-induced brain injury.
  • Wayne State student tabbed for summer White House internship

    July 9, 2015
    Journalism major Tim Carroll has been named a White House intern for the summer of 2015, according to a press release from the White House. Carroll, the former editor of the student newspaper The South End at Wayne State University, is one of 149 students from 78 universities named to the prestigious internship, according to the release.
  • WSU receives $1.25 million NIH grant to study diabetes drug's role in reversing preeclampsia

    July 8, 2015
    Sascha Drewlo, Ph.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has secured a $1.25 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to study the role of approved drugs to improve placental function.
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society grant funds new study model

    July 2, 2015
    The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has provided a grant to a Wayne State University School of Medicine professor to explore a new model of MS pathology. Alexander Gow, Ph.D., the Charles H. Gershenson Distinguished Fellow Professor and associate director of the WSU Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, will use the three-year, $663,959 grant for his study, “Neurodegeneration associated with metabolic stress in oligodendrocytes.”