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Wayne State awarded $165.9M medical research grant

February 15, 2013

Wayne State University just had their largest research contract renewed. According to David Jesse's article in the Detroit Free Press, the grant is worth $165.9 million and will cover the next 10-years. The money comes from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health. It pays for WSU to continue housing the Perinatology Research Branch. The contract will keep the PRB, which conducts perinatal and maternal-fetal medical research, in Detroit through 2023. The PRB has helped more than 20,000 at-risk mothers, most of them uninsured patients of the Detroit Medical Center.