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WSU wins 2-month perinatology extension

November 4, 2012

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development announced it is awarding a two-month, $2.6 million contract extension to Wayne State University to continue funding its Perinatology Research Branch through Dec. 31. The award extends a previous 10-year, $167 million contract that lapsed Nov. 1 for the perinatology program, staffed by Wayne State physicians at Hutzel Women's Hospital in the Detroit Medical Center. The Perinatology Research Branch contract supports more than 120 jobs at the DMC and accounted for about $16.2 million out of the $88.5 million in various contract and grant awards from NIH to Wayne State during the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. Matt Lockwood, director of communications for Wayne State, confirmed the length and terms of the extension.