Wayne State receives $1.9 million NIH grant to research and find treatments for genetic disease that causes blindness
July 21, 2017
DETROIT – A team of Wayne State University researchers recently received a $1.9 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to better understand leukodystrophies (LD) and genetic Leukoencephalopathies ..
Institute of Gerontology researcher gets top citation honors for 2006 publication
July 21, 2017
DETROIT – Jessica Damoiseaux, Ph.D., a cognitive neuroscientist at the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University, is first author of a journal article deemed a “classic” due to its high number of citations in the past 1..
Wayne State University’s Dr. Sonia Hassan selected as national health care leader
July 20, 2017
The Washington, D.C.-based organization The Aspen Institute has selected Sonia Hassan, M.D., Wayne State University School of Medicine’s associate dean for Maternal, Perinatal and Child Health, as a national health care leader for its third..
$2.8 million grant allows Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute at Wayne State University to continue its mission
July 19, 2017
DETROIT — Michigan residents with developmental and intellectual disabilities, along with their families, can look forward to five more years of service from the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute (MI-DDI) at Wayne State Universi..
$1.9 million NIH grant received to study bacterial endophthalmitis
July 18, 2017
DETROIT – A Wayne State University researcher recently received a $1.9 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health for the project, “Role of AMP-Activated Protein Kinase in Bacterial Endophthalmi..
Ford Motor Company Fund awards $50,000 for David DiChiera Scholarship at Wayne State University
July 14, 2017
DETROIT – In honor of David DiChiera, founder and artistic director of the Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT), Ford Motor Company Fund and the MOT have established a $50,000 scholarship fund for aspiring music students at Wayne State University&..
Wayne State receives DOD award to study genetic factors impacting type 2 diabetes in obesity
July 11, 2017
DETROIT – A Wayne State University researcher has received an 18-month, $308,000 Discovery Award from the Department of Defense for a clinical research study that will develop a better understanding of the heterogeneity of diabetes in obesi..
Institute of Gerontology director honored for improving the lives of older adults
July 10, 2017
DETROIT – Peter Lichtenberg, Ph.D., director of the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University, has won the 2017 Powell Lawton Distinguished Contribution Award for programs and practices that improve the lives of older adults. The a..
Wayne State introduces 100 Iraqi students to United States
July 7, 2017
Who : 100 Iraqi students in the Iraq Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and administered by World Learning, worldlearning.org.
What : IYLEP is a four-week summer exchange program that brings Engl..
Wayne State receives NIH award to study genetic factors that impact benefit of exercise
July 3, 2017
DETROIT – A team of researchers led by Robert Wessells, Ph.D., assistant professor of physiology in the School of Medicine at Wayne State University, has received a two-year, $423,500 grant from the National Institute on Aging of the Nationa..
Wayne State to develop online parent-training program for addressing challenging behaviors
June 27, 2017
DETROIT – Wayne State University received a four-year, $533,151 award from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health to develop a technology-based parent-training program for addressing young children&rsqu..
Kathryn Wildfong appointed interim director of Wayne State University Press
June 26, 2017
Kathryn Wildfong has been appointed to a two-year term as interim director of Wayne State University Press, effective June 19. She replaces Jane Ferreyra, who will be pursuing new opportunities following more than 14 years as director.
Wayne State professor wins lifetime achievement award for research on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
June 26, 2017
DETROIT – John Hannigan, Ph.D., a professor of obstetrics and of psychology at Wayne State University, and jointly appointed to the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, won the 2017 Henry Rosett Award for substantial contributions to the fiel..
Wayne State University board approves 2018 budget; increases tuition below state restraint cap
June 23, 2017
DETROIT — Wayne State University's Board of Governors today approved a general fund operating budget for fiscal year 2018 that calls for a tuition increase of 3.75 percent and keeps the increase to $16.00 or less per credit hour for all ..
Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Friday, June 23
June 20, 2017
The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, June 23, 2017, in Room BC at McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 Gilmour Mall, Detroit. The Board of Governors standing committee meetings convene at ..