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Fri February 15, 2013
Wayne State awarded $165.9M medical research grant
Wayne State University just had their largest research contract renewed.
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.
WSU's Medical School Dean shares the importance of the grant.
"This is great news for the university, but also vitally important for women and the families of Michigan," said Valerie Parisi, medical school dean. "Premature birth causes far too many deaths and disabilities. The research and discoveries developed by the Perinatology Research Branch are changing medicine and saving lives around the world.
"Remaining the home of the (PRB) ensures that WSU continues to be on the front lines of the battle against preterm birth."
- Chris Zollars, Michigan Radio Newsroom