Wayne State University is proud to announce that the Perinatology Research Branch will stay in Detroit
After months of competition, Wayne State University (WSU) has been awarded a second contract allowing for retention of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health Perinatology Research Branch (PRB) through 2023. Housed within the facilities of the Detroit Medical Center and the C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development, the presence of the PRB will continue to play an ever-increasingly vital role both globally and nationally, while enduring in its massively positive influence in Michigan and the city of Detroit.
The partnership of the PRB and WSU has been exceedingly beneficial since the decision to locate in Detroit in 2002. In addition to the global effects of ground-breaking discoveries in areas such as preterm delivery risk reduction and cerebral palsy, over 20,000 at-risk mothers have directly benefitted from the PRB. The presence alone of the PRB has generated significant economic effects in Michigan and the city of Detroit: a recent study shows that cumulative economic activity associated with the PRB during a second 10-year contract will exceed $347 million; new earnings going to Michigan residents over the life of a new contract are expected to total $143 million.
WSU is delighted for the opportunity to retain the PRB as a strong part of the Detroit community, and to partner in the universal advancement of medicine while working to keep the most vulnerable among us safe.