Wayne State is Unveiling a New Research Lab to Address Health Disparities

The Integrative Biosciences Center will open Wednesday at WSU.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Wayne State University officials will unveil the school’s Integrative Biosciences Center Wednesday. The research facility will search for ways to eliminate health disparities in the community.

Wayne State Spokesperson Mike Brinich says researchers there will work toward discoveries that will have an impact on the community.

“What that means is all the discoveries they are going to be working towards are going to be for the folks that are living in the community that the building is in,” Brinich says. “We want to give researchers not only world-class lab space, but more importantly we want to engage more broadly with the communities that we service through prevention, education and partnering.”

Brinich says residents can participate in the studies through the new clinical wing in the facility. 


  • Bre'Anna Tinsley
    Bre'Anna Tinsley is a reporter for Detroit Public Radio, 101.9 WDET. She covers city government and housing, as well as co-hosting the "Detroit Evening Report" podcast.