The Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at Wayne State University is dedicated to leading in research and advancing family medicine and public health sciences. This commitment is exemplified in all aspects of our work, from the scholarly efforts that we require of our residents to the many research studies in various disciplines conducted by our faculty. We are involved in nationally funded research in many areas, including behavioral science, medical education, occupational/environmental health, practice-based research, community-based research, and epidemiology. The DFMPHS is the academic home of the metropolitan Detroit-based practice-based research network, MetroNet.
In support of our dedication to research, the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences hosts a Research Day each year in April. Students, residents, and other departmental trainees are encouraged to submit their work in the form of an abstract. In 2019, the Research Day committee received and reviewed twenty abstract submissions, choosing the top two to give oral presentations, five to present their work in the form of an electronic poster presentation, and thirteen to present their work in the form of a traditional poster. We invite you to browse the 2019 DFMPHS Research Day Program.
Past publications and grants may be found in previous Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences Annual Reports.
An excerpt from Wayne State Alumni Newsletter: Public Health Partnership and Community Health Outreach