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Welcome to our Network!


The Faith Community Research Network engages underrepresented communities in medical research and clinical trials by increasing awareness of the role of research in healthcare innovations and health equity.


What Is the Faith Community Research Network?

The FCRN is a partnership between the Faith-Based Genetic Research Institute, Wayne State University, and Karmanos Cancer Institute. This partnership supports a network of churches in the Detroit metropolitan area that meet monthly and work together to support health and well-being among the area’s residents. The FCRN is funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) at Wayne State University.

Our Member Churches

“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” ‭‭III John‬ ‭1:2‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Network Goals


Create and champion strategies to advance health research aligned with the most urgent needs of Detroit populations


Prepare Detroit’s faith community to participate meaningfully in research design and implementation


Increase community member access to clinical trials and health research


Develop channels for dissemination of research discoveries, especially interventions deigned to eliminate health disparities and promote equity

In the Community