Therapeutic Areas

Discover What We Do Best

The Center for Industry Research Collaboration is your gateway to the preclinical and clinical research at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Our 1,200+ scientific and clinical faculty have a wide range of research interests, and certain disciplines have become our areas of strength. Explore our major therapeutic areas of research or contact us to discuss how we can partner to solve your thorniest preclinical and clinical research problems.

Our Major Therapeutic Research Areas

Aging & Alzheimer’s Disease

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is home to innovative researchers discovering solutions to age-related conditions to improve patient care. From translational models of memory and cognition to cutting-edge clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease, we have the expertise and resources to support your study, including the J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging, a multidisciplinary center that supports collaborative research.
Aging & Alzheimer’s Disease

Biomedical Engineering

Our biomedical engineers are national leaders in tissue engineering, biomedical imaging, injury biomechanics and nanotechnology, providing valuable insights into preclinical and clinical research. Investigators provide access to unique resources, such as the Global Human Body Models Consortium, Center for Injury Biomechanics, Wake Health Additive Manufacturing Core and the Critical Illness, Injury & Recovery Research Center.
Biomedical Engineering

Cancer

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist have pioneered numerous scientific breakthroughs in the understanding and treatment of cancer, including novel chemotherapeutics, immunotherapies, small molecule and nanoparticle therapies and organ culture. Our investigators can access specialized animal models, radiation capabilities and the resources of a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Cancer

Cardiovascular

Our preclinical scientists engage in cross-departmental research from diet-induced atherosclerosis to aging-related heart failure and more, including developing a number of novel animal models. Our clinical investigators are known for developing new diagnostic techniques, preventative measures and therapeutic and device interventions for many cardiovascular-related conditions.
Cardiovascular

Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism

Our experts have been researching diabetes, obesity and metabolic disorders for more than 30 years. Clinical studies are supported by world-class bariatric surgeons, a comprehensive Weight Management Center and dedicated research laboratories, while preclinical research can pull from a wide range of experts, a diet laboratory and novel models, including developed models of type 2 diabetes and NASH.
Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism

Gastroenterology

Research into gastroenterology at the Medical Center pulls from a range of multidisciplinary experts who focus on areas like digestive disorders, inflammatory bowel and liver diseases, pancreas and gallbladder disease, supported by specialized centers and outpatient clinics.
Gastroenterology

Neurology & Neuroscience

You can access our diverse group of experts in neurology and neuroscience, from preclinical researchers conducting experiments with unique translational models for a variety of neurologic diseases and conditions, such as pain, substance abuse and addiction, to clinicians investigating stroke, brain cancer, movement disorders and many other areas.
Neurology & Neuroscience

Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic clinicians and researchers conduct preclinical research utilizing large and small animal models, including models for window defect, closed fracture, tendon repair and bone formation, as well as clinical studies in areas like back pain, orthopaedic biomechanics and scoliosis.

Orthopaedics

Regenerative Medicine

Scientists at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine were the first in the world to engineer laboratory-grown organs that were successfully implanted in humans. Today, this interdisciplinary team is working to engineer replacement tissues and organs and healing cell therapies for more than 30 different areas of the body.
Regenerative Medicine

Make Our Therapeutic Expertise Work for You

We offer a wide range of expertise, what’s listed here and more. Let us know how we can help you with your next project.
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