The response of the research enterprise to COVID-19 has been agile and multi-faceted. With more than 30 active IRB-approved and proposed projects across departments, Wake Forest School of Medicine is leading the regional response and actively participating in national and global COVID-19 efforts. Broadly defined, these projects can be grouped into the following categories:

If you are interested in participating in clinical trials with Wake Forest Baptist Health, visit our Be Involved page to learn more about what opportunities currently exist.

Research Study Summaries

These studies will enhance our knowledge base of the susceptibility, treatment and prevention of COVID-19 in the communities we serve and beyond. This page will be regularly updated with additional projects.

Clinical Trials

Lead or participate in emerging treatments and methodologies to answer critical questions and offer our patients all possible options of care.

Protecting Health Care Workers

Working to discover safer practices and better tools to improve the ways we protect our health care providers.

Community Focused-Projects

Safeguarding our local community with our academic, research and clinical assets.

Disease Characteristics and Treatment Trends

Analyzing large sets of data to identify new and unexplored questions so that we can make the best recommendations for standard of care or prevention.

Predictors of COVID-19 in Cohorts

Exploring how this novel virus may impact special populations and patients with unique circumstances.