Center for Injury Biomechanics

The Center for Injury Biomechanics offers several summer research opportunities in Biomedical Engineering.

  • Students selected will receive a stipend.
  • The research internships are offered for a period from mid-May to mid-August with beginning and end dates that are flexible to accommodate the student’s school schedule.
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

Excellence in Cardiovascular Sciences

The Excellence in Cardiovascular Sciences program is sponsored by the Hypertension and Vascular Disease Center of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Pressure Institute.

  • Provides research opportunities for under-represented minorities or students from disadvantaged backgrounds (live in rural areas, first generation college student).
  • Students must be a United States citizen or a permanent resident of the United States in good academic standing.
  • 8 – 9 week program during the summer months.
  • Focus is on research training in the cardiovascular sciences with mentoring by medical school faculty.
  • Hands-on laboratory research, a journal club, and a lecture series which includes presentations by faculty and guest speakers.
  • Poster presentation to showcase summer research.
  • Students receive a stipend, free housing on the Reynolda campus, and are reimbursed for transportation costs to and from Winston-Salem.

WFIRM Summer Scholars Program

The WFIRM Summer Scholars program is sponsored by the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University Health Sciences and is funded by the NSF and NIH.

  • The main objectives of the program are to engage diverse groups of undergraduate students in highly collaborative, multidisciplinary tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (MultiTERM) research that is driven by clinical needs, provide training in a strong team environment, and facilitate the education of the next generation of scientists and clinicians.
  • Areas of focus for WFIRM student projects will focus on four challenging areas:
    • Biomaterials 
    • Cell sources
    • Vascularization
    • Enabling technologies such as cell delivery devices, 3D bioprinting and tissue bioreactors.
  • The 10-week 2019 summer program (June 3, 2019 to August 9, 2019) program provides a $5,000 stipend and housing allowance to undergraduate students’ in the physical and life sciences.
  • Hands-on, individually tailored research laboratory research, registration to the annual Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course and specialized seminar series, training in ethics and scientific communication and professional development skills, social activities and community-based dissemination.

Online Applications Are Now Closed.  For program questions please contact Joan F. Schanck, MPA at

Cancer Equity Research Training in North Carolina

This program is sponsored by the Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center and funded by the National Cancer Institute.

  • Provides research opportunities to underrepresented minority (URM) undergraduate students from North Carolina A&T State University, Winston-Salem State University, and UNC-Pembroke.
  • Participants must have a declared major within the departments of Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physiology, and Life Sciences
  • The 10-week program (June-July) with paid stipend will include laboratory research experiences, lectures, seminars and journal clubs, career mentoring, and presentation at the student symposium.

For more information, contact Dr. Kounosuke Watabe at

Center for Precision Medicine Summer Internship Program

The Center for Precision Medicine Summer Internship program is sponsored by the Center for Precision Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

  • 10-week hands-on research experience for undergraduate students
  • Students complete research projects in Precision Medicine and present at the student symposium