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.

  • Areas of focus for WFIRM projects include biomaterials, cell and molecular biology, physiology, biomedical engineering, controlled release systems, biochemistry, cell and gene therapy, and tissue engineering.
  • The main objectives of the program are to expose diverse groups of students to a multidisciplinary research environment 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.
  • The program provides a competitive stipend to undergraduate science and engineering students.
  • Hands-on, individually tailored research laboratory research, seminar series, training in ethics and scientific communication skills, social activities and community-based dissemination

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