Applications for the Spring 2023 Program (April 10 - June 17, 2023) are now closed.
Applications for the Fall 2023 Program will open on April 15, 2023. Deadline for Fall 2023 program applications has been extended to June 30, 2023.

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) places the highest priority on education and training and is committed to facilitating global knowledge exchange and collaborative networks. WFIRM views the presence of visiting scholars as being of strategic importance to both fostering international education as well as the advancement and internationalization of the field, which can result in the development of new regenerative medicine therapies, products and support technologies.

The WFIRM Visiting International Scholar Program (VISP) enables outstanding international scientists, clinicians and physician-scientists (ranging from MS, PhD, MD, postdoctoral fellows to established senior investigators) to participate as visiting scholars at WFIRM, an internationally recognized leader in regenerative medicine with more than 450 scientists and staff in areas including biomedical and chemical engineering, cell and molecular biology, surgery and medicine. It is also where the first implanted laboratory-grown organ was produced.

Visiting International Scholars and Mentors

Norman Drzeniek, MD/PhD student

Watch the interview with VISP participant Norman Drzeniek, MD/PhD student, Therapeutic Stem Cell Engineering BIH Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT) at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

2018 VISP and Mentors WFIRMScholars (left to right): Emine Tural Dag, MD (left), Simone Castagno (fourth left), and Rafael Carandina (sixth left)