Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Center for Innovative Partnered Research

Our Mission

Extramural Research Partners

We actively encourage federal intramural researchers to come to Wake Forest University through CIPR, working side-by-side with us on your research agenda. You will be provided offices, access to laboratories, and be provided with support through our in-house support staff. You’ll be treated as a member of the faculty of the school of medicine.

Our Resources

  • Access to a multi-site clinical trial network (Phase 1-4) under one IRB and contracting system
  • ABSL-3/BSL-3
  • Large non-human primate center with full comparative medicine and pathology services
  • Multiple BSL-2 labs
  • Dedicated clinical trial center with separate access, ten patient rooms including six negative pressure rooms
  • Expertise and support in appropriate contracts and agreements
  • Data and analysis support
  • Identification and coordination of appropriate local experts, logistics and procurement

Our Expertise

Wake Forest has a broad research portfolio with six internationally renowned focus areas which include:

  • Cancer
  • Neuroscience
  • Diabetes, obsesity, metabolism
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Aging and Alzheimers Disease
  • Cardiovascular disease

Military Medicine Focus

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Pain management and substance abuse disorders
  • Orthopedics and prosthetics
    • Limb reconstruction
    • Osseointegration
    • Trauma
  • Critical care medicine
    • Shock and resuscitation
    • Hemorrhage control
    • Sepsis
    • Endovascular trauma
  • Regenerative medicine
    • Pathogenisis and toxity forecasting using body on a chip platform (organoids)
    • Tissue repair
    • Cell therapy
    • Organic 3-D printing, nanotechnology, and biomanufacturing
    • Drug discovery and therapeutic screening
    • And more…
  • Infection and Infectious Diseases
    • Vaccine development
    • Clinical trials
    • Epidemiology and surveillance
    • Modeling using big data approaches (ML/AI)