Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is recognized throughout the Piedmont and western North Carolina as the place to seek treatment for serious illness or injury. In addition, the Wake Forest School of Medicine trains doctors who will serve our community—and others around the world—in the future. 

Yet research—perhaps the least understood dimension of what we do—is really the distinguishing trait of an academic medical center. 

That research takes many forms—from basic science laboratories to clinical trials of new drugs to population studies that contribute to health policy debate and identify new subjects for further investigation. 

The Role of Philanthropy  

The mission of the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs is to raise private financial support for Wake Forest Baptist to enhance patient care, education and biomedical research. 

You may know already a specific disease or health problem for which you would like to provide support for ongoing research. You may just be innately curious and eager to learn about opportunities to help researchers at Wake Forest Baptist. 

Whether the problem is cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis or a host of other human ailments, the key to solving the riddle behind it is research. The path to scientific discovery is rarely straight, but it is a journey Wake Forest Baptist is committed to taking. It is why we need your support in tandem with other resources like the National Institutes of Health and other governmental agencies, corporations and foundations. 

You Can Make a Difference  

A gift to help fund research is a gift to invest in the future and in new knowledge with the potential to change lives.


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Laboratory-Grown Urethras Implanted in Patients, Scientists Report


Researchers at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and colleagues reported today on a new advance in tissue engineering. The team is the first in the world to use patients’ own cells to build tailor-made urinary tubes and successfully replace damaged tissue.

Wake Forest Baptist Announces First Implant in Clinical Trial to Evaluate New Heart Valve Procedure

More than 100,000 patients who suffer from severe aortic stenosis, a condition that restricts blood flow from the heart to the body, are ineligible for open-heart valve replacement surgery. Today, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center announced the enrollment of the first three patients in North Carolina to receive transcatheter aortic-valve implantation (TAVI) as part of the Medtronic CoreValve® U.S. Clinical Trial.

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