Biomedical Research Services and Administration (BRSA)

King Li, MD, MBA, Senior Associate Dean, Clinical and Translational Research
King Li, MD, MBA, Senior Associate Dean, Clinical and Translational Research

Conducting cutting-edge research is one of the key components to making Wake Forest Baptist Health a preeminent academic medical center. The BRSA integration is about creating a robust central resource for investigators and research staff to access the information and tools in the most efficient way possible to support their research. The research environment is more challenging than ever but the creation of BRSA is one way the medical center is responding to this challenge to create processes and programs that connect investigators with a continuum of resources, training, funding opportunities and strategic collaborators. The Human Subjects Research Protection Program, Animal Resources Program, IACUC, Sponsored Programs, and research tools and services are all housed under one organization to make information more accessible and provide investigators with seamless access while maintaining appropriate oversight and guidance. Promoting a culture of collaboration, innovation and administrative efficiencies are all key components of the BRSA redesign and the development of the new BRSA website.

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Fighting Cancer: For Dr. Pasche, It’s Personal

Boris Pasche, MD, PhD, FACP Boris Pasche, MD, PhD, FACP
Boris Pasche, MD, PhD, FACP

“Everything in my academic career changed in September 1994. My rotation landed me on the leukemia ward at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and it was a painful reminder that my brother had died of acute myeloid leukemia 10 years earlier. I did not want to do cancer research or practice cancer medicine. His death had hurt me deeply, and I thought it would be too difficult, but one morning I woke up and realized it was what I needed to do.”  

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Research at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

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Potty Training Before Age Two Can Cause Problems Later



Potty Training Before Age Two Can Cause Problems Later

Meditation May Mitigate Migraine Misery

Meditation might be a path to migraine relief, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The study, conducted by Rebecca Erwin Wells, M.D., assistant professor of neurology, is published in the online edition of the journal Headache.
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3-D Kidneys

Milestone Reached in Project to Build Replacement Kidneys

Regenerative medicine researchers at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have addressed a major challenge in the quest to build replacement kidneys in the lab. Working with human-sized pig kidneys, the scientists developed the most successful method to date to keep blood vessels in the new organs open and flowing with blood. If proven successful, the new method could potentially be applied to other complex organs that scientists are working to engineer, including the liver and pancreas.


Youth Football Study Receives Grant from National Institutes of Health

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has received a $3.8 million, five-year grant from the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, to continue studying the effects of head impacts in youth league football.




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