The Biomedical Research Center (BRIC) at WSSU was established in 1996 through funding from the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

As a result of this funding mechanism, WSSU is considered one of the original Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions (RIMI) that was awarded the RIMI grant for the 2nd consecutive cycle. The initial funding was granted by National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)-NIH and under the Directorship of Dr. Wilveria Bass Atkinson, was used to build the biomedical research infrastructure at WSSU.

A Message from the Director