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The Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center (BRIC) at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) provides laboratory space and faculty development opportunities to include, but not limited to, start-up funds for pilot projects and new research activities, support for attending and presenting at professional conferences and the internal peer-review of manuscripts, presentations, and proposals. The director also works with members to facilitate research collaborations between BRIC researchers and external partners at other universities, in private industry, and/or federal labs. BRIC faculty are committed to upholding criteria that align with the strategies plan and success of research at WSSU, and ensure members are known in their respective fields for their scientific contributions.

Ashley working in the lab

The criteria include:

  • Research productivity
  • Internal and/or external collaborations
  • Commitment to WSSU students to ensure they have research exposure
  • Peer-reviewed publications
  • Pursuit of extramural funding
  • Entrepreneurial pursuits

WSSU faculty interested in affiliating with BRIC should contact Dr. Jill Keith at