The Wake Forest University School of Medicine Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is a basic science program. BME is also a prominent track within the graduate school, with 45 students, nearly one-fourth of the graduate school in the School of Medicine. BME has 11 primary faculty, 27 core faculty, and 14 affiliate faculty at WFU, with about $20 million in research funding per year at WFUBMC.
Biomedical Engineers use engineering principles to improve human health and speak the language of medicine and engineering. They work hand-in-hand with physicians, government agencies such as the NIH, CDC and FDA and companies in health-related fields. They develop devices, therapies, techniques and applications to benefit human health.