Winston-Salem State University Centers
Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center
The Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center (BRIC) is a center of excellence dedicated to basic biomedical and translational research to promote the understanding and prevention of human diseases including heart disease, cancer, drug addiction, neurological disorders and pain. Areas of research include biochemical and cellular mechanisms, neuropathology, genetic control of cell growth and differentiation as well as tissue damage and regeneration. Our research in improving minority health is the foundation for new strategies, vaccines and diagnostics necessary to reduce mortality rate in the minority community. Through dedication of our mission of improving health and our commitment in biomedical and translational research, our aim of training the future generation of scientists are achieved.
Center for Community Safety
The Center for Community Safety mission is to facilitate the mutual beneficial exchange of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity to address critical societal issues and contribute to the public good.
Center for Design Innovation
The Center for Design Innovation is a multi-campus research center within the state-wide University of North Carolina system. Our goal is to catalyze economic transformation of the state's Piedmont area through design-focused activity based on advanced digital technologies.
Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities
The mission of the Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities – an interdisciplinary, intra-institutional applied health services and research center – is to improve minority health outcomes and eliminate health disparities within the community, state and nation through research, education, leadership development and community outreach activities.
WSSU Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education
The mission of the Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (CMSTE) is to strengthen the quality and increase the number of teachers in mathematics and science education and to increase the pool of North Carolina high school graduates prepared to pursue careers requiring mathematics and science.
Maya Angelou Institute
The purpose of the Maya Angelou Institute is to improve child and family education through community partnerships, program development and implementation, professional education and research. The Institute initiates interdisciplinary collaborations within the Winston Salem State University community, with Winston-Salem Forsyth County public elementary schools and community service organizations. The intent of the Institute is to mount initiatives designed to give children and families the tools needed to thrive educationally, socially, physically, and psychologically.
S.G. Atkins Community Development Center
The mission of the S.G. Atkins Community Development Center is to assure balanced growth and development of communities surrounding Winston-Salem State University, as well as develop mutually beneficial relationships with the community which complement the University’s educational mission; To foster economic and business development initiatives serving the needs of low and moderate income and otherwise disadvantaged persons; To develop and improve affordable housing and to foster infrastructure development within distressed and disadvantaged neighborhoods; and To promote the preservation of buildings and sites important to the African American community.
The Small Business and Technology Development Center
The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) has helped North Carolina businesses grow and create new jobs since 1984. We provide management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses at offices located at each university in the UNC System. Most of our services are free of charge, and all are confidential. By providing entrepreneurs with the tools they need to build and grow successful businesses, the SBTDC positively impacts NC's economy.