Welcome

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The Center for Injury Biomechanics is an interdisciplinary research center that is a partnership between the Virginia Tech College of Engineering and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.  The center investigates injury mechanisms following trauma to develop a greater understanding human tolerance to injury, to engineer enhanced safety countermeasures, and to mitigate the occurrence of serious injury in society. By using a multidisciplinary approach to solving real-world biomechanics problems, the center combines the biomedical expertise at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with Virginia Tech’s top-rated college of Engineering.  Applications of this research are far-reaching and include automobile safety, military safety, and sports biomechanics. The Virginia Tech-Wake Forest Center for Injury Biomechanics is one of 6 national CIREN (Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network) centers studying real-world crash data to improve highway safety. The center has extensive facilities for conducting computational modeling and experimental research towards the development of improved human impact injury criteria.  As a member of the Virginia Tech – Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences and the Virginia Tech Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics Department, our center offers an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate student education through a variety of biomechanics courses and research experience.  The center boasts numerous collaborations that include but are not limited to the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, the Edward Via School of Osteopathic Medicine, the Virginia-Maryland Veterinary School of Medicine, the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, the Virginia Tech Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Sciences, and the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute to name a few.

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