Wound Healing Foundation 2016 Research Grants Available

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Providence, RI – August 19, 2016 – The Wound Healing Foundation (WHF), through the support of Medline Industries, is pleased to announce the creation of a new grant, the WHF Hyaluronic Acid Wound Healing Research Grant for the year 2016. This one-year $15,000 research grant is to stimulate research about hyaluronic acid in wound healing. Study proposals may include in vitro, in vivo, and/or clinical based studies. Interested candidates meeting the grant requirements should submit their proposals by September 19, 2016.

The WHF is also currently awarding the following grants:

$15,000 WHF Poloxamer Surfactant in Wound Healing Research Grant
This one year, $15,000 research grant is to stimulate research about poloxamer based surfactants in wound bed preparation or wound healing. Eligible study proposals can include in vitro, in vivo preclinical or clinical based studies. Deadline: October 24, 2016, sponsored by Medline.

$2,500 WHF Clinical Wound Healing Research Grant
This one year, $2,500 research grant is to stimulate clinical research in wound healing. Preference will be given to clinical research proposals that focus on evidence gaps identified in the WHS guidelines. Any WHS member regardless of geographical location is eligible. Deadline: November 8, 2016, sponsored by Wound Reach Foundation.

$15,000 WHF 3M Fellowship
This one year, $15,000 Fellowship is to stimulate the scientific research and career development of young investigators or junior faculty pursuing a career in wound healing research. Deadline November 22, 2016, sponsored by 3M Healthcare.

The WHF is developing additional grants to enhance basic and clinical research in the wound healing field. Even though wounds have been present for thousands of years, many knowledge and evidence gaps still exist. The purpose of these grants are to assist in improving the evidence base on which wound healing research is based on. The WHF's goal for this program is to award grants that specifically address evidence and treatment gaps, scientific advancements, and innovations in wound healing.

More information about these grants and the application forms are available on the WHF website.

About the Wound Healing Foundation
Founded in 1999, The Wound Healing Foundation is a public 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving wound healing worldwide through funding research, education, and outreach. The Foundation was formed by dedicated professionals committed to wound care and to provide patients, researchers, and health professionals the resources to make significant contributions in the critical and under appreciated area of wound healing. For more information, visit www.woundhealingfoundation.org.

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