Wound Healing Foundation: Spring 2018 Update

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The Wound Healing Foundation (WHF) was selected as a potential recipient in the 2017 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC ). The CFC program allows federal employees to donate to selected charities. Encourage all federal employees and military personnel to donate to the WHF and use our CFC #88674.

The WHF participated in the Warrior Games in Chicago and the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada by providing Warrior Care Kits to all athletes. The WHF name was on signage in all the venues and on all programs. The WHF received sincere thanks from the athletes, the family and friends and the organizers.

Upcoming Conferences

Attend these two Foundation lectures at the Annual Wound Healing Society (WHS) meeting in Charlotte, NC at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC):

2018 WHF-Thomas K. Hunt Endowed Lecturer
Elaine Fuchs, PhD
WHS Annual Meeting
Wednesday, April 25, 2018; 8:15-9:15

The sixth annual WHF-Thomas K. Hunt Endowed Lecture will be given by Elaine Fuchs, PhD. Dr. Fuchs is the Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor in the Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development and an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at The Rockefeller University. It is there that she studies stem cell functions of making and repairing tissues. Her focus is on stem cell communications with immune, dermal and other cells in their environment and how these communications malfunction in aging and cancers.

Dr. Fuchs has received numerous domestic and international awards. Recent awards include the McEwen Award for Innovation, E.B. Wilson Medal, and Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award. Other prestigious awards include White House Outstanding Scientist, Dickson Prize, L'Oréal-UNESCO Award, Pasarow Award, March of Dimes Prize and many more. She has also received a National Medal of Science and is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine.

2018 WHF-3M Fellow Award and Lecture
Friday, April 27, 2018; 4:45-5:45 PM

2018 will mark the 19th anniversary of the 3M Fellow Award presented by the WHF. The WHF-3M Fellowship is a one-year $15,000 gift to stimulate scientific research and career development of young investigators or junior faculty pursuing a career in wound healing research.

The announcement of the 19th annual Fellow will be made. Following the announcement, the 2017 WHF-3M Fellow awardee, Veronica Haywood, DPT, PhD from University of Illinois Chicago will speak on enzymatic protein glycosylation during normal and diabetic wound healing.

Visit the WHF website to learn more about upcoming events and opportunities at www.woundhealingfoundation.org.

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.

The views and opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author, and do not represent the views of WoundSource, Kestrel Health Information, Inc., its affiliates, or subsidiary companies.

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