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WHF-Medline Research Grant Innovation Award - Deadline February 28, 2019

The Wound Healing Foundation, through the support of Medline Corius Tissue Regeneration, is delighted to announce a new 3-year grant series; WHF-Medline Research Grant Innovation Award. The first of three consecutive $30,000 grant awards for the best scientific and innovative proposal will be awarded May 2019.

The purpose of the award is to stimulate innovative wound healing product development. This is a one year, $30,000 grant awarded to a young investigator doing research in wound healing in the United States. Application proposals should be innovative and likely have the ability to be commercialized in the future. Deadline and application to be finalized and posted soon. The 2019 Innovation recipient benefits by

  • Receiving $30,000 for wound healing product innovation research
  • Recognition at the 2019 Wound Healing Society annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas when the award is bestowed
  • Recognition on the Wound Healing Foundation website
  • Potential to license or sell innovation to any interested commercial parties
  • Encouraged to submit completed research for publication in Wound Repair and Regeneration or Advances in Wound Care.

Plan ahead. Begin a patent search and determine what makes your innovation different from prior art in the field. A brief paragraph describing how this innovation could be commercialized and what impact it could have on healing wounds or scars will be required.

More information and updates about the WHF-Medline Research Grant Innovation Award will be available from the Wound Healing Foundation via Twitter @WoundHealingWHF and on the WHF website (http://www.woundhealingfoundation.org/programs/Grants.aspx).

Attend These Three Exciting Lectures at the Annual WHS Meeting in San Antonio

George A. Brooks, Ph.D.
University of California – Berkley
Locate Shuttling and Redox Signaling in Normal and Pathophysiology

George A. Brooks is a professor of integrative biology who has focused on how the human body uses lactate, fatty acids, carbohydrates, and amino acids. Dr Brooks' decades of research focused on exercise physiology and metabolism led to two working hypotheses. He developed the Lactate Shuttle hypothesis, a mechanism that allows the muscle to utilize lactate as fuel when the muscle uses up its normal source of fuel. In recent years, generality of the Lactate Shuttle mechanism has impacted diverse fields such as neuro- and cancer cell biology. His groundbreaking research on lactate production for carcinogenesis could in fact be both the purpose of and the explanation for the Warburg Effect. Dr Brooks is also thought to be responsible for the aphorism "Tumors are wounds that don't heal."

Tuesday, May 7, 2019; 8:15-9:15AM

2019 WHF-3M Fellow Award and Lecture
2019 will mark the 20th 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 20th annual Fellow will be made. Following the announcement, the 2018 WHF-3M Fellow awardee, Swathi Balaji from Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston will speak on the role of exosomes in regulation scar heterogeneity and persistence.

Thursday, May 9, 2019; 4:45-5:45PM

2019 WHF Voice of the Patient Inspirational Perspective
Presented by Jim Pinkham
General Session on Burns

Join WHF Representative and burn survivor Jim Pinkham for a brief and inspirational perspective about the importance of wound care and wound healing. Leopoldo Cancio, MD Director of USAISR at Fort Sam Houston will also discuss the military and clinical perspective of burn trauma and wound healing and improvements made.

Friday, May 10, 2019; 2:15-3:15PM

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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