Wound Healing Foundation Announces Rising Star in Wound Healing and Summer Research Fellowship Awards

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3rd WHF-Medline Research Grant Innovation Award $30,000 Deadline February 1, 2021
The Wound Healing Foundation, through the support of Medline Corius Tissue Regeneration, announced a new three-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 2021.

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. Application is posted. The Innovation recipient benefits by

  • Receiving $30,00 for wound healing product innovation research
  • Recognition at the Wound Healing Society annual meeting 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 (https://woundhealingfoundation.org/Awards/Grants.cgi).

WHF-3M Submission Deadline February 1, 2021
The Wound Healing Foundation, through the support of 3M Health Care, announced the Wound Healing Foundation-3M Fellowship for the year 2021. This will mark the 22nd anniversary of the 3M Fellow Award!

The WHF-3M Fellowship is a one-year $15,000 gift to stimulate scientific research and career development of a young investigator or junior faculty member pursuing a career in wound healing research. The 2021 Fellowship recipient benefits by:

  • Receiving $15,00 for wound healing research
  • Recognition at the 2021 Wound Healing Society annual meeting in Dallas, TX when the award is bestowed
  • Recognition on the Wound Healing Foundation website
  • Attend and present Fellowship research findings at the 2022 WHS Annual Meeting
  • Co-moderate the Fellowship session at the 2023 WHS Annual Meeting
  • Encouraged to submit completed research for publication in Wound Repair and Regeneration

The deadline for receipt of application submissions is February 1, 2021. More information about the Fellowship and the application forms will be posted on the Wound Healing Foundation web site at https://woundhealingfoundation.org/Awards/3M-Award.cgi. The Foundation Awards Committee will review applications and the successful applicant will be notified February 2021. The Fellowship begins on July 1, 2021.

The 2020 WHF-3M Fellowship was awarded to Catherine B. Anders, PhD. from Idaho Veteran’s Research and Education Foundation at the Boise VA Medical Center for her proposal: Longitudinal, In Situ Profiling of Wound-Associated Macrophage Phenotypes by Q-IHC.

H.Paul Ehrlich Rising Star in Wound Healing Award
The Wound Healing Foundation announced the H. Paul Ehrlich Rising Star in Wound Healing award. Dr. Ehrlich was a nationally and internationally recognized scientist in wound healing and scar research, who made a major impact in the understanding of collagen metabolism during wound healing. Dr. Ehrlich was a founding member of the Wound Healing Society and its second president. Dr Ehrlich faithfully served the Wound Healing Foundation continuously on the Board of Directors for 13 years and as Foundation Awards Chair for 15 years. He was a staunch supporter of young investigator research and a great mentor. He understood how much an award could impact a young investigator’s career, and he made major contributions to the success of numerous research and educational efforts of the Foundation and the Society. If you would like to contribute to the H. Paul Ehrlich Rising Star in Wound Healing Award endowment efforts, please go to https://woundhealingfoundation.org/Donation.cgi or e-mail info@woundhealingfoundation.org for more details.

Award nomination criteria: The Award of $1,000 and public recognition is given to a promising nominee with leadership potential in wound healing research. April 5, 2021 deadline. Applicants must:

  • Be a member of the Wound Healing Society
  • Be within their 10 years of independent research position
  • Have demonstrated commitment to wound healing research via multiple publications in this area in the last five years

Application package:

  1. Each nominee is nominated by a member of the Wound Healing Society via a nomination letter which includes:
    1. Name, degree and position of the nominee.
    2. A list of wound healing-related publications in the last five years.
    3. Statement regarding the rationale for the nomination that includes:
      1. Detailed contribution of the nominee to the wound healing research
      2. Nominee’s commitment to wound healing research
      3. Nominee’s potential to become a leader within the wound healing community
      4. Two to three (2-3) additional letters of recommendation from the nominee’s mentors and/or established investigators in wound healing community.

April 5th deadline. https://woundhealingfoundation.org/Awards/Rising-Star.cgi

Summer Research Fellowship Award
The 2021 Summer Research Fellowship Award is sponsored by the Wound Healing Society. The Award includes a $3,000 stipend, $1,000 for lab supplies, and $1,000 travel grant to attend the WHS annual meeting if research abstract is accepted.

Award criteria

  • Eligibility: Undergraduates and Professionals attending academic institution (i.e., Master students, MD, DDS/DMD, DVM, etc.) Please note: PhD students/residents/postdocs are NOT eligible for this specific award.
  • Duration of research project will be for minimum of 12 weeks.
  • Mentor must be a WHS member
  • Fellow will be expected to join the WHS by next annual meeting/abstract submission date (see below)
  1. Application Submission Requirements
  2. Project proposal including
    1. Brief Statement from the Applicant describing career objectives, personal motivation and potential contribution to overall project.
    2. Summary of the proposed research: objective(s), methods and expected outcomes. NOTE: the entire proposal should not exceed one page including (a), (b), references and figures (font Arial 11 pt., single spaced, 0.5" margins).
  3. Applicant's resume (with GPA)
  4. Letter from mentor signed by both Department Chair and mentor stating that award funds will be strictly used for research conducted by the summer fellow.
  5. Full application must be submitted by applicant.

Criteria for Selection

  • Fellows: academic achievement, career objectives, personal motivation, potential contribution to overall project
  • Mentor: commitment to undergrad/trainee education and research, significance and quality of the wound research project, adequacy of the project for the summer research fellow, project endorsed by the Department Chair

February 26, 2021 deadline- Application at https://woundhealingfoundation.org/programs/Summer-Research.cgi

Thank You, Wound Healing Committee Members!
The mission of the Wound Healing Foundation is to improve the quality of life for wound patients and their family members through research, education, and awareness. They rely heavily on committees to help ensure that the best wound science and programs are recognized and awarded. The WHF would like to say thank you for helping then meet their mission goals.

  • Patrick S. Cottler
  • Katherine Gallager
  • Subhadip Ghatak
  • Ivan Jozic
  • Lauren Moffatt
  • Laura K. S. Parnell
  • Katherine A. Radek
  • Dorothy M. Supp
  • Junwang Xu
  • Sandeep Dhall
  • Corrie L. Gallant-Behm
  • Veronica Haywood
  • Manuela Martins-Green
  • Daria A Narmoneva
  • Irena Pastar
  • Latha Satish
  • Carlos Zgheib
  • Ad-hoc Reviewers

Interested in joining? E-mail info@woundhealingfoundation.org. Positions are available on the following committees:

  • Awards
  • Innovation Support (formerly the Industrial Advisory)

Award, grant, and program deadlines and announcements can be found on the WHF website, Twitter, and Facebook pages

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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