Wound Healing Foundation Calls for Applications to New Grant, Announces Recipients of Recent Scholarships and Grants

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June 27, 2019 – The Wound Healing Foundation, through the support of Medline Corius Tissue Regeneration, announces the call for proposals for the second of three one year grant series; WHF-Medline Research Grant Innovation Award. This $30,000 grant award for the best scientific and innovative proposal will be awarded May 2020 in San Diego, California.

The purpose of the award is to stimulate innovative wound healing product development. This is a one year, $30,000 grant awarded to an 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 2020 Innovation recipient benefits by

  • Receiving $30,000 for wound healing product innovation research
  • Recognition at the 2020 Wound Healing Society annual meeting in San Diego, California 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).

Wound Healing Foundation Awards Almost $55,000 in Grants and Scholarships

The Wound Healing Foundation, through the support of Medline Corius Tissue Regeneration, 3M Healthcare and eKare Inc, was able to award almost $55,000 in grant and scholarship money at the WHS annual meeting in San Antonio this past May.

Ivan Jozic from the University of Miami received the WHF-Medline Research Grant Innovations Award for his potentially commercializable proposal entitled "Targeting Caveolin-1 by Methyl-B-Cyclodextrin for treatment of non-healing chronic wounds".

Piul Rabbani from New York University School of Medicine received the 2019 WHF-3M Fellowship Award for her proposal entitled "Enhanced Nrf2 signaling in mesenchymal stem cells for therapeutic exosomes". 2018 Fellow Swathi Balaji presented her results and 2017 Fellow Veronica Haywood co-moderated the WHF-3M Fellowship Lecture session.

WHF Travel scholarships were underwritten by eKare Inc this year. Recipients were: Li Bian, University of Colorado (rapid fire poster), Nandini Ghosh, Indiana University (oral presentation), Kyle Wu eKare Inc, Nicholas E Clay, USAISR Fort Sam Houston (rapid fire poster), Chemita Das, Indiana University (oral presentation), Mohammed Ashrafi, University of Manchester UK (oral presentation) and Jessica M Eager, Drexel University (rapid fire poster).

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 https//: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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