Wound Healing Foundation: Grant Applications and Wound Healing Awareness Campaign

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Foundation Announcement: WHF-3M Submission Deadline November 24, 2020
The Wound Healing Foundation, through the support of 3M Health Care, is pleased to announce 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 November 24, 2020. More information about the Fellowship and the application forms will be posted on the Wound Healing Foundation web site at http://www.woundhealingfoundation.org/programs/3M-Award.aspx soon. The Foundation Awards Committee will review applications and the successful applicant will be notified January 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.

Foundation Announcement: 3rd WHF-Medline Research Grant Innovation Award $30,000 Deadline January 11, 2021
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 2021. The third of the three grants call for proposals will be out soon. 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.

The WHF encourages you to 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).

#AsAWound Wound Healing Awareness Campaign
Wound healing research, treatments and outcomes are essential to the wound community. Unfortunately, this has been a well-kept secret for too long. Join the Foundation to raise awareness about the importance of the wound care field and its impact. Increased awareness should lead to increased funding, increased research, and increased opportunities.

If there is something you would want someone to know about wounds or wound healing, the Foundation wants to hear about it. Please start your stories with the hashtag #AsAWound followed by your position in the wound community (i.e. researcher, doctor, nurse, patient, relative, etc.) and then your story. You can share your stories (short videos, pictures, and/or text) with the Foundation via their social media pages and make sure to tag the Foundation!

Here are a few Twitter examples:

  • #AsAWound researcher, funding is essential to find new treatment options @WoundHealingWHF
  • #AsAWound doctor, most patients get impatient for their wounds to heal, but we are both thrilled when it finally closes! @WoundHealingWHF
  • #AsAWound patient, it took a long time to find someone who knew how to treat my wound @WoundHealingWHF

If you’re not into social media or have a longer story to share, send the Foundation an e-mail instead. The success stories and the heartbreaking ones all play an important part in the wound care community to convey how essential wound healing is to others who do not know or understand.

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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