The Wound Healing Foundation (WHF) is improving the quality of life for wound healing patients and their families through support of awareness, research and education.
Grant Announcement - Flash grant deadline of February 27, 2017. WHF Clinical Research in Wound Healing Grant supported by the Wound Reach Foundation. This one-year $2,500 research grant is to stimulate clinical research in wound healing.
Make plans to attend these two exciting WHF lectures at the annual WHS meeting in San Diego, CA April 5-9, 2017." Insert button with "Click here for more details about the 2017 WHF Lectures
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Come visit the WHF. This spring the WHF will be at DFcon in Houston March 23-25, WHS & SAWC in San Diego April 5-9, SPTHB's Tribal Public Health Conference in Tulsa April 11-13, and Wound Care from Innovations to Clinical Trials in Manchester, UK June 20-21.
Thank you to the EADV for hosting the WHF in their patient village.
See familiar and new faces on the WHF Board of Directors.
The WHF is excited to announce that Napoleone Ferrara, M.D. University of California, San Diego will be the 2017 WHF TK Hunt Honorary Lecturer. Dr. Ferrara's research on the biology of angiogenesis and impact of its regulators has resulted in numerous drug therapies that improve patient quality of life and his research has been cited over 130,000 times. Numerous prestigious honors and awards including the Lefoulon-Delalande-Institut de France Prize, GM Cancer Research Award, Lasker-deBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, Janssen Award for Biomedical Research, Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award to name a few have been bestowed. Dr. Ferrara is also an elected member to both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine.
Grant Announcement / Fellowship Announcement- The four deadlines for research money is fast approaching!
Come visit the WHF. This fall the WHF will be at the 1st International Keloid Symposium, World Union of Wound Healing Societies, European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology, and Scalpels to Stem Cells: 2nd annual wound care symposium. Congratulations to WHF Board of Director members Ardy Bayat and Paul Liu for helping organize the keloid and stem cell meetings respectively.
Fundraising for the WHF- There are many ways you can help raise funds for WHF programs; host a fundraiser, buy Biology and Clinical Aspects of Inflammation, give using Goodsearch or Amazon Smile, or donate directly.
Grant Announcement - A new grant, the WHF Poloxamer in Wound Healing Grant, was created through the support of Medline Industries. This one-year $15,000 research grant is to stimulate research about concentrated poloxamer(s) in wound healing.
Grant Announcement - For the 3rd consecutive year, the Wound Reach Foundation is supporting the WHF Clinical Research in Wound Healing Grant. This one-year $2,500 research grant is to stimulate clinical research in wound healing.
We’re excited to introduce our new Wound Healing Support Community, a free resource developed in partnership with Inspire to help wound healing patients and caregivers share support and information. You can find more information here or join the online community now.
The WHF wants to thank the editors and all authors of the book Basic Biology and Clinical Aspects of Inflammation to support research for young investigators. They gave ALL of their royalties to the WHF! You can purchase the chapters you want or the whole e-book.
Grant Announcement - A new grant, the WHF Hyaluronic Acid Wound Healing Research Grant, was created through the support of Medline Industries. This one-year $15,000 research grant is to stimulate research about hyaluronic acid in wound healing.
The Foundation went to Washington! WHF president Laura K. S. Parnell, traveled to DC to attend the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting. While there, she met with congressional (Congressman Pete Olson legislative aide Michael Richards), senate (Senator Ted Cruz legislative aide Courtney Asbill and Senator John Cornyn legislative aide George Leonardo), FDA (Jill Lindstrom), and military officials and staff at Walter Reed to raise awareness about the burden of wounds and lack of financial resources for research.
WHF is on social media platform Tsῡ and invites you to come join us at http://www.tsu.co/woundhealingfoundation It's a great way to stay up-to-date with breaking announcements and Tsῡ donates money to WHF.
A Valentine's Day ball was held in Nashville, Tennessee to benefit the WHF. Organizers of the benefit were mother and daughter team Mary Bell and Maria C. Witherspoon with support of husband and father Dennis and oldest daughter DeAndrea. After Mary Bell experienced firsthand the importance of wound healing, she realized most people were not aware and were not educated about the need for optimal wound healing. Rather than feel sorry for their family, they decided to make people aware. With prayer and research, they found the WHF, made contact and proposed they raise funds specifically for WHF. Maria, who is only 24, took on the task of organizing the fundraiser through her business as a marketing consultant in addition to schoolwork and transitioning to medical school. Their efforts raise $500 and they are planning their next event. Please join us in thanking the Witherspoon family for inspiring us to strive towards our mission.
Make plans to attend these two exciting WHF lectures at the annual WHS meeting in Atlanta, GA, April 12 and 15, 2016.
Thank you to everyone for making 2015 a great year for the WHF. Please take a moment to look at the year end summary.
Fall 2015 was a busy time. The WHF participated in Scalpels to Stem Cells 1st Annual Wound Care Symposium in Providence, Rhode Island and the joint ETRS-WHS meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. While in Europe, we met with the Danish Wounded Warrior Project (DWWP) members Jojo, Jessie, Malou and Heinrich in Copenhagen, Denmark. We also met with Martin Colclough from Help for Heroes in Windsor, UK.
Don't forget to join Goodsearch by using this link and Goodshop will donate an extra $5 to the WHF scholarship fund!
Since 2014, with Wound Reach Foundation has supported the WHF clinical wound healing research grants. This one-year $2,500 research grant is to stimulate clinical research in wound healing. Any WHS member regardless of geographical location is eligible.
Since 1999- The 18th Fellowship is a $15,000, one year grant awarded to a young, non-tenured faculty member doing research in wound healing in the United States.
The Wound Healing Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Foundation pays no salaries which means 100% of your donation goes towards improving wound healing.
Our programs support wound healing awareness, research and professional and public education.
The WHF has partnered with Goodshop.com to offer you deals and coupons for over 15,000 online stores and thousands of coupons through Goodshop.com. With every purchase you make at stores like Amazon, Staples, or Travelocity, Goodshop will donate up to 20% to The Wound Healing Foundation! This money is used for the WHF travel scholarship program.
Click on the Goodshop badge to the right and start shopping at any of the stores listed; The Wound Healing Foundation will be automatically selected for donation when you make a purchase! No need to register, just start shopping and donating to the WHF scholarship fund today.
Remember to support the WHF by shopping at these stores for office supplies, gifts and everyday items. You save money and the WHF receives donations.
If you are not a shopper, you can still donate to the WHF by doing your everyday normal activities by using the Goodsearch program. By participating, Goodsearch donates money to the WHF when you search the Internet, shop online or dine out at local restaurants. This is a simple and easy way to donate and support the mission of The Wound Healing Foundation. Please go to www.goodsearch.com to get started and enter Wound Healing Foundation as your cause to support."
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You can help support the WHF by shopping with Tobi. Tobi will donate 1% of your eligible purchases to us at no additional cost to you. First time customers get 50% off their first order too! Start shopping and raising money for the WHF by clicking here.
The WHF has partnered with AmazonSmile, a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the WHF when selected by customers. Select the WHF by going to AmazonSmile.