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.

Wound Healing Foundation

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.

Current WHF News & Announcements

    • 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!

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

    • The WHF is now on Twitter! Follow us @WoundHealingWHF for latest info.

    • 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.

    • WHF 3M Fellowship- This 18th fellowship award is given as a gift to the institution accepting responsibility for the research environment of the successful applicant. The purpose of this one year, $15,000 Fellowship is to stimulate scientific research and career development of young investigators or junior faculty who are pursuing a career in wound healing research. It must be expended solely for the purpose of the sponsored research. Interested candidates meeting the fellowship requirements should plan to submit their proposals in November 22, 2016.

    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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!

Current Grants

WHF-Hyaluronic Acid Research Grant September 19, 2016

A new grant, the WHF-Hyaluronic Acid 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.

WHF Poloxamer in Wound Healing Grant October 24, 2016

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 the effect of concentrated poloxamer(s) in wound healing.

WHF-Clinical Wound Healing Grant November 8, 2016

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.

WHF-3M Fellowship November 22, 2016

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.

Programs

Our programs support wound healing awareness, research and professional and public education.

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