The Wound Healing Society Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit launched in 1999, is the educational and charitable arm of the Wound Healing Society. The Foundation was formed to enhance the educational and research offerings of the Society and to provide researchers, academicians, physicians,surgeons, nurses, other health professionals and patients the opportunity to make a significant contribution in the critical area of wound healing.
The inability of chronic wounds to heal is a major health problem in the United States and will increase in magnitude as the population ages. The Foundation raises public awareness and funds to support research for this issue in collaboration and coordination with the Society.
The Wound Healing Society Foundation is governed by a dedicated Board of Directors composed of leaders in academic, private practice and industry devoted to wound healing problems. The Foundation has been presenting yearly research fellowship awards to outstanding scientists and is positioned to expand its research program through additional small grant and young investigator awards. There is great need for creating awards for the career development of young investigators so they may reach a point where they can obtain independent funding. Moreover, plans are underway to draft and disseminate consumer information on wound healing and to develop specific career development activities geared to WHF members.
The partnership between the Wound Healing Foundation and the Wound Healing Society is an ongoing cooperative venture for developing resources to accomplish a vital educational and charitable mission: to advance the science and practice of wound healing in the United States and throughout the world. Through the generousity of individuals, corporations, and foundations, the Foundation is committed to innovation and excellence as the expanding needs unfold in the 21st century.