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

    • Thank you to everyone for making 2015 a great year for the WHF. Please take a moment to look at the year end summary.

      Click here to view the 2015 Year in Review
    • Don't forget to join Goodsearch by using this link and Goodshop will donate an extra $5 to the WHF scholarship fund!

    • WHF 3M Fellowship- This 17th 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 by November 23, 2015.

      Click here for more details about the WHF-3M Fellowship Award
    • Former Foundation board member Bob Diegelmann was awarded the Simon Brute medal for distinguished alumni from St Mary's University for their commitment through their careers, community and others. Congratulations to Bob on this outstanding accolade and for his service in wound healing research!

    • The Foundation underwent a slight name revision. The official name is the Wound Healing Foundation and although the name is different, our mission remains the same. The new name should be less confusing and more straightforward. Please make a note of the new web address: www.woundhealingfoundation.org

    • WHF Clinical Wound Healing Research Grant- A new clinical grant, the WHF Clinical Wound Healing Research Grant, was created through the support of the Wound Reach Foundation. The purpose of this one-year $5,000-10,000 grant, open to any WHS member, is to stimulate clinical research in wound healing. Only clinical research studies will be considered. Preference will be given to proposals that focus on evidence gaps as identified in the WHS clinical practice wound care guidelines. Interested candidates meeting the grant requirements should submit their proposals by September 13, 2015.

      Click here for more details
    • The WHF is excited to announce that Robert Langer, Sc.D. from MIT has accepted the Foundation's invitation to be the 2016 WHF-Thomas K. Hunt Endowed Lecture Speaker. Dr. Langer is considered to be “one of history’s most prolific inventors in medicine.” This MIT Institute Professor has an h-index of 211 and over 1,080 issued and pending patents worldwide. Dr. Langer has received numerous accolades including the prestigious National Medal of Science, National Medal of Technology and Innovation, Wolf Prize for Chemistry and in 2015, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. To learn more about Dr Langer Click here

    • Wounded Warrior Athlete Initiative- The Foundation was a proud sponsor and provided approximately 300 Warrior Care kits for athletes participating in the Defense Department’s Warrior Games in June at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. These kits include skin and wound care products in a lightweight backpack. The Foundation logo was seen on banners throughout the games and brochures were distributed to athletes and families.

    • Nepal Earthquake- The Foundation raised money at the annual meeting for medical aid for the Nepal earthquake victims surgical care fund at Resurge.org Thank you to everyone who donated. We raised $204.00. An update on efforts can be found at Situation Report Nepal.

    • Thank you- The WHF wants to thank Teas of Texas for donating their delicious Texas teas, lemonades and a T-shirt as Foundation raffle prizes! Look for these while you are at the WHS meeting in San Antonio and come buy a raffle ticket or ten.

    • Thank you- The Foundation wants to thank WHS President Lisa Gould for donating her pearl jewelry, aka the presidential jewels, to be raffled off or bought on site to support the Foundation!

    • The WHF and Swiss-American Products are pleased to announce that military team athletes selected to participate in the Warrior Games in Marine Corp Base Quantico, June 17-29, 2015 will each receive a Warrior Care Kit. These kits are designed to ease athlete skin and wound care while traveling. To learn more about this, go to the Wounded Warrior Athlete Initiative page.

    • Grant Announcement - A new grant, the WHF Chitosan Wound Healing Research Grant, was created through the support of Medline Industries. This one-year $10,000 research grant is to stimulate research about chitosan in wound healing.

      Click here for more grant details
    • Grant Announcement - A new clinical grant, the WHF Clinical Wound Healing Research Grant, was created through the support of the Bates-Jensen Wound Reach Foundation. This one-year $5,000 grant is to stimulate clinical research in wound healing. Preference will be given to proposals that focus on evidence gaps as identified in the WHS clinical wound care guidelines.

      Click here for more clinical grant details
    • The WHF and Swiss-American Products are pleased to announce that military team athletes selected to participate in the Warrior Games in Quantico, Virginia in June 2015 will each receive a Warrior Care Kit. These kits are designed to ease athlete skin and wound care while traveling. To learn more about this, go to the Wounded Warrior Athlete Initiative page.

    • Grant Announcement - A new, one time grant, the WHF Wound Care Economics Research Grant, was created through the support of Cardinal Health. This one-year $15,000 gift is to stimulate the evaluation and review of the current health economics in wound care.

      Click here for more details about the 2015 WHF Wound Care Economics Research Grant
    • September 10-12, 2014, approximately half of the WHF Board of Directors presented and/or attended the European Tissue Repair Society meeting held at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, Scotland.

    • The WHF is now on Facebook. Don't forget to follow us and like us on Facebook so you stay up to date on current WHF information.

    • The WHF congratulates all Warrior Games Athletes competing in Colorado Springs, Colorado September 28-October 4, 2014.

    • The WHF congratulates all Invictus Games Athletes competing in London, United Kingdom September 10-14, 2014. #IAM

    • Applications for the WHF-3M Fellowship will be accepted September 1-November 21, 2014. Applications can be found on the WHF-3M Fellowship page.

      Click here for more details about the WHF-3M Fellowship Award
    • The WHF is delighted to announce the 2015 WHF-Hunt Endowed Honorary Speaker will be Leroy Hood, MD. Dr Hood is a pioneer in the systems approach to biology and medicine. His research has focused on the study of molecular immunology, biotechnology and genomics. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lasker Award for Studies of Immune Diversity, the Kyoto Prize in advanced technology, the NAE 2011 Fritz J. and Delores H. Russ Prize and most recently, the 2011 National Medal of Science (awarded in 2013). To learn more about Dr Hood, please visit http://www.systemsbiology.org/leroy-hood.

    • The WHF accepted a $5,000 check from the Bates-Jensen Wound Reach Foundation at the 2014 SAWC-WHS annual meeting to create a clinical research grant. Look for a new grant announcement.
    • WHF sincerely thanks all of our recipients, donors and sponsors for making the 2014 WHS meeting a success.Click here for more details about WHF at the annual WHS meeting
    • The WHF congratulates all Paralympian athletes competing in Sochi, Russia March 7-16, 2014. Good luck Team USA!
    • When the WHF initiated the Wounded Warrior Athlete Initiative, we also cooperated with the UK team leader Martin Colclough, Head of Sports Recovery at Help for Heroes. A subsequent tour of the Tedworth House Recovery Centre in Wiltshire, England facilitated learning more about their programs and goals. The WHF wishes our friend and colleague Martin Colclough and the 9 military athletes from the UK participating in the Paralympic Inspiration Programme, safe travels to Sochi, Russia. This program helps prepare and inspire potential Paralympians as they prepare for the challenges of the 2016 Rio and 2018 PyeongChang Paralympics.
    • You can now donate to the WHF by doing your everyday normal activities by participating in Dailygood by Goodsearch. By participating, Goodsearch donates money to the WHF when you search the Internet, shop online or dine out at local restaurants. Use Goodsearch.com to search the Internet and they donate a penny per search. Use Goodshop.com when you shop online at stores like Amazon and Staples and they donate the WHF a percentage of every purchase and offer over 100,000 coupons to help you save money too. Sign up for their Gooddining.com program and they'll donate a percentage of your restaurant bill when you eat at any one of thousands of participating restaurants. There is even a Goodtravel program for hotel, airfare and entertainment donations. This is a simple and easy way to donate and support the mission of The Wound Healing Foundation; one person raised $10 in just one week! Imagine what we can do together. Please go to www.goodsearch.com to get started and enter Wound Healing Foundation as your cause to support.
    • Make plans now to attend these two exciting WHF lectures at the annual WHS meeting in Orlando, Florida April 23-26, 2014. Click here for more details about WHF lectures
    • The WHF is excited to announce that Robert A. Weinberg, Ph.D. from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research has accepted the invitation to be the second annual Thomas K. Hunt Endowed Lecture Speaker in 2014. Dr. Weinberg is a pioneer in cancer research focusing on epithelial and stromal cells as well as invasion and metastasis. He is a founding member of the Whitehead Institute and has numerous accolades including the prestigious National Medal of Science (1997), Wolf Prize in Medicine (2004) and many others. To learn more about Dr Weinberg, please visit http://wi.mit.edu/people/faculty/weinberg.
    • 2014 will mark the 15th anniversary of the 3M Fellow Award presented by the WHF. The WHF 3M Fellowship is a one year $15,000 gift to stimulate scientific research and career development of young investigators or junior faculty pursuing a career in wound healing research. Applications for the 3M Fellowship are now being accepted. Go to the 3M Fellowship Award page for more information.
    • The WHF and Swiss-American Products are pleased to announce that military team athletes selected to participate in the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 28-October 4, 2014 will each receive a Warrior Care Kit. These kits are designed to ease athlete skin and wound care while traveling. To learn more about this, go to the Wounded Warrior Athlete Initiative page.
    • The WHF will provide a limited number of travel scholarships for deserving wound healing scientists and clinicians to attend the 2014 annual meeting of the Wound Healing Foundationin Orlando, Florida. Details and scholarship criteria will be posted soon on the Scholarships page.

Current Grants

Unrestricted Grant to WHF

Since 2014 Smith & Nephew has supported the WHF with unrestricted grants enabling the WHF to meet the challenges of its mission.

Unrestricted Grant to WHF

NEW in 2015! Acelity supported the WHF with an unrestricted grant enabling the WHF to meet the challenges of its mission.

Programs

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

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