Current Fellowship Opportunity Sponsored by the WHF and 3M Health Care, which is now Solventum

The award is paid to the U.S. University or Medical School accepting responsibility for the research environment of the successful applicant.

The award is restricted because it is intended and designated solely for salary support or direct research costs. No part of the award may be used for indirect costs or the support of routine clinical duties. Under exceptional circumstances, a Fellow may request a one year extension.

The Wound Healing Foundation, through the support of 3M Health Care, which is now Solventum, is pleased to announce the Wound Healing Foundation’s 3M/Solventum Fellowship for the next year.

For more information on awards, contact us at [email protected]

2024 3M Solventum Fellow

Nathan Balukoff, MD, PhD
University of Miami School of Medicine, Dr. Phillip Frost

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery

“Novel Approach to Diagnostics: Identifying Distinctive Biomarkers of Pyoderma Gangre”

Past 3M Fellows


Georgios Theocharidis, PhD
The Rongxiang Xu, MD, Center for Regenerative Therapeutics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
Development of alginate dressings for sustained delivery of an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor to improve impaired diabetic wound healing


Jordan Yaron, PhD
Arizona State University
Regulation of Wound Healing by an Epidermal Serpin


Rivka Stone, PhD
University of Miami

Miller School of Medicine

Research targeting inflammatory networks that control healing outcomes in diabetic foot ulcers. This research includes identifying the key inflammatory networks in DFU healing and validation of the networks using prospective cohort of matched DFU healers and nonhealers.


Catherine B Anders, PhD
Idaho Veteran’s Research & Education Foundation, Boise VA Medical Center
Longitudinal, In Situ Profiling of Wound-Associated Macrophage Phenotypes by Q-IHC


Piul Rabbani, PhD
New York University School of Medicine
Enhanced Nrf2 signaling in mesenchymal stem cells for therapeutic exosomes


Swathi Balaji, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine & Texas Children’s Hospital
The role of exosomes in the pathogenesis of fibroblast functional diversity in cutaneous scarring and fibrosis


Veronica Haywood, DPT, PhD
University of Illinois in Chicago
Enzymatic protein glycosylation during normal and diabetic wound healing


Joshua Tam, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Reassembly of full-thickness skin from micro skin columns


Ivan Jozic, Ph.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Novel mechanism for regulation of cutaneous wound healing by caveolins


Peter M. Abadir, M.D.
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Novel reformulation of angiotensin receptor blockers for treatment of diabetic wounds


Melanie Rodrigues, PhD
Stanford University, Hagey Research Lab
Characterization of Endothelial Progenitor Cells Using Vav/CRE-RFP/GFP Mouse and Single Cell Microfluidic Technology


Katherine A. Radek, PhD
Loyola University Chicago, Health Sciences Campus
Impairment of Epidermal Wound Healing Responses by the Cholinergic Anti-inflammatory Pathway


Sundeep G. Keswani, MD
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Novel Mechanisms of IL-10 and Hyaluronan in Regenerative Fetal Wound Repair


Celeste C. Finnerty, PhD
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Molecular Mechanisms of β-Adrenergic Receptor Blockade that Attenuate Hypertrophic Scarring


Allison B. J. Tobey, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Subglottic Stenosis and Regenerative Fetal Mucosal Healing


Melissa Petreaca, PhD
University of California Riverside
Role of LIGHT/TNFSF14 in Wound Healing and Resolution of Inflammation


Latha Satish, PhD
Allegheny-Singer Research Institute Center for Genomic Sciences
CCT-ETA as a Mediator of Scarless Wound Healing


Giorgio Pietramaggiori, MD
Harvard University
Improved Cutaneous Healing in Diabetic Mice Exposed to Healthy Peripheral Circulation


Traci A. Wilgus, PhD
Loyola University Medical Center
VEGF Receptor Signaling in Dermal Fibroblasts: Implications for Scarring


Jodi Danielle Sherman, MD
University of California San Francisco
Acupuncture and Surgical Site Complications in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting


Wai-Yee Li, MD, PhD
Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles
The Role of TGF?-3 in Fetal Wound Healing


Jie Li, PhD
University of Miami School of Medicine
The Role of Laminin 8 in Angiogenesis During Wound Healing


Susan Renee Opalenik, PhD
Vanderbilt University
The Kinetic Contribution of Bone Marrow-Derived Cells to Healing Cutaneous Wounds


Vasumati K. Pestonjamasp, PhD
University of California San Diego
Antimicrobial Peptides as Effectors of Wounds

Fellowship Recognition Recipients


Alessandra Moore, MD
Stanford University
Establishing scarless healing in adult skin fibroblasts using CRISPR-Cas9 gene targeting

Past WHF-3M Research Recognition Grant Recipients


Sophia Lee, M.D.
Sponsor Dorne Yager, Ph.D.
Medical College of Virginia
The role of transforming growth factor beta isoforms and connective tissue growth factor in excisional wound healing


Russell Reid, M.D.
Sponsor Tom Mustoe, M.D.
Northwestern University
The link between innate immunity and wound healing: The B1a cell and determination of ischemic antigens


Yuan-Ping Han, Ph.D.
Sponsor Warren Garner, M.D.
University of Southern California
Cellular factors that promote pro-MMP9 activation in chronic wounds