Merit Awards and Scholarships

The Wound Healing Foundation is pleased to offer recognition to deserving scientists and clinicians in the field of wound healing. The purpose of the Foundation scientific merit awards and travel scholarships is to recognize and reward deserving wound healing researchers by facilitating their attendance at meetings such as the WHS annual meeting. The WHF recognizes the importance of furthering research in the area of wound healing. By assisting top researchers and facilitating the presentation and scientific discussion of new discoveries, we strive to encourage and mentor young scientists’ professional growth.

These monetary awards and scholarships are used to offset travel and professional development expenses. The awards are presented at the Friday WHF Awards Session of the WHS annual meeting or at other events.

The goal for this program is to award scholarships between $250 and $1,000 depending on availability and research quality. Help a deserving wound healing researcher attend a scientific meeting by going to our donate page to make a donation today.

A limited number of travel scholarships will be available for 2020 meetings. Submitted applications will be considered and awards will be made based on submission, scientific merit, rationale and availability of funds.

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Travel scholarships are made possible in part by financial support from our sponsors and personal donations.

WHF Travel Award recipients Li Bian and Nandini Ghosh, WHF President Laura K. S. Parnell, eKare Inc Representative Kevin Wu, WHF Travel Award recipients Nicholas Clay, Amita Das and Mohammed Ashrafi. Jessica Eager not pictured. eKare Inc underwrote the travel awards for these six young wound researchers attending and presenting at the 2019 WHS annual meeting
WHF Travel Award recipients Li Bian and Nandini Ghosh, WHF President Laura K. S. Parnell, eKare Inc Representative Kevin Wu, WHF Travel Award recipients Nicholas Clay, Amita Das and Mohammed Ashrafi. Jessica Eager not pictured. eKare Inc underwrote the travel awards for these six young wound researchers attending and presenting at the 2019 WHS annual meeting.
Joćo Cardeira da Silva, PhD received the Wound Healing Foundation Junior Science Scholarship at the 2019 Gordon Research Conference in New London, NH
Joćo Cardeira da Silva, PhD received the Wound Healing Foundation Junior Science Scholarship at the 2019 Gordon Research Conference in New London, NH.
WHF President Laura Parnell, Maximilian Kückelhaus with the WHF Impact Award, and WHF VP Research Manuela Martins-Green
WHF President Laura Parnell, Maximilian Kückelhaus with the WHF Impact Award, and WHF VP Research Manuela Martins-Green.
WHF President Laura K. S. Parnell, 2018 WHF-3M Recognition travel award recipient Alessandra Moore, 3M representative Matt Cooper, and WHF VP of Research and WHF Awards Chair Manuela Martins-Green
WHF President Laura K. S. Parnell, 2018 WHF-3M Recognition travel award recipient Alessandra Moore, 3M representative Matt Cooper, and WHF VP of Research and WHF Awards Chair Manuela Martins-Green.
2018 Travel scholarship recipient Michelle Bach, PhD
2018 Travel scholarship recipient Michelle Bach, PhD.
WHF President Laura Parnell, Chandan Sen, and 2018 Travel scholarship recipient Kanhaiya Singh
WHF President Laura Parnell, Chandan Sen, and 2018 Travel scholarship recipient Kanhaiya Singh.
2018 Travel scholarship recipient Mariėlle Walraven and WHF President Laura Parnell
2018 Travel scholarship recipient Mariėlle Walraven and WHF President Laura Parnell.
Chandan Sen, WHF President Laura Parnell, and 2017 Travel scholarship recipient Mohamed El Masry
Chandan Sen, WHF President Laura Parnell, and 2017 Travel scholarship recipient Mohamed El Masry.
2017 Travel scholarship recipient Jeffery Kwock, MD and WHF President Laura Parnell
2017 Travel scholarship recipient Jeffery Kwock, MD and WHF President Laura Parnell.
2016 WHF Travel Scholarship recipient Dimitris Karamichos, PhD gave an oral presentation on his wound healing research at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in Seattle, Washington this May
2016 WHF Travel Scholarship recipient Dimitris Karamichos, PhD gave an oral presentation on his wound healing research at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in Seattle, Washington this May.
2015 Oral abstract WHF Travel awardees receiving scholarships and recognition at the WHS business meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Sina Nassiri, Vivekanada Sunkari, WHF President Laura K. S. Parnell and Shomita Mathew-Steiner. Photo courtesy of Peter Abadir
2015 Oral abstract WHF Travel awardees receiving scholarships and recognition at the WHS business meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Sina Nassiri, Vivekanada Sunkari, WHF President Laura K. S. Parnell and Shomita Mathew-Steiner. Photo courtesy of Peter Abadir.
2014 WHS Poster winners for the WHF Travel awards receiving scholarships and recognition at the WHS business meeting in Orlando, Florida. WHS President Paul Y. Liu, Donald Reese, Yalini Vigneswaran, Monika Vinish, WHF President Laura K. S. Parnell, and WHS Awards chair Ken Liechty. Photo courtesy of Laura K. S. Parnell
2014 WHS Poster winners for the WHF Travel awards receiving scholarships and recognition at the WHS business meeting in Orlando, Florida. WHS President Paul Y. Liu, Donald Reese, Yalini Vigneswaran, Monika Vinish, WHF President Laura K. S. Parnell, and WHS Awards chair Ken Liechty. Photo courtesy of Laura K. S. Parnell.
2014 Oral abstract WHF Travel awardees receiving scholarships and recognition at the WHS business meeting in Orlando, Florida. WHS President Paul Y. Liu, Michael Wetzel, Jisook Lee, Ana Luisa Alves Tellechea and WHF President Laura K. S. Parnell. Photo courtesy of Laura K. S. Parnell
2014 Oral abstract WHF Travel awardees receiving scholarships and recognition at the WHS business meeting in Orlando, Florida. WHS President Paul Y. Liu, Michael Wetzel, Jisook Lee, Ana Luisa Alves Tellechea and WHF President Laura K. S. Parnell. Photo courtesy of Laura K. S. Parnell.
First International awarded 2015 Oral abstract WHF Travel award and recognition at the WHS business meeting in San Antonio, Texas. WHF President Laura K. S. Parnell and Gary Sidwick. Photo courtesy of Peter Abadir.
First International awarded 2015 Oral abstract WHF Travel award and recognition at the WHS business meeting in San Antonio, Texas. WHF President Laura K. S. Parnell and Gary Sidwick. Photo courtesy of Peter Abadir.

Past WHF Award & Scholarship Recipients

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