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3M Award Announcement:

The Wound Healing Foundation, through the support of 3M Health Care, is pleased to announce the Wound Healing Foundation’s 3M Fellowship for the year 2015.

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 an academic career in wound healing research.

The award will be given as a gift to the institution accepting responsibility for the research environment of the successful applicant. It must be expended solely for the purpose of the sponsored research. The award shall be used only for salary support or direct cost expenditures of the funded research project conducted in the laboratory of the Fellow or the Fellow’s Sponsor.  No part of the award may be used for indirect costs or the support of routine clinical duties.  Under exceptional circumstances, a Fellow may apply for one additional year of support.

The Fellow is expected to present his/her research results at the WHS Annual Meeting and is encouraged to submit the completed research for publication in Wound Repair and Regeneration. The Fellow is also expected to acknowledge support provided from the Wound Healing Society Foundation 3M Fellowship.

Fellowship applications must be received by November 22, 2016.  The Awards Committee of the Foundation will review applications and the successful applicant will be notified on or around January 11, 2017. The award will be announced at the Wound Healing Society Annual Meeting at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California at the WHSF-3M Fellow Lecture on Friday, April 7, 2017. The new Fellow is encouraged to be present to accept the award.

The Fellowship will begin on July 1, 2017.

Download the 3M Award Application

Past Award Winners:


Joshua Tam, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Reassembly of Full-thickness Skin from Micro Skin Columns


Ivan Jozic, PhD
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Novel Mechanism for Regulation of Cutaneous Wound Healing by Caveolins


Peter M. Abadir, MD
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
2011   Sundeep G. Keswani, MD
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Novel Mechanisms of IL-10 and Hyaluronan in Regenerative Fetal Wound Repair  
2010   Celeste C. Finnerty, PhD
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Molecular Mechanisms of β-Adrenergic Receptor Blockade that Attenuate Hypertrophic Scarring 
2009   Allison B. J. Tobey, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Subglottic Stenosis and Regenerative Fetal Mucosal Healing 
2008   Melissa Petreaca, PhD
University of California Riverside
Role of LIGHT/TNFSF14 in Wound Healing and Resolution of Inflammation 
2007   Latha Satish, PhD
Allegheny-Singer Research Institute Center for Genomic Sciences
CCT-ETA as a Mediator of Scarless Wound Healing 
2006   Giorgio Pietramaggiori, MD
Harvard University
Improved Cutaneous Healing in Diabetic Mice Exposed to Healthy Peripheral Circulation 
2005   Traci A. Wilgus, PhD
Loyola University Medical Center
VEGF Receptor Signaling in Dermal Fibroblasts: Implications for Scarring 
2004   Jodi Danielle Sherman, MD
University of California San Francisco
Acupuncture and Surgical Site Complications in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
2003   Wai-Yee Li, MD, PhD
Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles
The Role of TGFβ-3 in Fetal Wound Healing
2002   Jie Li, PhD
University of Miami School of Medicine
The Role of Laminin 8 in Angiogenesis During Wound Healing
2001   Susan Renee Opalenik, PhD
Vanderbilt University
The Kinetic Contribution of Bone Marrow-Derived Cells to Healing Cutaneous Wounds
2000   Vasumati K. Pestonjamasp, PhD
University of California San Diego
Antimicrobial Peptides as Effectors of Wounds

For more information on awards, contact D. Paul Ehrlich, chair of the 3M Fellowship Award Committee, at