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Awards Excellence in Translational Regenerative Science

The purpose of the Excellence in Translational Regenerative Science Award is to recognize scientific work that fosters the development of cell-based and other therapies in wound healing and regenerative medicine toward clinical applicability.

The award will be given to a wound healing researcher/practitioner (basic scientist, physician, nurse, physical therapist, etc) who is or has been a part of WHS society at least for the past three years. The Awardee will indicate that they want to be considered for this award from the abstract submission site and must attend the annual meeting.

Stipulations include:
Awardee must attend and present at the annual meeting and cannot come from the corporate sector.

Research must be unpublished (excluding previous patents).

The winning research should demonstrate clear movement towards clinical applications defined, such as phase-I studies planned/ in progress.

Preference will be given to cell-based therapies; however, other therapies will be eligible.


2017 Winner

          
                     Jaideep Banerjee with WHS President Marjana Tomic Canic and Awards Chair, Praveen Arany 
 
Upregulation Of Mir-429 Reduces The Pro-Fibrotic Response in an In-Vitro Model of Human Dermal Myofibroblast Differentiation
J. Banerjee 1 , J. Banerjee 1 , S. Natesan 1 , R. J. Christy 1
1US Army Institute Of Surgical Research, San Antonio, TX, USA

2016 Winners

NOVEL ANTIBACTERIAL PROTEIN PERFORIN-2 IN ACUTE WOUND HEALING
I. Pastar 1, O. Stojadinovic 1, R. M. McCormack 2, A. Sawaya 1, D. Ajdic 1, K. I. Garzon 1, V. Chen 1, R. Kirsner 1, E. R. Podack 2, N. Strbo 2, M. Tomic-Canic1
 1University Of Miami, Dermatology And Cutaneous Surgery Miami, FL, USA  2University Of Miami, Microbiology And Immunology Miami, FL, USA

ANTIHYPOXAMIR FUNCTIONALIZED GRAMICIDIN LIPID NANOPARTICLE RESCUES AGAINST ISCHEMIC MEMORY AND ACCELERATES WOUND CLOSURE 
S. Ghatak 1, J. Li 2, Y. C. Chan 1, S. C. Gnyawali 1, E. Steen 1 , B. C. Yung 2, S. Khanna 1, S. Roy 1, R. J. Lee 2, C. K. Sen1
 1Ohio State University, Surgery Columbus, OH, USA   2 Ohio State University, Division Of Pharmaceutics And Pharmaceutical Chemistry Columbus, OH, USA


2014 Winners

SILVER-ZINC COUPLED BIOELECTRIC DRESSING DISRUPTS BACTERIAL BIOFILM BY TARGETING QUORUM SENSING AND ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE
J. BANERJEE1 , P. D. Ghatak1 , S. Khanna1 , A. Das1 , S. Roy1 , C. K. Sen1
 1Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH USA

TOPICAL MEVASTATIN AND SIMVASTATIN  INDUCE ANGIOGENESIS AND ACCELERATE WOUND CLOSURE IN VIVO
S. Patel1 , I. Pastar1 , O. Stojadinovic1 , I. Jozic1 , N. Yin1 , A. Sawaya1 , J. Gil1 , S. C. Davis1 , M. Tomic-Canic1
 1University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine, Miami, FLORIDA USA

A REDOX ACTIVE BIOELECTRIC DRESSING IMPROVES HUMAN KERATINOCYTE MIGRATION
J. BANERJEE1 , P. D. Ghatak1 , S. Roy1 , S. Khanna1 , E. K. Sequin2 , K. Bellman2 , B. C. Dickinson3 , V. V. Subramaniam2 , C. J. Chang3 , C. K. Sen1
 1Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH USA ;  2The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH USA ;  3University Of California - Berkeley, Berkeley, CA USA 

WOUND CLOSURE IS ACCELERATED BY CHRYSIN IN A MURINE SPLINTED CUTANEOUS EXCISIONAL WOUND MODEL
M. A. Brenner1 , A. Thompson1 , T. J. Jaraczewski1 , P. R. Pathak1 , M. Roy1 , T. W. King1
 1University Of Wisconsin, Madison, WI USA 


2012 Winners

SIGNIFICANT DECREASES OF THE TYPE I COLLAGEN IN THE HEALING DIGITAL FLEXOR TENDON AND THE EFFECT OF AAV2-VEGF GENE THERAPY TO REVERSE THE DECREASE OF COLLAGEN PRODUCTION: AN IN VIVO STUDY
Y. Zhou1,2, Y. Wu 1,2, X. Wang2, P. Liu2, J. Tang1, 2
1
Department Of Hand Surgery, Nantong, JIANGSU China 2Department Of Plastic Surgery, Providence, RI USA

2012 Finalists

EGFR LIGANDS DRIVE MULTIPOTENTIAL STROMAL CELLS TO PRODUCE MULTIPLE GROWTH FACTORS AND CYTOKINES VIA EARLY GROWTH RESPONSE-1
S. S. Kerpedjieva1, D. Kim1, D. J. Barbeau1, K. Tamama1,2
1
Department Of Pathology, University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA USA 2McGowan Institute For Regenerative Medicine, University Of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA USA

INSULIN ANTAGONIZES THROMBIN-INDUCED BLOOD VESSEL LEAKAGE
Y. Liu1, X. Chen1, M. Martins-Green2
1
Shanghai JiaoTong University, School Of Medicine, Affiliated Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai, SHANGHAI China 2University Of California, Riverside, Riverside,CA USA

WOUND FLUID IL-1B INDUCES ENDOGENOUS OPIOIDS IN WOUND-SITE NEUTROPHILS OF STERNOTOMY PATIENTS
H. Awad1, M. Abas1, R. S. Tripathi1, H. Elgharably1, C. B. Sai-Sudhakar1, C. K. Sen1, S. Roy, 1
1
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH USA 2

Listed in alphabetical order by abstract title.

2012 Organogenesis Award Finalists will present a poster talk based on their submitted abstract at the General Poster Session on Friday, April 20, 2012, 7:00 am to 9:00 am. at the Wound Healing Society 22nd Annual Meeting/6th Joint Meeting of The Wound Healing Society & The European Tissue Repair Society
 in conjunction with 

the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care 
[SAWC Spring]
, which will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center •Atlanta, Georgia • April 19-22, 2012.