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The Wound Healing Society is pleased to offer recognition to deserving young scientists in the wound healing field. The purpose of the Young Investigator Award is to underscore the importance of furthering research in the area of wound healing by recognizing and rewarding top young researchers, and by facilitating the presentation and scientific discussion of new discoveries.
 


2015 Young Investigator Award Winners and Nominees

Winners
Natalie Jumper (ETRS Representative for 2016)
Michael Hu
Graham Walmsley
Brian Wulff


Nominees
Kasturi Ganesh
Qing Lin
Monika Vinish
Joshua Vorstenbosch


The WHS would like to thank the first place winner of the 2014 European Tissue Repair Society (Edinburgh, Scotland, September 10-12, 2014) for presenting at our meeting.
NOVEL FUNCTION FOR MYELOID CELL-RESTRICTED INSULIN/IGF-1 SIGNALING IN SKIN WOUND HEALING AND INFLAMMATION
Jana Knuever – Dermatology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany


2014 Young Investigator Award Winners and Nominees

Amitava Das
Dominik Duscher
Kasturi Ganesh Barki
Michael Hu
Ravi Sood
Sandeep Dhall
Subhadip Ghatek
Sukanta Bhattacharya


The WHS would like to thank the first place winner of the 2013 European Tissue Repair Society (Reims, France, October 23-25, 2013) for presenting at our meeting.
Polyelectrolyte Scaffolds for Cardiac Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy
Raya Bushkalova – Institute of Metabolic and Cardiovascular Diseases, France


2013 Young Investigator Award Winners and Nominees

Alice King
Edna Suarez
Amitava Das
Shailee Patel
Kasturi Ganesh
Frank Lalezarzadeh
Guo-You Zhang


The WHS would like to thank the first place winner of the 2013 European Tissue Repair Society (Athens, Greece, October 4-5, 2012) for presenting at our meeting.
Activin- A   Over-Expression   in   the   Murine   Lung   Causes   Pathology   that Simulates Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
Eirini Apostolou – - Institute of Metabolic and Cardiovascular Diseases, Toulouse, France


2012 Young Investigator Award Winners and Nominees

Winners
Swathi Balaji (ETRS Representative for 2013)
Yuk Chan
Amitava Das
Haley Lindner

Nominees
Alexander Cameron
Sandeep Dhall
Johan Junker

Miguel Perez-Aso

The WHS would like to thank the first place winner of the 2011 European Tissue Repair Society (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 5-7, 2011) for presenting at our meeting.
Impaired bone function and dwarfism in mice lacking collagen-binding integrins α2β1 and α11β1 is caused by severely diminished IGF-1 levels
Katrin Blumbach – Dermatology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany


2011 Young Investigator Award Winners and Nominees

Winners
Victor Wong (ETRS Representative for 2012)
Louis Le
Melani Lighter
Raul Sebastian


Nominees
Yu Jiaao
Parit Patel
Farhatullah Syed

Muhammad Sultan

The WHS would also like to welcome the first place winner of the 2010 European Tissue Repair Society (Gent, Belgium, September 15-17, 2010) Tina Lucas - Department of Dermatology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany


2010 Young Investigator Award Winners and Nominees
 

Winners
Bianca Chin, M.D. (ETRS Representative for 2011)
James L. Crawford, B.S.
Anne Han, M.D.

Michelle C. Naylor, M.D.

Nominees
Parag Butala, M.D.
Keijiro Hori, M.D.
Denis Knobel, M.D.
Louis D. Le, M.D.

The WHS would also like to thank the first place winner of the 2009 ETRS (Limoges, France, August 2009) Young Investigator competition: Anca Sindrilaru from Ulm Germany


2009 Young Investigator Award Winners and Nominees
Winners
John Paul Tutela
Syed-Rehan Hussain
Rongpei Lan
Phuong Nguyen

Nominees
Selma Cetin-Ferra
Taro Koyama
Kenrick Kuwahara
Yiqun Mo

Previous Young Investigator Award Winners

2011 Victor Wong - Stanford University, Stanford,CA USA
MECHANICAL FORCES DICTATE MATRIX PHENOTYPE FOLLOWING CUTANEOUS INJURY VIA SKIN-SPECIFIC FOCAL ADHESION KINASE SIGNALING
2011 Louis Le - The Center For Molecular Fetal Therapy, Cincinnati,OH USA
IL-10 RECAPITULATES THE FETAL REGENERATIVE PHENOTYPE BY REGULATION OF HYALURONAN SYNTHASES VIA A STAT3 DEPENDENT MECHANISM
2011 Melani Lighter - Plastic Surgery Research, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec Canada
OVEREXPRESSION OF CD109 ATTENUATES CUTANEOUS INFLAMMATION AND FIBROTIC RESPONSES IN VIVO
2011 Raul Sebastian - Department Of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland USA
BURN WOUND HEALING IMPAIRMENT BY AGING IS ASSOCIATED WITH DECREASED ANGIOGENESIS AND HOMING OF BONE MARROW DERIVED ANGIOGENIC CELLS IN MICE
2010 Bianca Chin, MD
Distinct Gene Express Patterns Exist in Fetal Dermal Wounds that Heal Regeneratively and Fetal Dermal Wounds That Heal Reparatively with Scar
2010 James Crawford, BS
Breaking the Cycle of Injury: Topical Puma Silencing Decreases Reactive Oxygen Species Generation and Improves Diabetic Wound Healing
2010 Anne Han, MD
Novel Molecular Techniques to Characterize the Microbial Flora in Chronic Wounds
2010 Michelle Naylor, MD
Keloid Patients Have an Increased Propensity for Fibrocyte Differentiation
2009 Rongpei Lan, PhD
Epithelial Regenerative Signaling Studies Using A Novel Wounding Device
2009 Phuong D. Nguyen, MD
Mediators Of Increased Apoptosis In Stressed Diabetic Fibroblasts: P53 Control Of BAX And BCL-2
2009 Syed-Rehan A. Hussain, PhD
Microrna Regulates Cell Proliferation And Migration Of Human Keratinocytes And Endothelial Cells
2009 John Paul Tutela, MD
Improved Diabetic Wound Healing Via Topical Gene Therapy: A Vascular Mechanism
2008 S.S. Scherer
Biodegradable Poly-n-Acetyl Glucosamine (PGLCNAC) Nanofibers Enhance Wound Healing by Activating Cell Migration, Angiogenesis and Cell Proliferation
2008 A.R. Maldonado
Identification of Altered Genomic Signatures in Diabetic Endothelial Progenitor Cells Through a Computational Systems Biology Approach
2008 J. Vorstenbosch
Trangenic Mice Overexpressing CD109, A Novel TGF-Beta Co-Receptor, in the Skin, Display Elevated Expression of Collagen 1 and Fibronectin
2008 E.I. Chang
Accumulation of Oxygen Free Radicals Impairs HIF-1 Alpha Transactivation Resulting in a Decreased Response to Ischemic Injury
2007 M.L. Petreaca
VEGF Promotes Macrophage Apoptosis Through Stimulation of Tumor Necrosis Factor Superfamily Member 14 (TNFSF14/Light)
2007 S.S. Vaikunth
Cultured Skin Substitutes (CSS): An Ideal Model for the Study of Angiogenesis and Vasculogenesis
2007 C.F. Schierle
Silicone Gel Occlusion Suppresses Epidermal Activation in a Murine Cutaneous Wound Model
2007 P.R. Arany
Healing Wound as a Tumor Microenvironment Niche
2006 R. Aslam
Neovascularization Induced by Lactate May Involve Stem Cell Homing
2006 MJ Reiss
COX-2 Inhibits MMP-9 Induction by TNF-Alpha in Skin
2006 A. Bizet
CD109 Is a Novel TGF-Beta Accessory Receptor that Inhibits TGF-Beta Signaling in Keratinocytes
2006 B. Naik-Mathuria
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy is Safe and Effective in Children of All Ages
2005 Hakim K. Said
HRE-Luciferase Transfection Quantifies Tissue level ISCHEMIA in a Reabbit Ear Wound Model
2005 Corrie L. Gallant Behm
The Role of Genetics on Wound Contraction in a Porcine Model
2005 Jennifer Yeh
Altered Skin Wound Healing in Homeobox Gene MSX-2 Knockout Mice
2005 Ashley E. Ducale
Inihibition of Mitogen Activated Kinase-Mediated Hyaluronan Expression by Glucocorticoids
2004 Karen Cross
Determination of Burn Depth Using Near Infrared Spectroscopy
2004 Mimi Leong
Light-Emitting Diode Therapy Increases VEGF and No Production in Raw 264.7 Cells
2004 David Rosenberg
Aged Rats Display Increased Ischemia-Reperfusion Skin Injury in the In Vivo Magnet Model
2004 Esther Wassermann
A Chronic Pressure Sore Nude Mouse Model
2003 Sundeep Keswani
Adenoviral Mediated Gene Transfer of PDGF-B Enhances Wound Healing in Type I and Type II Diabetic Wounds
2003 Kurtis Moyer
Inhibition of GAP Junction Intercellular Communication Alters Mast Cell-Fibroblast Collagen Lattice Contraction
2003 Wendy Parker
TGF-BETA1 Binding by Endoglin Requires Betaglycan but no the Type II Signaling Receptor
2003 Jian Fei Wang
Connective Tissue Growth Factor RNAI Suppresses Porcine Skin Fibroblast Cell Gene Expression
2002 Howard Levinson
Blockade of Actin-Myosin Filament Sliding Inhibits Wound Contraction
2002 Rainer Mittermayr
The protective effect of a novel No-Donor on Ischemia/Reperfusion injury in a rat epigastric flap model
2002 Yubin Shi
Carp, A Cardiac Ankyrin Repeat Protein, Is Upregulated During Wound Healing And Induces Angiogenesis In Experimental Granulation Tissue
2002 Neil Bhowmick
The conditional knock-out of the transforming growth factor type II receptor in fibroblasts results in impaired wound healing
2001 Colman Byrnes, MD
DNA-Growth Factor Transfection to Enhance Cutaneous Wound Healing
2001 Jagajan Karmacharyna, MD
Adenoviral Mediated Overexpression of Soluble Growth Factors and Their Effects in Impaired Wound Healing
2001 Susan Opalenik, PhD
The Kinetic Contribution of Bone Marrow-Derived Cells to Healing Cutaneous Wounds
2001 Colin Riodan, MD
Analysis of the Matrix Metalloproteinase Profile in Different Chronic Wounds After Surgical Debridement