Several faculty affiliated with the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering (ICRME) at Indiana University School of Medicine were recently honored for their achievements in wound care during the Spring 2021 Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) and Wound Healing Society (WHS) virtual meeting held May 12-14.
Mohamed El Masry, PhD, MSc, assistant research professor of surgery, and Nandini Ghosh, PhD, MSc, postdoctoral fellow in surgery, were recipients of the Trainee Travel Award, an award supported by the Wound Healing Foundation to recognize and reward top trainees in the field of wound research by facilitating their attendance at the WHS annual meeting.
Amitava Das, PhD, MPharm, assistant research professor of surgery, whose work is in wounds related to diabetes, received the Excellence in Translational Regenerative Science Award. Sponsored by the WHS, this award recognizes scientific work that fosters the development of cell-based and other therapies in wound healing and regenerative medicine toward clinical applicability.
Kanhaiya Singh, PhD, assistant research professor of surgery, received the Junior Faculty Award, recognizing and rewarding junior faculty in the field of wound healing research. Singh was recognized for his abstract, “Single-cell RNA-sequencing Identifies Novel Molecular Targets of Endothelial Microrna-200b in Diabetic Ischemic Wound.”
Also during the annual meeting, ICRME Director Chandan Sen, PhD, MS, was announced as a new elected member of the WHS Board of Directors. Sen is associate vice president of research for Indiana University, associate dean for entrepreneurial research at IU School of Medicine, J. Stanley Battersby chair and professor of surgery, and executive director of the Comprehensive Wound Care Center at IU Methodist Hospital.
IU School of Medicine is advancing regenerative medicine through the work of the ICRME, a multidisciplinary research center focused on the development of novel technologies that regenerate cells and tissues affected by age, disease, damage or congenital effects, ultimately leading to wound care and healing for patients in Indiana and beyond.
WHS is the premier scientific organization focused on wound healing, composed of clinical and basic scientists and wound care specialists. Its mission is to improve wound healing outcomes through science, professional education and communication.