One Million Dollar CFBTS Gift Creates Chair for Skin Regeneration & Wound Healing

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cfbtsOne Million Dollar Gift

The Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society is extraordinarily proud to announce a one million dollar gift to the University of Calgary to establish the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society Chair in Skin Regeneration and Wound Healing within the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

This gift will create a beneficial partnership between the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Centre and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine to explore new methods to better treat patients with serious burn wounds. Dr. Jeff Biernaskie is the inaugural Chair for Skin Regeneration and Wound Healing in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Biernaskie’s work looks at unlocking ways to encourage the body to heal itself using stem cells, overcoming some of the challenges associated with skin grafts and the complexities of the dermis layer of skin. The research will focus on better understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of animals that can quickly heal wounds, and applying that knowledge to advance treatments for both human and animal patients.

For more information please visit the U of C Faculty of Veterinary Medicine articles one and two.

2017-07-01T00:16:19+00:00 October 16th, 2014|Health Trust, Research & Tech|0 Comments

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