Research & Tech
The vision of the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society (CFBTS) is to support initiatives that will improve outcomes and quality of life for burn survivors and individuals affected by other severe skin injuries. Recently, the CFBTS recognized that creating opportunities in research to develop innovative treatments to regenerate the skin would be necessary to realize our ultimate objective. To this end, we invested $1 million dollars over 5 years (2015-2020) in order to develop the CFBTS Chair in Skin Regeneration and Wound Healing, which is currently held by Dr. Jeff Biernaskie.
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.
What’s Happening in Research & Tech
CFBTS would like to announce that we are continuing our partnership with the UofC Vet Med research program for the next 5 years and are excited to be a part of the studies and research [...]
A most ‘scientific’ evening. The CFBTS hosted the annual Research Funding Update. The evening is a social event to highlight where the funding dollars are allocated and the direction of research. A graceful evening with [...]
Researchers are studying the regenerative properties of reindeer antlers with the hope of one day being able to mimic that tissue regeneration in human medicine. Read full Story and watch Video here
Thanks to Don for always giving back & for the amazing team of the Calgary firefighters burn treatment Centre for everything and everyone they help in so many ways. They are such an amazing team! [...]
Dr Baljit Singh, Dean of Veterinary Medicine Faculty of University welcomed by Ross Pambrun, Chief Science Officer for the CFBTS presenting to the CFTBS board. Dr Baljit Singh, Dean of Veterinary Medicine Faculty [...]
Modern-Day Burn Resuscitation: Moving Beyond the Parkland Formula SEP 28TH, 2016 MARY BILLINGTON CATEGORIES: FOAMEDPRACTICE UPDATES Authors: Mary Ellen Billington, MD (EM Resident Physician, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX) and Brett D. Arnoldo, MD, FACS [...]
A collaboration including (left to right) Dr. Duncan Nickerson (Plastic Surgeon, Medical Director Calgary Firefighters' Burn Treatment Centre), Ross Pambrun, treasurer, Calgary Firefighters' Burn Treatment Society, Jeff Biernaskie from veterinary medicine and Dr. Vincent [...]
Findings also suggest disruption of the signal may cause hair loss, slower wound healing By Collene Ferguson, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine May 23, 2017 Jeff Biernaskie’s research identifies a factor essential for dermal stem cells [...]
Researchers ask burn survivors: 'What would make life better?' When Dr. Jeff Biernaskie and his University of Calgary Skin Regeneration Team set to work to build better skin grafts with stem cells, they wanted to [...]