Research & Tech 2018-11-28T10:58:45+00:00

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.

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2018 Sips & Science

By | May 4th, 2018|Categories: Health Trust, Research & Tech|

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 [...]

Improving skin grafts for burn victims

By | July 1st, 2017|Categories: Research & Tech|

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 [...]