Chronic wounds affect over five million Americans each year. Individuals with disabilities and diabetes, as well as the elderly, have the highest risk of developing chronic wounds. Patients afflicted with chronic wounds suffer from physical pain and disabilities in addition to psychological and emotional stresses and poor quality of life.
NINR has released a funding opportunity which aims to stimulate research that will increase the understanding of biological and psychosocial factors associated with development, progression, and repair of chronic wounds (including different types of ulcers: diabetic, pressure, arterial and venous) and associated adverse outcomes. It will also support research to develop and test interventions that prevent the development of wounds, expedite the healing process, and alleviate wound-related symptoms.
Applications are due July 24, 2014. For more information about this funding opportunity, please visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NR-15-001.html.