EWMA Research Grants 2019

Advancing Wound Management Research and Eliciting Innovation

EWMA and ConvaTec have partnered in 2019 to support three research grants available to nurses, doctors and scientists working in wound care in Europe. The goal of this initiative is to offer support to projects that aim to advance the basic and clinical research of wound management. 


Early career winner, category: solutions to enhance patient safety and compliance in wound management:

Jakub Holoubek, MD, Resident, Burns and Plastic surgery, University hospital Brno, Czech Republic

Project title: In vivo comparison of hyperstable form of FGF2 versus variable lipografting enhancement on impoving fat graft survival 





Early career winner, category: e-health and digital solutions for wound management: 

Vildan Çakar, RN, MSc, WOCN, PhD Student and Teaching Assistant in PhD Programme, Fundamentals of Nursing, Graduate School of Health Sciences, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey

Project title: Community-Based Approach to Prevention of Pressure Injuries: Digital Gamification Use in Prevention Training 





Senior career application winner: process redesign to improve quality and accessibility in wound care

Diana Kitala, PhD, Biotechnologist, Laboratory of cell and tissue culture in vitro Tissue Bank Dr Stanisław Sakiel Burn Treatment Center, Poland

Project title: Theory of contractions (TOC) and LEAN management for wider application of amniotic mesenchymals stem cells in group of patients with chronic wounds