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Tissue Engineering of Skin Substitutes: Shriners and Regenerative Medicine for Burn Wound Healing:

May 17, 2023 – 4:00 p.m. EDST

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About the presenters:
Dr. Dorothy Supp is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand/Burn Surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. In addition, she is a member of the Scientific Staff of Shriners Children’s Ohio and previously served as Director of Research at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati. She earned her B.S. in Biology from Cornell University, and her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where she studied genes involved in mammalian pattern formation. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Neonatology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where she helped to identify the developmental mechanisms guiding specification of the left-right body axis. Her desire to engage in translational research led her to pursue a subsequent postdoctoral fellowship in Tissue Engineering at the Shriners Burns Hospital in Cincinnati. She has been involved in wound healing research since that time, with two main focus areas: understanding the mechanisms of abnormal scar formation for development of effective therapies, and development of next-generation engineered skin substitutes for treatment of burn wounds and cutaneous disease. She currently serves on the Wound Healing Society’s Board of Directors, she is a member of the Government Affairs Committee of the American Burn Association, and is also a member of the Research Committee of the Skin of Color Society. She serves on Editorial Boards for the journals Wound Repair and Regeneration, Scientific Reports, Journal of Burn Care and Research, Burns, and the Keloid Research Journal. In addition, she is a frequent reviewer of grants for the US Department of Defense and has chaired multiple review panels for the DoD’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

Dr. Heather Powell is currently a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at The Ohio State University. She joined OSU in 2008 after earning a B.S. in Paleobiology and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at the Shriners Burns Hospital where she began her work in the developing materials for cutaneous injuries and disorders. Her current research interests include hierarchical scaffolding for tissue engineering, engineered skin mechanics, mechanobiology of fibrosis, anti-scar therapy development, and materials for large segmental bone defects. She was the recipient of the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities, The Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor Award (OSU) and the Herman Weed Award for Excellence in Teaching (OSU). Her research has been funded by the Shriners Hospitals Research Foundation, NSF, NIH, DoD, Veterans Affairs, the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, Zimmer Inc., and Milliken Healthcare Products LLC.