EPUAP Research Project Collaboration Funding

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The EPUAP Research Committee opens a next call for Research Project Collaboration Funding. There are opportunities to underpin high quality research through the development of agreed standards and language with clear publication outputs or to pump prime future collaborative funding bids.

The funding is not for direct research costs, but rather costs to facilitate face-to-face (i.e. travel, accommodation and venue costs) meetings of collaborators from EU member and associated countries* and will comprise a maximum of €10 000 over 1-2 years. The funding is available only for EPUAP members. The funded project lead will be requested to submit an abstract about the research and collaboration covered by EPUAP for a free paper session for at least one EPUAP annual meeting.

Non-profit research institutions (i.e. universities, etc.) or healthcare institutions (i.e. hospitals, nursing homes, etc.) are eligible for funding. For-profit entities (i.e. companies, SMEs, etc.) are  NOT eligible for funding.

The applications should be sent to office@epuap.org before December 31st, 2019. 

Download the submission form here.

*A minimum of three collaborators from at least 2 different countries. Associated countries are all non EU Members in Europe and Israel

EPUAP Exchange Scholarships for Emerging Research

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The EPUAP Research Committee opens next call for exchange scholarships for students / early post docs (*) in the context of “emerging pressure ulcer research”. The aim is to provide opportunities for Master/PhD students or early post-docs exchanges between high quality laboratories and clinical academic teams working in the field of pressure ulcer management and prevention. Interdisciplinary works should be encouraged. Funding will be awarded to cover travel and subsistence (some research costs may be permitted) and spend one to four weeks in another clinical/research structure that is based in a EU member country or associated country, with the objective to learn a specific experimental technique or methodological approach. 1 000 € to 3 000 € will be allocated to each student, depending on the time spent in the host institution. The funding is available only for EPUAP members. The funded student will be requested to submit an abstract about the research and exchange for the EPUAP annual meeting. Successful applicants will be promoted on the EPUAP website and social media.

The submission form is described below. The applications should be sent to office@epuap.org before December 31st 2019.

Download the submission form here.

early post docs(*): a maximum of 3 years after PhD award. 

Funded projects

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EPUAP EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR EMERGING RESEARCH

Topic: The relationship between subepidermal moisture measurement and inflammatory markers in the early identification of pressure ulcers

Type: Clinical Emerging Research

Period: 2020 (2021)

Researcher: Natalie L. McEvoy, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

I am a PhD Scholar in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, under the supervision of Professor Zena Moore and Professor Declan Patton. I hold a BSc in General Nursing, a Postgraduate Diploma in Neuroscience Nursing as well as a MSc in Neuroscience Nursing. I have clinical experience in critical care nursing and in particular neuro critical care. My particular area of interest is the maintenance of skin integrity in the critically ill patient in intensive care. The aim of my PhD study is to establish the correlation between IL-1α and total protein (TP) and sub-epidermal moisture (SEM) measurement in the early detection of pressure ulcers in adult intensive care patients. The study involves the sampling of sebum using Sebutape, and measurement of SEM capacitance from at-risk skin sites in critically ill patients (sacrum, both heels and a control site) using the SEM ScannerTM (Bruin Biometrics). SEM and Sebutape samples will be taken at the same time points, to assess any potential associations between the inflammatory measurement approaches.

Dr Peter Worsley at the Faculty of Health Sciences in the University of Southampton has extensive experience in using Sebutape as well as the processes involved in the analysis of sebum for the presence of cytokines. This Exchange Scholarship enabled by EPUAP, will allow me to further understand the processes involved in handling the tapes and extracting the sebum from the tapes as well as the processes involved is analysing the samples to extract the desired protein from the sebum.

The Exchange Scholarship will provide me with the skills and knowledge needed to complete my PhD project which will enhance the quality of care given to adult intensive care patients as well as reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers in this cohort of patients.

Topic: Using a suction blister model to evaluate the efficacy of a new skin protection method based on the application of sodium pyruvate

Type: Lab Emerging Research

Period: 2020 (2021)

Researcher: Dafna Schwartz, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University

Dafna Schwartz is a Ph.D. student in the Biomedical department in Tel-Aviv university under the supervision of Prof. Amit Gefen. In her current research she is focusing on the role of advanced deep learning algorithms in pressure ulcer management and diagnoses.

Dafna has a B.sc in Mechanical Engineering from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, and a M.sc in Biomedical Engineering from Tel Aviv university, Israel, graduated magna cum laude. She completed her Master work also in the lab of Prof. Amit Gefen. Her thesis topic was: Assessment of the biomechanical and biothermal efficacy of dressings used in pressure ulcer prevention and treatment.

Topic: The incidence of pressure ulcers after open heart surgery and the impact of pressure ulcers of patients experience in Sweden and Belgium

Type: Clinical Emerging Research

Period: 2019

Researcher: Karin Falk-Brynhildsen, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Institution: Örebro University, Sweden

Topic: Heel Pressure Ulcers: Back to Basics

Type: Lab Emerging Research

Period: 2019

Researcher: Bethany Keenan, Soft Tissue Biomechanics, School of Engineering, Cardiff University

Topic: Analysis of the temporal biomechanical signals for a predictive algorithm of posture and movement

Type: Lab Emerging Research

Period: 2019

Researcher: Silvia Caggiari, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton

Topic: PUPOSE T – Clinical evaluation of a new risk assessment tool in a Swedish context

Type: Clinical Emerging Research

Period: 2018

Researcher: Lisa Hultin, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University

Topic: Medical Device Related Pressure Ulcers

Type: Lab Emerging Research

Period: 2018

Researcher: Lea Cohen, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University

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EPUAP RESEARCH PROJECT COLLABORATION FUNDING

Topic: Clinical relevance of a simplified framework for generating in silico models from freehand Ultrasound for monitoring internal tissue strains for the prevention of Pressure Ulcers: US-based Finite Element models versus MRI-based Finite Element models

Type: Lab Emerging Research

Period: 2020 – 2021

Researcher: Pierre Yves Rohan

Pierre-Yves Rohan is Assistant Professor at the Institut de Biomécanique Humaine Georges Charpak, ENSAM, Paris, France specialized in soft tissue biomechanics and computational mechanics applied to finite deformations.

He graduated in Computational Mechanics from ENSEIRB-MATMECA in 2010 and received a PhD in Mechanics and Engineering from the Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne in 2013 where he worked under the direction of Professor Stéphane Avril and Professor Pierre Badel on the Biomechanical response of lower leg veins to Medical Elastic Compression. From 2013 to 2014, he was a postdoctoral fellow at TIMC-IMAG laboratory in Grenoble under the supervision of Professor Yohan Payan contributing to the development of a biomechanical model of the oral cavity for the pre-operative planning of tongue surgeries.

He currently conducts research activities in the field of soft tissue biomechanics and focalizes on understanding the medical device-related injuries resulting from the complex interaction between external orthotic devices and the skin. The work of his PhD student, Aurélien Macron, received the Journal of Tissue Viability & Journal of Clinical Biomechanics Award during the 20th EPUAP Annual Meeting 2018 in Rome, Italy.

Topic: Development, implementation and evaluation of a pressure ulcer treatment intervention (including local treatment and secondary prevention) for patients suffering from spinal cord injury in a specialised Danish healthcare setting.

Type: Clinical Emerging Research

Period: 2020 – 2021

Researcher: Knaerke Sogaard

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PhD student at Department of Plastic Surgery, Odense University Hospital, Denmark.

RN, Critical Care Nurse, Master of Public Quality Management (MPQM) from University of Southern Denmark

Knaerke has experience in intensive care nursing and working with critically ill children. Since 2007 Knaerke has been working with patient safety and quality improvement in health care, in different departments, as a hospital staff member and at a national level in Denmark. Pressure ulcer prevention has been one of Knaerke´s primary interests since 2013 and especially focusing on pressure ulcer prevention among children and people suffering from spinal cord injury.
Knaerke is doing a Joint PhD at University of Southern Denmark and Ghent University (2020-2022) entitled: ‘Development, implementation and evaluation of a pressure ulcer treatment protocol for patients suffering from spinal cord injury in a specialised Danish healthcare setting’.

Email: knaerke.soegaard@rsyd.dk

Topic: The Outcomes for Pressure Ulcer Trials (OUTPUTS): Development of a core outcome set for trials evaluating the clinical efficacy or effectiveness of pressure ulcer prevention interventions

Type: Clinical Emerging Research

Period: 2018 – 2021

Researchers: Jane Nixon, Institute of Clinical Trials Research, University of Leeds; Susanne Coleman, Institute of Clinical Trials Research, University of Leeds; Delia Muir, Institute of Clinical Trials Research, University of Leeds; Jan Kottner, Clinical Research Center for Hair and Skin Science; Katrin Balzer, Institute for Social Medicine and Epidemiology; Anna Lechner, Clinical Research Center for Hair and Skin Science

Funding type Year Name About the project Project report
Exchange Scholarship for Students 2019 – 2020 Lab Emerging Research:Heel Pressure Ulcers: Back to Basics Summary Report
Exchange Scholarship for Students 2019 – 2020 Clinical Emerging Research:The incidence of pressure ulcers after open heart surgery and the impact of pressure ulcers of patients experience in Sweden and Belgium Summary Report
Research Project Collaboration Funding 2018 – 2021 Clinical Emerging Research:The Outcomes for Pressure Ulcer Trials (OUTPUTS): Development of a core outcome set for trials evaluating the clinical efficacy or effectiveness of pressure ulcer prevention interventions Summary Report 1
Exchange Scholarship for Students 2018 – 2019 Lab emerging research: Medical Device Related Pressure Ulcers Summary Report
Exchange Scholarship for Students 2018 – 2019 Clinical emerging research: PUPOSE T – Clinical evaluation of a new risk assessment tool in a Swedish context Summary Report
Exchange Scholarship for Students 2018 – 2019 Lab emerging research: Analysis of the temporal biomechanical signals for a predictive algorithm of posture and movement Summary Report
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