Wound and Burn Healing

In a combat setting, severe wounds and burns often occur together, compromising the body’s own immune response abilities and complicating treatment. Scar reduction, increased functionality, diminished chronic pain, and improved reconstructive surgery options are all important goals in the area of wound and burn healing.

Boston University is home to several ongoing research and clinical care efforts around regenerative medicine and bioengineering. Efforts focus on the physical, social, and emotional aspects of wound and burn injuries.

BU-affiliated centers, institutes, and labs involved in wound and burn healing research, education, and clinical work include:

Boston University Center for Regenerative Medicine

Boston University School of Public Health Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation

The Wound Healing Translational Research Laboratory