The Scar Free Foundation Birmingham Burns Research Centre, led by Prof Naiem Moiemen, was founded in June 2012 and has established a fully integrated multidisciplinary research platform for burns research. The strategy of The Scar Free Foundation Birmingham Burns Research centre is to become a world renowned centre for research in to acute burn injury in order to deliver Scar Free healing in the future for burns patients. The Centre also aims to develop the next generation of academics interested in Burns and scarring. The primary focus now is to continue its work studying scar biomarkers, the quantitative measurement of scarring and heveloping novel treatments, including biologic infused dressing, to reduce or avoid scaring in the future.
The Centre draws upon the outstanding clinical and academic resources of its partner institutions: University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHBFT), Birmingham Children’s Hospital (BCH), University of Birmingham (UoB), Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM), University College London (UCL) and the Royal Free Hospital, London. It is also developing a “Scar Alliance” of researchers across the UK to integrate scarring and burns research, including researchers in Bristol, Manchester, and Dublin.
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