The American Board of Wound Management (ABWM) recently announced the establishment of the Harold L. Johnson Memorial Scholarship, funded by the Save A Leg, Save A Life Foundation (SALSAL).
The Harold L. Johnson Memorial Scholarship is for health care providers who need financial support to earn wound certification through the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM), as a Certified Wound Case Associate (CWCA®), Certified Wound Specialist (CWS®) or Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP®).
Harold L. Johnson was a Vietnam Veteran who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of his military service. For many years, Harold served The Save A Leg, Save A Life Foundation, working with fellow amputees, and discussing on local radio his own battle with diabetes and peripheral arterial disease.
The Foundation, which is an entirely volunteer organization, was established in 2015 by Dr. Desmond Bell, DPM, CWS. Its primary goal is to improve wound-healing outcomes and reduce lower extremity amputations in its community and nationally.
Wound certification scholarship gives preference to military veterans
ABWM states candidates for this scholarship must demonstrate the highest character and the desire to serve others through a history of volunteerism. Preference will be given to those who have served honorably in the Armed Forces. For additional information on The Harold L. Johnson Memorial Scholarship including eligibility and application process visit www.abwmfoundation.org.
Thomas E. Gardner nominated to SALSAL board
CEO and Founder of Omeza Tom Gardner was recently nominated to serve on the board of directors of the Save A Leg, Save A Life Foundation. Dr. Bell and Gardner have worked together with Omeza’s Griscom Bettle over the past decade developing key Omeza products.