Dr. Laura E. Edsberg Honored Among WNY Women of Influence

Dr. Laura E. Edsberg Honored Among Western New York Women of Influence


Recognized for Leadership in Research and Education in Field of Chronic Wounds


September 5, 2013



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           Dr. Laura E. Edsberg, director of the Daemen Natural and Health Sciences Research Center, has been named one of Western New York's Women of Influence for 2013 by Business First.    


           Edsberg, an associate professor and mechanical engineer, holds an M.S. and a Ph.D. from University at Buffalo. She also holds a B.S. from Cornell University.


           “This is a very well-deserved honor for Dr. Edsberg,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson.


           “She is leading research to shed new light on discovering and accelerating the healing process for chronic wounds, which present a global problem. Daemen is very proud of Dr. Edsberg and what she is accomplishing in this field.”


           The toll exacted by chronic wounds, also known as pressure ulcers, is significant in both human and economic terms. Some 2.8 million Americans are affected, many suffering severe pain, impaired mobility, gangrene, amputation, and loss of income due to disability. In the U.S. alone, an estimated $2 billion is spent annually on advanced wound care.


           Edsberg was recognized in the category of Innovation, honoring women who have improved the lives of others by helping start a business, product or service in the fields of engineering, science, technology, biotechnology or medicine.



           The Women of Influence Awards, which are sponsored by Lake Shore Savings Bank, will be presented to 25 women Sept. 17 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. Aesthetic Associates Centre is the gold sponsor of the event. The awards recognize the business acumen and community spirit of these women, Business First Publisher Jack Connors said.


           “The panel chose these women based on their ability to rise above a very talented pool of competitors,” Connors said. “We’re honored to recognize their accomplishments.”


           Earlier this year, Edsberg was recognized by the the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP), for making significant contributions to the prevention and management of pressure ulcers through leadership in the areas of research, education, and/or patient care. The NPUAP is an independent not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to the prevention and management of pressure ulcers. 



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