Inflammation, Wound Healing and Vascular Function in Health and Disease

The Edmund Cohen Laboratory for Vascular Research, situated as an annexe of the CDRC, has an established model for inflammation and wound healing in diabetes and in recovery from surgery. While inflammation is viewed as a necessary and beneficial first step in the wound-healing process, it may become deleterious if it persists at the site of injury, or if it develops into a systemic inflammatory response.