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Stephanie Wu, DPM, MS, FACFAS

Dean, Associate Dean of Research, Director of CLEAR, Professor

Dr. Stephanie Wu is the Dean of Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine,  Professor, Department of Podiatric Surgery and Applied Biomechanics, Professor, Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, and Director, Center for Lower Extremity Ambulatory Research (CLEAR) for Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Wu devotes significant time to CLEAR’s fellowship program, international fellowship program, and Scholl’s Masters in wound healing program which is an international collaboration with Cardiff University. For her efforts in education, Dr. Wu has received many awards at Rosalind Franklin University including the Dean’s Award and the Lawrence R. Medoff Award for Outstanding Performance in Research, Teaching, and Clinical Practice. Dr. Wu led the effort in helping secure podiatry’s first NIH T-35 training grant for the training of future podiatric researchers at Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. In addition to her clinical and university duties Dr. Wu is a highly sought after lecturer at national and international forums.

Wu NCBI Bibliography

 

Research

AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST

  1. Stem Cell and Tissue Regeneration
  2. Biofilms and wound Bioburden
  3. Activity monitoring and modulation in persons at high risk for diabetic foot ulceration and amputation
  4. Offloading the Diabetic Foot
  5. Risk factors for lower extremity complications in diabetes mellitus
  6. Proactive prevention of lower extremity complications of diabetes
  7. Diabetic Foot Infection
  8. The effect of diabetes on lower extremity mobility and function
  9. Footwear and insoles to prevent ulceration and reulceration in high risk diabetic patients
  10. Classification of risk factors for lower extremity amputation in diabetes mellitus
  11. Diabetic foot surgery: Classification/Outcomes
  12. Epidemiology of diabetes-related lower extremity amputations in minorities
  13. Diagnosis and management of acute Charcot’s arthropathy
  14. Infrared dermal thermometry of the high-risk diabetic foot
  15. The viscoelastic properties of skin

Research

Teaching

Clinical teaching to the following students:

  • Scholl College (SCPM)
  • Chicago Medical School (CMS)
  • Interprofessional students (RFUMS)

Didactic teaching in the following courses:

  • PAPB501 Understanding & Implementing Clinical Research
  • PSUR 602 General Surgical Principles and Anesthesiology
  • PBBS 503 Structure and Function

Didactic teaching of 8 week summer research course to the following students:

  • Scholl Summer Research Fellowship students
  • Chicago Medical School summer research students