HAROLD L. JOHNSON
MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Charles Spencer, DPT
Named Recipient of Inaugural
Harold L. Johnson Memorial Scholarship


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Washington, D.C., April 25, 2018- The ABWM Foundation has announced that Charles Spencer, DPT has been named the inaugural recipient of the  Harold L. Johnson Memorial Scholarship . Named after a Vietnam Veteran who suffered from the effects of long-term diabetes, including Peripheral Arterial Disease, the Scholarship honors his high character, his love for his family, and his endless volunteer work at the Save a Leg Save Life Foundation.
 
Dr. Spencer lives in Salt Lake City, UT with his wife Claire, daughter Ruby and their golden retriever Olive. He has been working at the George E Wallen Department of Veterans Affairs for nearly 10 years. Mr. Spenser said "Wound care has become a passion of mine from the beginning of my time here at the VA. What began as a small outpatient clinic seeing patients once a week has grown into a multidisciplinary clinic, consulting with the various specialists throughout the hospital to provide the very best wound care to our Veterans. I am excited for the opportunity to become Board certified in wound care and taking my therapy and skills to the next level."
 
Dr. Spencer was selected by the ABWM Foundation Board of Trustees based on the Scholarship criteria.
 
Of Dr. Spencer's selection, President and Founder of the Save A Leg, Save A Life Foundation, Desmond Bell, DPM, CWS®, said "The Save a Leg Save a Life Foundation congratulates Charles Spencer as the first recipient of this honored new scholarship from ABWM Foundation.
 
"ABWM Foundation is very proud to honor Charles Spencer. Because of his deep commitment to veterans and wound care, Dr. Spencer has proven to be an excellent candidate for this Scholarship. We wish him good luck at his Certified Wound Specialist (CWS®) exam." said Joseph McCulloch, PT, PhD, FAPTA, CWS®, Chairman of the ABWM Foundation.
 
The Harold L. Johnson Memorial Scholarship is given to 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®). 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 please visit 
www.abwmfoundation.org .
 
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About the Save A Leg, Save A Life Foundation
The Save A Leg, Save A Life Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is: "To Reduce the Number of Lower Extremity Amputations and Improve the Quality of Life of our Fellow Citizens Who are Afflicted with Wounds and Complications from Diabetes and Peripheral Arterial Disease" We will accomplish these goals by using advanced evidence-based methods, by educating health care practitioners and patients, through community outreach, philanthropy and patient advocacy. For more information on the Save A Leg, Save A LifeFoundation please visit 
www.TheSALSAL.org
 
About the ABWM Foundation
The ABWM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit foundation. It supports the work of the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM) for the advancement of wound care, the promotion of certification for providers of chronic and acute wounds, and the benefit of the public by developing and providing quality education and conducting sound research to support and promote wound care. For more information on the ABWM Foundation please visit 
www.abwmfoundation.org .

​ ABWM Foundation | (202) 457-8403 | [email protected] | www.abwmfoundation.org
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