Wilderness Medicine Research

The Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) is keenly interested in fostering awareness and appreciation among healthcare professionals and scientists for the research of health-related concerns in outdoor and wilderness activities.

Man riding an exercise back with a mask as researcher looks on
In order to foster and promote research on health and medicine in extreme or austere environments and to advance the field of wilderness medicine, the WMS offers the following grants:

- The Charles S. Houston grant is for medical students.

- Research- in-Training grant is for residents and fellows of an accredited graduate medical education program or doctoral candidates working towards a PhD.

- The Herbert N. Hultgren grant is for members of the WMS  at any stage in their career in support of research that advances the field of wilderness medicine, which may be interpreted broadly.

- Peter Hackett-Jennifer Dow Young Investigator grant is for a young investigator (physician or non-physician, who is either a resident, fellow, or less than 5 years out of training) in support of research that improves wilderness medicine practice.


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