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Grants We Funded

Grant applicants for the 2023 cycle requested a total of nearly $4 million dollars. The PSF Study Section Subcommittees of Basic & Translational Research and Clinical Research evaluated nearly 140 grant applications on the following topics:

The PSF awarded research grants totaling over $1 million dollars to support nearly 30 plastic surgery research proposals.

ASPS/PSF leadership is committed to continuing to provide high levels of investigator-initiated research support to ensure that plastic surgeons have the needed research resources to be pioneers and innovators in advancing the practice of medicine.

Research Abstracts

Search The PSF database to have easy access to full-text grant abstracts from past PSF-funded research projects 2003 to present. All abstracts are the work of the Principal Investigators and were retrieved from their PSF grant applications. Several different filters may be applied to locate abstracts specific to a particular focus area or PSF funding mechanism.

3D Imaging for Planning and Analysis in Aesthetic Breast Surgery

Oren Tepper MD · New York University Medical Center

A Bioengineered and Injectable Composite to Treat Nerve Injuries

Daniel Colchado · Washington University

A Comparison of the Immunomodulatory Effects of Donor, Recipient

Damon Cooney MD · Johns Hopkins University

A Cost Utility Analysis Comparing Lower Limb Salvage Versus Amputation for Type III Fractures

Kevin Chung MD, MS · University Of Michigan

A Cost-Utility Analysis of Total Wrist Arthroplasty and Total Wrist Fusion

Christi Cavaliere MD · University of Michigan

A Hand Surgery Curriculum for Plastic Surgery Residents

Kim Bjorklund MD · The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital

A new patient-reported outcome measure for body contouring

Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC · Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research

A New Protocol for Tolerance Induction to Composite Tissue Allotransplantation

Jignesh Unadkat MD · University of Pittsburgh

A Novel Approach For Improving Flap Tolerance TO Ischemia H2S

Jason Spector MD · University of Pittsburgh

A Novel Intramuscular Near Infrared Spectroscopy Probe for Free Flap Monitoring

Mitchell Pet MD · Washington University in St.Louis