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Grants We Funded

Grant applicants for the 2022 cycle requested a total of over $2.9 million dollars. The PSF Study Section subcommittees of Basic & Translational Research and Clinical Research evaluated 115 grant applications on the following topics:

The PSF awarded research grants totaling almost $550,000 to support 19 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.

Synthesis Of A Tissue Engineered Periosteum

Principal Investigator
Bjorn Schonmeyr MD


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Funding Mechanism
Basic Research Grant

Focus Area
Tissue Engineering

Periosteal grafts can aid in fracture repair and promote healing of bone defects by providing bone progenitor cells and acting as a barrier to scar tissue. Unfortunately, these grafts have many of the same disadvantages as bone grafts (i.e. donor site morbidity and limited donor sites). We hypothesize that a tissue engineered construct composed of acellular human dermis (Alloderm) and bone progenitor cells would provide a periosteum-like material with the potential to deliver cells and growth factors thus promoting osseous regeneration.