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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.

Characterization of the Breast Microbiome in Implant-based Breast Reconstruction

Adam Katz MD · Wake Forest University Health Sciences

Chest Dysphoria in Transmasculine Adolescents

Sumanas Jordan MD, Phd · Northwestern University

Circulating Endothelial Progenitor Cells and Diabetic Wound Healing

Robert Allen MD · New York University Medical Center

c-Jun regulates a fibroproliferative wound healing response

Mimi Borrelli MD · Stanford University

Cold Sensitivity in Nerve Compression Syndromes

Moaath Saggaf MD · University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine

Collagen Nanogel for Wound Healing

Paige Fox MD, PhD · Stanford University School of Medicine

Combination Therapy for Limb Allograft Acceptance and Nerve Regeneration

Thomas Tung MD · Washington University

Combination Therapy Improves Diabetic Wound Healing

Robert Allen Jr., MD · New York University

Combining Human Pre-Adipocytes and Biological Scaffolds for Fat Engineering

Karol Gutowski MD, FACS · University of Wisconsin

Comparative Evaluation of Agents on Fibrosis and Scar Fibroblasts

Yvonne Pierpont MD · University of South Florida