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Grants We Funded

Grant applicants for the 2021 cycle requested a total of over $3.3 million dollars. The PSF Study Section subcommittees of Basic & Translational Research and Clinical Research evaluated 106 grant applications on the following topics:

The PSF awarded research grants totaling more than $755,000 to support 25 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.

Contribution of Merlin Inactivation in Facial Nerve Schwann Cell Regeneration

Richard Gurgel MD · University of Iowa

Contributions of the Immune Response After Nerve Injury to NMJ Reinnervation

Alison Snyder-Warwick MD · Washington University in St.Louis

Controlled Release of Adipogenic Factors to Enhance Fat Graft Ret

Arta Kelmendi-Doko MD · University of Pittsburgh

Controlling Peripheral Nerve Signal Transmission with Light

Sahil Kapur MD · University of Wisconsin-Madison (Board of Regents University of Wisconsin System)

Corneal neurotization: studying a novel solution for neurotrophic keratitis

Joseph Catapano MD · The Hospital for Sick Children

Coronal Suturectomy Re-Ossification in the Saethre-Chotzen Mouse Model

Michael Bykowski MD, MS · University of Pittsburgh

Cranial Particulate Graft vs. Bone-Dust for Inlay Cranioplasty

Arin Greene MD · Children's Hospital Boston

Cross-Linguistic Speech Evaluation in Patients with Cleft Palate

Eugene Park MD · Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Culturing the Non-Culturable: The Secret Pathogens of Chronic Wounds

Stephen Harlin MD, FACS · Drexel University

Decellularized Lymph Nodes for Lymph Node Tissue Engineering

Daniel Cuzzone MD · Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center