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Grants We Funded

In 2019, The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) awarded 33 investigator-initiated projects and allocated $891,274 to support the newest, clinically relevant research in plastic surgery.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons/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.

Determining the Mechanism of Scarless Wound Healing

Edward Buchanan MD · Stanford University

Determining the potential of adipose-derived stem cells

Sarah Frommer MD, PhD · Rhode Island Hospital

Developing the TRANS-Q to Measure Outcomes for Gender-Affirming Treatment

Anne Klassen PhD · McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences

Development and Testing of a Decision Aid for Patients with Dupuytren's

Melissa Roy MD · University Health Network

Development of a Degradable Bioengineered Skin Equivalent

Howard Levinson MD, FACS · Duke University Medical Center

Development of a Novel Bio-Integrated Peripheral Nervous System Interface

Brent Egeland MD · University of Michigan

Development of a Standardized Microsurgical Skills Curriculum

Richard Baynosa MD · Board of Regents, NSHE, obo University of Nevada, Reno

Development of an Interactive, Mutli-media Educational Program To Address Patient Expectations About Breast Reconstruction

Colleen McCarthy MD · Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Development of Novel Cell Delivery Systems for Human Chondrocytes

Kimberly Singh MD · Emory University

Development of the FACE-Q Kids PRO Instrument

Anne Klassen PhD · McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences