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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.

Delivery of miR through Biodegradable Scaffolds

Michael Ogilvie MD, MBA · Duke University Medical Center

Dendritic Cell Induced Tolerance in Rat Composite Allograft

Vu Nguyen MD · University of Pittsburgh

Determining the Mechanism of Arteriovenous Malformation

Arin Greene MD · Children's Hospital Boston

Determining the Mechanism of Pediatric Capillary Malformation

Arin Greene MD · Children's Hospital Boston

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 DSI for Re-establishing Sensory Feedback in Peripheral Afferents

Widya Adidharma MD · The Regents of the University of Michigan

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

Anne Klassen PhD · McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences

Development and Deployment of a Decision Aid for Burn Reconstructive Surgery

Clifford Sheckter MD · Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System

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

Melissa Roy MD, Msc, FRCSC · University Health Network