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Grants We Funded

In 2017, The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) awarded 27 Investigator-Initiated projects and allocated $809,578 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.

Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition in Tendon Regeneration

Kristoffer Sugg MD · The Regents of the University of Michigan

Evaluating long noncoding RNAs as modulators of incisional scar formation

Juan Rendon MD, PhD · The Ohio State University

Evaluating Patient Reported Outcomes in Breast Cancer Patients

Dunya Atisha MD · Duke University Medical Center

Evaluating Relationship Between Stem Cells And Fat Graft Survival

Brian Mailey MD · The Regents of the University of California, San Diego

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Microsurgery Proficiency Targets

Tiffany Ballard MD · University of Michigan

Evaluation of Appearance Transfer & Persistence in Central Face Transplant

Pejman Aflaki MD · Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.

Evaluation of CD18/11b Adhesion Molecule on Neutrophil Surface Membrane in Ischemia Reperfusion Injury

Richard Baynosa MD · University of Nevada

Evaluation of contractile proteins in Dupuytren's tissue

Josef Hadeed MD, FACS · Duke University Medical Center

Evaluation of Functional Outcome in Composite Tissue Allotransplantation

Kia Washington MD · University of Pittsburgh

Evaluation of Human Acellular Dermal Matrix in Joint Arthroplasty

Alex Wong MD · University of Southern California