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Grants We Funded

Grant Applicants for 2020 requested more than $4.1 million. The PSF Study Section Subcommittees of Basic and Translational Research and Clinical Research Evaluated 111 applications on the following topics:

The PSF awarded Research Grants totaling more than $860,000 to support 24 plastic surgery research proposals.

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.

Elucidating the Intracellular Signaling Events Responsible for Strain-Dependent Bone Formation

Pierre Saadeh MD · New York University Medical Center

Elusive Deformable Tissue Engineered Cartilage: Focus on Elastin

John van Aalst MD · University of North Carolina

Embryonic Stem Cells Preserve the Neuromuscular Junction

Terence Myckatyn MD · Washington University

Endogenous Tissue Engineering of Custom Mandible Free Flaps

Deniz Sarhaddi MD · University of Michigan

Engineered Tissues with Pervasive, Perfusible & Implantable Capillary Structures

John Morgan MD · Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Engineering Bone and Cartilage for ASCs and Scaffolds

Peter Letourneau MD · University of Nevada

Engineering Flexible Cartilage Using Human Chondrocytes

Niamh O'Sullivan MD · Harvard Medical School

Engineering Permanent Nipple Projection

Jaime Bernstein MD · Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Enhancement of Nerve Regeneration Following Neonatal Nerve Injury

Joseph Catapano MD · The Hospital for Sick Children

Enhancement of Peripheral Nerve Regeneration using Intracellular Sigma Peptide

Bahar Bassiri Gharb MD, PhD · Cleveland Clinic Foundation