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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.

Development of a Degradable Bioengineered Skin Equivalent

Howie 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 Patient-Reported Outcome Measure for Nerve Injuries: NERVE-Q

Jana Dengler MD · University of Toronto

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

Development of the HEADACHE-Q Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Instrument

Lisa Gfrerer MD, PhD · Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Diagnosing Elevated Intracranial Pressure with Optical Coherence Tomography

Jordan Swanson MD, MSc · The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Differences Between Proliferative and Involutional Hemangiomas

Bryan Armijo MD · Case Western Reserve University - School of Medicine