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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.

Differential Density Microsphere Scaffold Optimizes Wound Healing

Jason Spector MD · Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Differential Effects of hTERT and BMP on Bone Healing in Murine Models

Russell Reid MD, PhD · University of Chicago

Does osteocalcin released during exercise therapy impact nerve regeneration?

Matthew Curran · University of Alberta

Dominant-negative IRF6 Mutant Analysis in Zebrafish

George Kamel MD · Massachusetts General Hospital (The General Hospital Corp.)

Donor Dendritic Cells for Composite Tissue Allotransplantation

Justin Sacks MD MBA · University of Pittsburgh

Doxycycline-Coated Silicone Implants Decrease Incidence of Bacterial Infection

Ryan Gobble MD · University of Cincinnati

ECM Hydrogel for Enhanced Biointegration of Acellular Dermal Matrix

Patrick Cottler PhD · The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia

Economic Analysis of Finger Replantation

Erika Sears MD · The Regents of the University of Michigan

Economic analysis of hand transplantation

Kevin Chung MD, MS · The Regents of the University of Michigan

Effect of Decellularized Adipose Tissue Matrix on Irradiated Skin Pathology

Alex Wong MD · University of Southern California