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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.

Enhancing Nerve Repair By Photochemically Sealing Growth Factors

Prabhu Senthil-Kumar MD · Massachusetts General Hospital (The General Hospital Corp.)

Enoxaparin metabolism in reconstructive surgery patients

Christopher Pannucci MD · University of Utah

Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition in Tendon Regeneration

Kristoffer Sugg MD, PhD · The Regents of the University of Michigan

Evaluating High Fidelity Cleft Lip Simulation for Education&Assessing Competence

Carolyn Rogers-Vizena MD · Children's Hospital Boston

Evaluating long noncoding RNAs as modulators of incisional scar formation

Juan Rendon MD, PhD · The Ohio State University

Evaluating Muscle Regeneration Using a Cell Enhanced Amniotic Membrane Allograft

Anand Kumar MD · Case Western Reserve University - School of Medicine

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.