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Grants We Funded

Grant applicants for the 2022 cycle requested a total of over $2.9 million dollars. The PSF Study Section subcommittees of Basic & Translational Research and Clinical Research evaluated 115 grant applications on the following topics:

The PSF awarded research grants totaling almost $550,000 to support 19 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.

Evaluation of Simulation in Plastic Surgery Residency Training

Alexes Hazen MD · New York University School of Medicine

Examining Craniofacial Defect Prevalence in Vietnam Using Text Message Data Entry

Phuong Nguyen MD · The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Expression of Regeneration-Associated Genes after Nerve Injury

Wale Sulaiman MD, PhD, FRCSC · Ochsner Clinic Foundation


Bahar Bassiri Gharb MD, PhD · Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Fabrication of a Chemotactic Smart Scaffold for Bone Regeneration

Akishige Hokugo · University of California, Los Angeles

Facial Subunits for Composite Tissue Transplantation

David Mathes MD · University of Washington

Fat Grafting to Enhance Nerve Regeneration After Delayed Nerve Repair

Stephen Kemp PhD · The Regents of the University of Michigan

Fat Retention in Diabetics after Pedal Fat Grafting

Jeffrey Gusenoff MD · University of Pittsburgh

FGFR2 Inhibition Mitigates Craniosynostosis in Crouzon Syndrome

Derek Steinbacher MD, DMD, FACS · Yale University School of Medicine

Financial Hardship after Surgery: A Mixed-Methods, Multicenter Study in India

Kavitha Ranganathan MD · Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.