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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.

Evaluation of CD18/11b Adhesion Molecule on Neutrophil Surface Membrane in Ischemia Reperfusion Injury

Richard Baynosa MD · University of Nevada

Evaluation of contractile proteins in Dupuytren's tissue

Josef Hadeed MD, FACS · Duke University Medical Center

Evaluation of Functional Outcome in Composite Tissue Allotransplantation

Kia Washington MD · University of Pittsburgh

Evaluation of Human Acellular Dermal Matrix in Joint Arthroplasty

Alex Wong MD · University of Southern California

Evaluation of radioprotective role of ADM and DFO in tissue expansion

Joanna Ledwon PhD · Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

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