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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.

A Novel Osteogenic Oxysterol for Cranial Bone rRegeneration

Reza Jarrahy MD · The Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles

A novel three dimensional model for bone tissue engineering

Caroline Szpalski MD, PhD, FACS · New York University School of Medicine

A Peptide-Impregnated Gel for Accelerating Wound Tensile Strength Reestablishment

Zhong Zheng PhD · The Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles

A Point-of-Care, Biomarker-Based Test to Predict Non-Healing in Chronic Wounds

David Brown MD, PhD · Duke University Medical Center

A Population Study of the Impact of Provider Volume on Outcomes of Free Flap

Elham Mahmoudi Research Assistant Professor · University of Michigan

A protective role for SIRT1 against aging in human ASCs

Ivona Percec MD PhD · University of Pennsylvania

A Qualitative Assessment of Patients' Experiences with Migraine Surgery

Ahmed Afifi MD · The University of Wisconsin- Madison

A Shared-Decision Tool to Improve Communication About Breast Reconstruction

Ronnie Shammas MD · Duke University Medical Center

A Transgenic Rat Expressing GFP in Peripheral Nerves

Amy Moore MD · Washington University in St. Louis

A Validated Assessment Tool for Microsurgical Skills

Reuben Bueno Jr., MD · Southern Illinois University