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Grants We Funded

In 2019, The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) awarded 33 investigator-initiated projects and allocated $891,274 to support the newest, clinically relevant research in plastic surgery.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons/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.

Improving Decision Making in Breast Reconstruction: A Validated Option Grid

Katie Weichman MD · Montefiore Medical Center

Improving fat graft survival by ex vivo non-viral gene delivery

Natasa Miljkovic · University of Pittsburgh

Improving Somatosensory Cortical Response Properties After Compsite Tissue Transplantation

Kia Washington MD · University of Pittsburgh

Improving the Ex-vivo Eexpansion of Adipose Tissue Derived Stem Cells by Modulating Regulators of Cellular Senescence

Alex Wong MD · University of Pittsburgh

Improving Wound Healing Using the Naturally Occurring Antigen Alpha Gal

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

In Utero Gene Delivery for Rescue of Cleft Palate in a TGF-Beta 3 Knockout Mouse

Hyun Nah MD, DMD, PhD · University of Pennsylvania

In Utero Gene Therapy Repair of Cleft Palate in a Congenital Caprine Model

Shawkat Sati MD · Lahey Clinic

In Vitro Simultaneous Guided OPC & EPC Differentiation

Alexander Allori MD · New York University Medical Center

In Vivo Conditioning of Tissue Engineered Tendon Constructs Produced in Vitro

Ian Lytle MD · University of Michigan

In Vivo Trafficking of Adipose-Derived Multipotent Mesenchymal Cells to Cutaneous Wound Sites

Edward Park MD · Stanford University