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Grants We Funded

Grant Applicants for 2020 requested more than $4.1 million. The PSF Study Section Subcommittees of Basic and Translational Research and Clinical Research Evaluated 111 applications on the following topics:

The PSF awarded Research Grants totaling more than $860,000 to support 24 plastic surgery research proposals.

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.

Improved Diagnostic Accuracy of Periprosthetic Breast Infection: Alpha-Defensin 1

Marten Basta MD · Rhode Island Hospital

Improved Ischemic Flap Survival Using Oral HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors

Babak Mehrara MD · Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Improved Tissue Eengineering Tthrough Predictive Mechanistic Models

Mytien Goldberg MD · University of Southern California

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 Referrals through the Creation of the Plastic Surgery Learning Model

Meera Reghunathan MD · University of California San Diego

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