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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.

Injectable Cellulosic Hydrogels

Peter Taub MD · Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Injectable Shape-Memorizing Scaffolds for Skin Sculpting

Christoph Nabzdyk MD · Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.

Inkjet biopatterning to spatially control osteo- and angiogenesis

Joseph Losee MD · University of Pittsburgh

Inside-Out Tissue Engineering for Hepatic Replacement

Geoffrey Gurtner MD · Stanford University

Intraoperative Imaging of Mastectomy Skin Flaps for Breast Reconstruction

Lesley Wong MD · University of Kentucky Research Foundation

Investigating the Role of Myofibroblasts in Wound Healing

Mark Fisher MD · Duke University

Investigating the Use of MRI for Diagnosing and Managing Wrist Ligament Injuries

Brett Michelotti MD · University of Michigan

Investigation of Mechanical Forces on Wound Healing Angiogenesis

Douglas Helm MD · Massachusetts General Hospital

Investigation of Muscle Reinnervation and Functional Recovery

Philip Johnson PhD · Washington University

Investigation of subclinical infection in breast implant capsular contracture

Michael DeLong MD · The Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles