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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.

Immune Tolerance for Surgical Transplantation of the Hand or Face

David Mathes MD · University of Washington

Immunogenicity of Chondrocytes Removed From Extracellular Matrix

Mark Randolph · Massachusetts General Hospital

Immunosuppressive Properties of Lymphatics in Promoting Melanoma Growth

Claire Li · Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK)

Impact of Timing of Radiation on IMAs

Terence Myckatyn MD · Washington University in St.Louis

Impact of Treatment Variation for Deep Sternal Wound Infection

Erika Sears MD · The Regents of the University of Michigan

Implanted Bioreactor To Direct Development Of Engineered Cartilage

John van Aalst MD · The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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 Cosmetics and Function of Skin Grafting by Blocking Mechanotransduction

Kellen Chen PhD · Stanford University