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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.

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 Microsurgical Training Through Spaced Learning

Jessie Koljonen MD · Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Improving Sensory Recovery After Phalloplasty in Transmasculine Patients

Patrick Assi MD · Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)

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-Duck 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