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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.

Influence of MAPK Signaling on Ischemic Wound Healing in Elderly

Qixu Zhang MD, PhD · M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Influence of Mechanical Stress on Muenke Syndrome Craniosynostosis

Gregory Lakin MD · University of Pennsylvania

Influence of PEDOT and myoblasts on neuroma formation

Benjamin Wei MD · The Regents of the University of Michigan

Influence of Pocket Irrigants on Breast Implant Infections

Terence Myckatyn MD · The Washington University

Influence of Tensile Strain on Dural Cells and Cranial Sutures

Richard Kirschner MD · University of Pennsylvania

Inhibition of Skin Rejection in Composite Tissue Allotranplantation by Using migratory Inhibitors for Topical Immunosuppression

Stefan Schneeberger MD · University of Pittsburgh

Injectable Cellulosic Hydrogels

Peter Taub MD · Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Injectable Hydrogels for Soft Tissue Augmentation

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