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Grants We Funded

Grant applicants for the 2022 cycle requested a total of over $2.9 million dollars. The PSF Study Section subcommittees of Basic & Translational Research and Clinical Research evaluated 115 grant applications on the following topics:

The PSF awarded research grants totaling almost $550,000 to support 19 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.

Micro-mechanical Forces to Stimulate Wound Healing

Dennis Orgill MD, PhD · Brigham and Women's Hospital

Micro-RNA and Classification of Hemangiomas

Christopher Spock MD · Yale School of Medicine

Microsurgery Simulation in Training and Competency Assessment

Kari Keys MD · University of Washington

Microsurgical Reactivation of Cleft Lip Developmental Programs

Jason Spector MD · Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Migratory Inhibitors For Local Immunosuppression In CTA

Stefan Schneeberger MD · University of Pittsburgh

Mmp9 Inhibition Decreases Scarring During Flexor Tendon Healing

Alayna Loiselle PhD · Universty of Rochester

Modified Helicoid Weave Technique - A Novel Method to Enhance Nerve Regeneration

Laxminarayan Bhandari MD · Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery Inc.

Modulating Immunotherapy in Composite Tissue Allotransplantation

Galen Wachtman MD · University of Pittsburgh

Modulating Macrophage Dynamics to Improve Autologous Fat Grafting Outcomes

Lauren Kokai PhD · University of Pittsburgh

Modulation of TGF-B in Scarless Wound Healing Using Decorin and Mannose-6-P

Steven Bates MD · Stanford University