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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.

Non-Viral Gene Therapy for Enhanced Adipose Implants

Samuel Bartholomew MD · Oregon Health and Science University

Notch Signaling in Tendon Surgery and Engineering

Kai Megerle MD · Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Novel Implantable Optical Oxygen Monitor to Detect Flap Viability

Mohamed Ibrahim MD · Duke University Medical Center

Novel mechanisms for accelerating distraction osteogenesis

Edward Davidson MD · New York University School of Medicine

Novel Treatment Strategies for Antibody-Mediated Rejection in VCA

Howard Wang MD · Johns Hopkins University

Nrf2-active bioengineered exosomes for acceleration of diabetic skin regeneration

Piul Rabbani · New York University School of Medicine

Obesity Impairs Endothelial Progenitor Cell Function

I. Janelle Wagner MD · New York University School of Medicine

Obesity-induced Hypoxia and Adipokines in Breast Cancer

Naveen Kumar MD · Duke University Medical Center

Optimization of Human Tendon Tissue Engineering: Ultrasonication

James Chang MD · Stanford University

Optimization of Non-Vascularized Grafting in Irradiated Bone

Alexis Donneys MD · University of Michigan