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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.

Overexpression of sFRP1 Enhances Adipogenesis in Tissue Repair

Sudheer Ravuri PhD · University of Pittsburgh

Overlapping Worlds of Art and Plastic Surgery: Implications for Surgical Training

Audrey Nguyen MD · University of California

Partial Wrist Arthrodesis vs MFT Scaphoid Reconstruction: Wrist Kinematics

Sonya Agnew MD · Chicago Association for Research & Education in Science

Particulate Bone for Secondary Inlay Cranioplasty

Arin Greene MD · Children's Hospital Boston

Pathogenesis of Radiation-Induced Capsular Contracture

Joan Lipa MD, MSc., FRCS(C.), FACS · University of Toronto

Patient Generated Data as a Novel Outcomes Instrument in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Brent Degeorge Jr., MD, PhD · Wayne State University

Patient Preferences of Social Media in Plastic Surgery: A Conjoint Analysis

Cindy Wu MD · The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Patient Reported Outcomes Following Upper Extremity Injury

Jeffrey Friedrich MD · University of Washington

Patient Reported Outcomes in Gender Mastectomy

Megan Lane MD · The Regents of the University of Michigan

Patient-Centered Care in Breast Reconstruction

Tiffany Ballard MD · The Regents of the University of Michigan