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Grants We Funded

Grant applicants for the 2021 cycle requested a total of over $3.3 million dollars. The PSF Study Section subcommittees of Basic & Translational Research and Clinical Research evaluated 106 grant applications on the following topics:

The PSF awarded research grants totaling more than $755,000 to support 25 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.

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

Optimization of Risk Prediction Instrument through Machine Learning for Hernia

John Fischer MD, MPH · The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania

Optimizing Adipose Stem Cell Immunotherapy Through Cell-Assisted Lipotransfer

Summer Hanson MD, Phd · University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Optimizing biomimetic implant repair of craniofacial bone defects

Edward Davidson MD · New York University School of Medicine

Optimizing Tendon Repair Using Photochemical Tissue Bonding

Jonathan Winograd MD · Massachusetts General Hospital

Osteoclast Mediated Resorption of Engineered Human Bone

Justine Lee MD, PhD, FACS · The Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles

Osteogenesis in ASCs By Co-Culture with Infant Dura

Darren Smith MD · Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh