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Grants We Funded

Grant Applicants for 2020 requested more than $4.1 million. The PSF Study Section Subcommittees of Basic and Translational Research and Clinical Research Evaluated 111 applications on the following topics:

The PSF awarded Research Grants totaling more than $860,000 to support 24 plastic surgery research proposals.

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.

Predicting Tissue Necrosis in Mastectomy Flaps using Intra-Op Tissue Oximetry

Nima Khavanin MD · Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Medicine

Pre-Expansion of Recipient Site for Enhanced Fat Graft Survival

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

Prefabrication of Vascularized Bone Constructs Using Gene Therapy

Babak Mehrara MD · Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Pre-operative Nerve Blocks in Patients Undergoing Free-Flap Breast Reconstruction

Gordon Lee MD · Stanford University Hospital and Clinics

Preoperative Paravertebral Block in Breast Reconstruction

Chris Devulapalli MD · Johns Hopkins University

Preservation of Denervated Muscle By Neural Stem Cell Transplantation

Jonathan Winograd MD · Massachusetts General Hospital

Preventing Scar Contracture Formation by Inhibiting ROCK

Howard Levinson MD, FACS · Duke University Medical Center

Prevention of Chronic Rejection in Composite Tissue Allograft

Jignesh Unadkat MD · University of Pittsburgh

Prevention of Radiation Skin Fibrosis by K/O of MMP-2, -9

Phuong Nguyen MD · New York University Medical Center

Prevention of Radiation-Induced Skin Fibrosis by Topical Gene Therapy

Richard Zoumalan · New York University School of Medicine