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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.

Plug and Play: Towards Anastomosable Vascular Networks

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

Point of Care Detection & Prevention of Muscle Fibrosis In Critical Care Patients

Geoffrey Hespe MD · The Regents of the University of Michigan

Portable Ex-Vivo Normothermic Limb Perfusion (EVNLP) Machine

Bahar Bassiri Gharb MD, PhD · Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Postop Antibiotics for Immediate Breast Reconstruction: A RCT

Brett Phillips MD, MBA · SUNY at Stony Brook

Post-transplant Malignancy in Organ Transplant Patients

Nijaguna Prasad PhD · Johns Hopkins University

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