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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.

Reducing Hospital-Acquired Infections in the Burn Intensive Care Unit

Julie Caffrey DO · Johns Hopkins University-School of Medicine

Reduction of Scarring In-vivo Using Novel Antisense Therapy

Zol Kryger MD · Northwestern University

Refinements in Targeted Reinnervation and its Effect on Neuroma Formation

Jason Ko MD, MBA · Northwestern University

Regeneration of Atrophic Muscle using Injectable Skeletal Muscle-Derived ECM

Kacey Marra PhD · University of Pittsburgh

Regenerative Capacity of Skin Micrografts

Edward Caterson MD PhD · Brigham and Women's Hospital

Regenerative Peripheral Nerve Interfaces for the Treatment of Painful Neuromas

Stephen Kemp PhD · University of Michigan, Section of Plastic Surgery

Regulation of Adipogenesis in Lymphedema

Evan Weitman MD · Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research

Regulatory T cells Therapy in Vascularized Composite Transplants

Byoung Chol Oh · Johns Hopkins University

Remote Ischemic Preconditioning's Effect on Fat Graft Volume

Andrew Gassman MD · The Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles

Reprogramming of ASCs for Increased Osteogenic Potential

James Bradley MD, FACS · The Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles