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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.

Scar Contracture Prevention By Inhibition of Cell Contractility

Howard Levinson MD, FACS · Duke University

Schwann Cell Senescence: A Result of Chronic Denervation?

Scott Farber MD · Washington University in St. Louis

Seeding Success: Encouraging Cross-Talk At The Vascular Frontline

Marc Soares MD · New York University School of Medicine

Sensory Supercharge Nerve Transfer: Indications and Limitations

Amy Moore MD · Washington University in St.Louis

Shaping the hand: Guidance strategies for tissue engineering

Harvey Chim MD · Case Western Reserve University

Side-to-Side Nerve Grafting to Enhance Nerve Regeneration

Gregory Borschel MD · The Hospital for Sick Children

Silicone Joint Arthroplasty for Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Clinical Trial

Kevin Chung MD, MS · University of Michigan

Silicone toxicity and auto-immune disease in breast implant patients

Michael DeLong MD · The Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles

Simulation Model For Microsurgery Training

Howard Wang MD · University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Simultaneous renal and vascularized bone allotransplantation

Gerhard Mundinger MD · University of Maryland, Baltimore