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Grants We Funded

In 2018, 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.

Alloderm-Adipose Derived Stem Cell Constructs to Optimize Cleft Palate and Oronsal Fistula Healing

James Bradley MD, FACS · University of California, Los Angeles

Altering Tendon Biomechanics after Flexor Tendon Repair

Samuel Buonocore MD · Yale University

An Investigation into the Biomechanics of Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Adam Levy MD · Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Analysis of Craniosynostotic Rabbit Sutures with LCM

S. Alex Rottgers MD · University of Pittsburgh

Analysis of IRF6 Transcription Factor in Vertebrate Craniofacial Development

Eric Chien-Wei Liao MD, PhD · Massachusetts General Hospital

Analysis of wnt9a Regulation of Vertebrate Facial Morphogenesis

Eric Chien-Wei Liao MD, PhD · Massachusetts General Hospital

Antibody Dosing in Costimulation Blockade for Nerve Transplantation

Thomas Tung MD · Washington University

Apoptosis in Cultured Calvarial Cells Following Radiation

Artur Gevorgyan MD · Hospital for Sick Children

Application of TRAIL-expressing ADSCs in Lipofilling

Mei Yang MD, PhD · Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Assessing Burdens to Axonal Regeneration across Nerve Autografts

Matthew Wood PhD · Washington University in St.Louis