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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.

Revealing how vibration injures peripheral nerves and methods of prevention

Chaowen Wu MD, PhD · The Medical College of Wisconsin

Reversal of UV irradiation-induced skin injury with c-Jun siRNA

Sara Immerman · New York University School of Medicine

Reversibility of Age-Related Effects on Nerve Regeneration

Daniel Demsey MD · The Hospital for Sick Children

Reversible Chemical Myotomy for Lateral Abdominal Wall Release

Hooman Soltanian MD · Case Western Reserve University - School of Medicine

Role of Egr1 in Skeletal Muscle Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury

Jamie Schall MD · Southern Illinois University

Role of Innervation in the Metabolic Response of Skin to Injury

Soner Tatilded MD · New York University Medical Center

Role of Integrin-Dependent Crosstalk in Hypertrophic Scar Formation

Paschalia Mountziaris MD, Phd · Albany Medical College

Role of Matrix Metalloproteinases in Reepithelialization

Sherry Collawn MD, PhD · AL - 32/250 - University of Alabama at Birmingham

Role of miR-193a-5p in Skin Growth Induced by Tissue Expansion

Joanna Ledwon PhD · Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Role of MMP-9 in Wound Healing

Lily Lee MD · University of Sourthern California