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Grants We Funded

Grant applicants for the 2023 cycle requested a total of nearly $4 million dollars. The PSF Study Section Subcommittees of Basic & Translational Research and Clinical Research evaluated nearly 140 grant applications on the following topics:

The PSF awarded research grants totaling over $1 million dollars to support nearly 30 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.

Prevention of Radiation-Induced Skin Fibrosis by Topical Gene Therapy

Richard Zoumalan · New York University School of Medicine

Prevention of Vein Graft Intimal Hyperplasia via PTP

Harry Salinas MD · Massachusetts General Hospital (The General Hospital Corp.)

Primary Alveolar Cleft Healing After Gingivoperiosteoplasty and rhBMP-2.

Navanjun Grewal MD · University of California, Los Angeles

Prioritizing Preferences for Breast Reconstruction Through Shared Decision-Making

Ronnie Shammas MD · Duke University Medical Center

Production of autologous adipose bioreactors through ex vivo gene editing

Shailesh Agarwal MD · Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard

Prognostic value of neutrophil extracellular traps in human burn wounds

Jeremy Goverman MD · Massachusetts General Hospital

Prospective Antiviral Prophylaxis in a Burn Patient Population

Michael Neumeister MD, FRCSC, FACS · Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Prospective Longitudinal Study of Non-Operative Thumb CMC Arthritis Interventions

James Higgins MD · MedStar Health Research Institute

Psychosocial and Physical Functioning Following Body Contouring Surgery

David Sarwer PhD · University of Pennsylvania

Psychsocial Factors in Cosmetic Breast Augmentation

David Sarwer PhD · University of Pennsylvania