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Grants We Funded

Grant applicants for the 2022 cycle requested a total of over $2.9 million dollars. The PSF Study Section subcommittees of Basic & Translational Research and Clinical Research evaluated 115 grant applications on the following topics:

The PSF awarded research grants totaling almost $550,000 to support 19 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.

Targeting Adipocyte IL-6 Production For Breast Cancer Prevention

Scott Hollenbeck MD · Duke University Medical Center

Targeting Angiogenesis to Inhibit Heterotopic Ossification

Shailesh Agarwal MD · University of Michigan

Targeting Different Aspects of Tissue Engineering Cartilage in vivo

John Mesa MD · Massachusetts General Hospital

Targeting Neutrophil Extracellular Traps to Improve Extremity Trauma Outcomes

Michael Sorkin MD · University of Michigan, Section of Plastic Surgery

Targeting NRIP1 to Improve Allogeneic Adipose Stem Cells in Diabetic Wounds

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

Targeting Tension in Facial Aesthetic Surgery Scars

Madeleine Gust MD · Northwestern University

Teaching and Assessing Operative Judgment in Plastic Surgery

Becher Alhalabi MD · The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

Tendon-Bone Composite Tissue Engineering in a Rabbit Model

Grace Graw MD · Palo Alto Institute for Research and Education, Inc.

Terminal Schwann cell contributions to muscle reinnervation after nerve injury

Alison Snyder-Warwick MD · Washington University in St.Louis

Terminal Schwann Cells: Roles in Development and Regeneration

Alison Snyder-Warwick MD · Washington University in St.Louis