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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.

T-regulatory Mediated Immunosuppression after Lymphatic Injury

Swapna Ghanta MD · Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Ulnar Neuropathy at the Elbow: A Cost-Utility Analysis

Jae Song MD · The Regents of the University of Michigan

Ultrasonic Harvest of Adipose Tissue for Cell Therapies

Bret Schipper MD · University of Pittsburgh

Upper Extremity Biomechanics Following Breast Reconstruction

Daniel Lyons MD · University of Michigan, Section of Plastic Surgery

Use of [18F]FTC-146 PET/MRI in the Evaluation of Nerve Pain

Thomas Wilson · Stanford University

Utilizing Double Negative T Regulatory Cells to Induce Tolerance

Dong Zhang · University of Pittsburgh

Utilizing Smart Phone Technology for Hand Surgical Education

Shaun Mendenhall MD · Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Validating a Web-Based Microsurgery Curriculum

Thomas Satterwhite MD · Stanford University

Validating SCAR-Q: A Patient-Reported Outcome Instrument for Scars

Natalia Ziolkowski MD · The Hospital for Sick Children

Validation of a novel model of Pfeiffer syndrome in zebrafish

Jennifer McGrath MD · Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago