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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.

Altering Tendon Biomechanics after Flexor Tendon Repair

Samuel Buonocore MD · Yale University

An Augmented Reality Model for Evaluating Traumatic Craniofacial Fractures

Solomon Lee MD · The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco (Contracts & Grants)

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

Antibiotic Prophylaxis and Duration Following Cat Bites to the Hand

Kevin Klifto DO, Pharmd · University of Missouri

Antibody Dosing in Costimulation Blockade for Nerve Transplantation

Thomas Tung MD · Washington University

Antioxidant Carbon Nanoparticles for T cell modulation in vascularized composite

David Mathes MD · University of Colorado Denver, AMC and DC

Apoptosis in Cultured Calvarial Cells Following Radiation

Artur Gevorgyan MD · Hospital for Sick Children