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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.

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

The Anti-Neoplastic Effect Of Aminosterol Squalamine On Melanoma

Ashley Amalfi MD · Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

The Biomechanical Effects of Deferoxamine on Irradiated Soft Tissue

Ryan DeCoster M.D., Ph.D. · University of Kentucky Research Foundation

The Biophysical Properties of Composite Flexor Tendon Allografts

Brent Degeorge Jr., MD, PhD · The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia

The Brief MHQ: Conceptual Development and Application for MOC

Kevin Chung MD, MS · The Regents of the University of Michigan

The compartmentalization of human adipose tissue

Joel Pessa MD · UT Southwestern Medical School

The Development of Strategies to Optimize Autogenous Fat Grafting

Stephen Baker MD · Georgetown University

The Effect of a Supercharge Nerve Transfer on Functional Recovery

Amy Moore MD · Washington University St. Louis