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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.

The Effects of Nicotine Exposure on Cranial Suture Stem Cells

James Cray PhD · Medical University of South Carolina

The Impact of Chest Wall Irradiation on Long-Term Patient Satisfaction and Health-Related Quality of Life Following Tissue Expander/Implant Reconstruction

Peter Cordeiro MD, FACS · Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

The Impact of Preoperative Mammography on Reduction Mammoplasty Episode of Care

Erika Sears MD · The Regents of the University of Michigan

The Impact of Surgery in Craniosynostosis Using ERPs

Anup Patel MD · Yale University

The Influence of Acellular Dermal Matrix On Peri-Prosthetic Breast Niche

Ruth Tevlin MD · Stanford University

The Influence of Innervation on Tissue Engineered Muscle Fiber Type

Melissa Melvin MD · University of Michigan

The Influence of the Fetal Keratinocyte in Scarless Repair

Anuja Antony MD, MPH, FACS · Stanford University

The International Breast Reconstruction Outcome Consortium

Edwin Wilkins MD · University of Michigan

The Mechanism of eNOS Intervention in I/R Injury

Wei Wang MD · University of Nevada

The Mechanisms of FK-506 Mediated Enhanced Nerve Regeneration

Philip Johnson PhD · Washington University in St. Louis