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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.

The Role of Lymphatic System in Peripheral Nerve Recovery

Carolyn De La Cruz MD · University of Pittsburgh

The Role of Notch Signaling in Adipocyte Derived Stem Cells

Christopher Chambers PhD · Southern Illinois University

The Role of RANK Signaling in Cranial Suture Homeostasis

Russell Reid MD, PhD · The University of Chicago

The Role of Skin Adnexal Immune Privilege in Tolerance Induction to Limb Transplants

Vijay Gorantia MD · University of Pittsburgh

The Role of the Mamalian Target of Rapamycin in Keloid and Hypertrophic Scars

Anna Kuang MD · Oregon Health and Science University

The Role of Wnt Signaling and FGFR2 in Craniofacial Anomalies

Alison Snyder-Warwick MD · Washington University

The Scar Experience: Establishing Reference Values for the SCAR-Q

Whitney Quong MD · The Hospital for Sick Children

The Use of Adipose Stem Cells in Breast Surgery: Friend or Foe?

Ernest Chiu MD, FACS · Tulane University

The Use of Alloderm in Two Stage, Tissue Expander/Implant Reconstruction

Colleen McCarthy MD · Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

The Wnt Pathway and Biomaterials in Ssurgical Wound Regeneration

Stephen R. Sullivan MD, MPH, FACS · University of Washington