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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.

Therapeutic Fat Grafting: Breast Cancer Treatment and Reconstruction

Abigail Cochran MD · Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Therapeutic Lymphangiogeneis by Vascularized LN Transfer and 9-cis Retinoic Acid

Alex Wong MD · USC/University of Southern California

Therapeutic Prevention of Radiation Induced Non-Unions

Alexis Donneys MD · University of Michigan

Tissue Derived Stem Cells and Radiation Injury

Babak Mehrara MD · Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Tissue engineered 3-D ear cartilage construct

Alan Widgerow MD · University of California, Irvine

Tissue Engineered Biocompatible Tendon/Ligament-Bone Constructs

Simon Farnebo MD, PhD · Stanford University

Tissue Engineered Bone in a Prefabricated Capsular Flap

Michael Neumeister MD, FRCSC, FACS · Southern Illinois University

Tissue Engineered Recellularized Small Diameter Vascaular Grafts

Gregory Borschel MD · University of Michigan

Tissue Engineering of Incisional Hernia Repair Using Acellular Myofascial Construct

Mazen Harake MD · University of Michigan

Tissue-Engineered Lymph Node Transplantation for the Treatment of Lymphedema

Catherine Ly MD · Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center