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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.

Upper Extremity Biomechanics Following Breast Reconstruction

Daniel Lyons MD · University of Michigan, Section of Plastic Surgery

Use of [18F]FTC-146 PET/MRI in the Evaluation of Nerve Pain

Thomas Wilson · Stanford University

Use of Tranexamic Acid in Reduction Mammoplasty: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Amy Yao MD · Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Utilizing Double Negative T Regulatory Cells to Induce Tolerance

Dong Zhang · University of Pittsburgh

Utilizing Smart Phone Technology for Hand Surgical Education

Shaun Mendenhall MD · Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Validating a Web-Based Microsurgery Curriculum

Thomas Satterwhite MD · Stanford University

Validating SCAR-Q: A Patient-Reported Outcome Instrument for Scars

Natalia Ziolkowski MD, PhD · The Hospital for Sick Children

Validation of a novel model of Pfeiffer syndrome in zebrafish

Jennifer McGrath MD · Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Vascular Malformations: Investigation of Pubertal Hormone Expression

Reid Maclellan MD, MMSc · Children's Hospital Boston

Vascularized Tissue Engineered Scaffolds for In Vivo Anastomosis

Jason Spector MD · Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University