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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.

App To Increase The Underrepresented Diversity in Plastic Surgery (APPTITUD-PS)

Clifford Pereira MD · The Regents of the University of California

Application of TRAIL-expressing ADSCs in Lipofilling

Mei Yang MD · Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Artificial Intelligence for Diagnosing Occult Scaphoid Fractures in Radiographs

Alfred Yoon MD · University of Michigan, Section of Plastic Surgery

Assessing Burdens to Axonal Regeneration across Nerve Autografts

Matthew Wood PhD · Washington University in St.Louis

Assessing Functional Connectivity Abnormalities in Sagittal Synostosis Using fMRI

Michael Alperovich MD, MSc · Yale University

Augmented Reality to Remotely Teach International Cleft Surgery

Raj Vyas MD · University of California, Riverside (UCR)

Autologous Adipose Tissue Supplementation, Potentiating Nerve Fiber Regeneration

Stephen Kemp PhD · University of Michigan

Autologous Fat Grafting for Pedal Fat Pad Atrophy

Jeffrey Gusenoff MD · University of Pittsburgh

Autologous Fat Grafting for Scleroderma Induced Skin Fibrosis

Bahman Guyuron MD · Case Western Reserve University

Bacterial Biofilm Formation on Breast Implants in Reconstruction and BIA-ALCL

Terence Myckatyn MD · The Washington University