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Grants We Funded

Grant applicants for the 2021 cycle requested a total of over $3.3 million dollars. The PSF Study Section subcommittees of Basic & Translational Research and Clinical Research evaluated 106 grant applications on the following topics:

The PSF awarded research grants totaling more than $755,000 to support 25 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.

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

BDNF and GDNF for Treatment of Nerve Injury

Matthew Wood PhD · The Hospital for Sick Children

Biofilm Removal from Prosthetics

Gary Tuma MD FACS · Thomas Jefferson University

Biologic Brachytherapy: Targeted Delivery of Antimicrobial Peptides to Treat Osteomyelitis via Ex-vivo Gene Therapy of Microvascular Free Flaps

Shadi Ghali MD · New York University Medical Center

Biomarkers of Trapeziometacarpal Osteoarthritis

Heather Baltzer MD · University Health Network

Biopatterned DermaMatrix to induce islet cell allograft tolerance

Wensheng Zhang · University of Pittsburgh

Bioprinting Tissue Engineered Intramembranous Bone Constructs

Darren Smith MD · University of Pittsburgh

Biosignal Insulators in Regenerative Peripheral Nerve Interfaces

Nick Langhals MD · The Regents of the University of Michigan