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Grants We Funded

In 2017, The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) awarded 27 Investigator-Initiated projects and allocated $809,578 to support the newest, clinically relevant research in plastic surgery.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons/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.

Combination Therapy for Limb Allograft Acceptance and Nerve Regeneration

Thomas Tung MD · Washington University

Combination Therapy Improves Diabetic Wound Healing

Robert Allen Jr., MD · New York University

Combining Human Pre-Adipocytes and Biological Scaffolds for Fat Engineering

Karol Gutowski MD, FACS · University of Wisconsin

Comparative Evaluation of Agents on Fibrosis and Scar Fibroblasts

Yvonne Pierpont MD · University of South Florida

Conjoint Analysis and Internet Crowdsourcing in Plastic Surgery

Cindy Wu MD · University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Contribution of Merlin Inactivation in Facial Nerve Schwann Cell Regeneration

Richard Gurgel MD · University of Iowa

Contributions of the Immune Response After Nerve Injury to NMJ Reinnervation

Alison Snyder-Warwick MD · Washington University in St.Louis

Controlled Release of Adipogenic Factors to Enhance Fat Graft Ret

Arta Kelmendi-Doko MD · University of Pittsburgh

Controlling Peripheral Nerve Signal Transmission with Light

Sahil Kapur MD · University of Wisconsin-Madison (Board of Regents University of Wisconsin System)

Corneal neurotization: studying a novel solution for neurotrophic keratitis

Joseph Catapano MD · The Hospital for Sick Children