Most of us don’t realize how our daily lives are impacted by research. From band-aids to aspirin and light bulbs to air bags the fruits of relevant research effect us in more ways than we can imagine. Research matters most because in the end it improves people’s lives, like yours.
The Plastic Surgery Foundation supports the innovators’ idea, teaches researchers how to articulate the relevancy, the impact and the possibilities that their ideas hold, works to bring the right people together so that the tested and meaningful idea can reach the marketplace and helps a cadre of volunteers take those new ideas and tried and true procedures to all corners of the world to help people.
Through its support of clinically relevant research, The PSF helps establish American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) certified plastic surgeons as the gold standard of care in both reconstructive and aesthetic surgery.
- Legacy: The PSF has a legacy of innovation and has funded research that has had real and relevant impact on doctors and patients lives.
- Collaborative: The PSF has an active research advisory council. This “think tank” exists to ensure that The PSF allocates its resources to the most important areas to strengthen the future of plastic surgery.
- Credible: The PSF has a track record of getting things done. The PSF is the only organization in organized plastic surgery that has modeled its grant program after the National Institute of Health (NIH). The PSF has the credibility, leadership and staffing to tackle important issues. ALCL and VTE are prime examples.
- Relevant: The PSF guides clinically relevant research that affects the everyday practice of the everyday surgeon.
New procedures, new ways of thinking and new funding occur only with your support. People like you, corporations, and foundations all support The PSF.