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Research Center

Welcome to the Research Center of the Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. There are several opportunities for members to apply for funding to further their education in the area of research or to receive financial support to conduct research.

In addition to the Leslie Bernstein Grants Program and the existing Awards program, the Foundation has establish a series of Clinical Research funding opportunities to encourage members to become involved in research to benefit the specialty of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. These include a Research Scholar Award, the AAFPRS Clinical Investigation Award and the AAFPRS Clinical Research Scholarship. 

To learn more about the Foundation's grant and scholarship opportunities, please visit the AAFPRS Foundation/Research Center site, click here.



Research Updates

2017 Grant and Scholarship Recipients

Leslie Bernstein Grants

The Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is pleased to announce this year’s awardees for the Bernstein Grant Program. The Leslie Bernstein Grants Program is generously funded by an endowment from Leslie Bernstein, MD, DDS. The program is coordinated by the Research Committee of the Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (C.O.R.E.). There are three grants available through the program:

  1. The Bernstein Grant .The purpose of the grant is to encourage original research projects which will advance facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. A $25,000 grant may be awarded annually to an Academy Member. Grants may be used as seed money for research projects.
  2. The Investigator Development Grant. The purpose of the Investigator Development Grant is to support the work of a young faculty member in facial plastic surgery conducting significant clinical or laboratory research and involved in the training of resident surgeons in research. One $15,000 grant may be awarded each year.
  3. Resident Research Grant. The purpose of the Resident Research Grant is to stimulate resident research in projects that are well-conceived and scientifically valid. The resident grant is a $5,000 award given to residents who are AAFPRS members.

This year the Foundation is presenting two individuals with the Resident Research Grant. Each will be acknowledged at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ in October.

Chelsea Troiano, MD – Dr. Troiano is a resident at the Boston Medical Center. Her research project is titled “Effects of Electronic Cigarette Vaping on Random Flap Viability in Rats”.

Joanna Kam, MD – Dr. Kam is a resident at Henry Ford Health System. Her project is titled “Effects of Keloid Derived Exosomes on Normal Fibroblast Function”.

Please join us in Phoenix, AZ at the Grants and Awards presentation at the 2017 Annual  Meeting this October 26 – 28 to acknowledge and congratulate these individuals.

To learn more about any of the Research Center opportunities or the Bernstein Program, contact Karen Sloat, Senior Project Consultant, ksloat@aafprs.org or 703-299-9291 Ext 230.