Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Edwin & Fannie Gray Hall
Center for Human Appearance

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CHA Funded Research

PROJECTS FUNDED FOR 2017-2018

  • Defining Appearance-Related Patient-Reported Outcomes Following Abdominal Reconstruction
  • Reducing Incidence of Keloid Scar Formation
  • The Stigma of Psoriasis
  • Inflammation, Cell Cycle Control & Lineage Differentiation of Human Adipose-Derived Stem Cell Aging & Rejuvenation
  • Craniofacial Differences from a 'One Health' Perspective
  • The Effects of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery on Perceived Personality Traits
  • Cost Analysis of In-House Computer-Aided Surgical Simulation vs. 3rd Party Vendors & Traditional Surgical Planning
  • Ageism in Patients Seeking Cosmetic Anti-Aging Procedures

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PROJECTS FUNDED FOR 2016-2017

  • Craniofacial Differences from a 'One Health' Perspective
  • Defining Appearance-Relation Patient Reported Outcomes for Abdominal Reconstruction
  • Digital Image Correlation in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Effects of Radiation on Breast Reconstruction Using 3D Imaging
  • Fading Patterns of Pigments Used for Nipple-Areolar Complex Micropigmentation
  • Improving Appearance in Facial Reconstruction Using 3D Printing
  • Psychosocial & Behavioral Correlates of Patient Quality of Life Following Mohs Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Patient Satisfaction & Objective Assessment Following Mohs Surgery

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PROJECTS FUNDED FOR 2015-2016

  • Improving Appearance in Facial Reconstruction with Preoperative Templating
  • Long Term Follow Up of Aesthetic and Functional Outcomes after Repair of Congenital Hand Differences
  • Behavioral and Neural Responses to Facial Appearance
  • Optimizing Perioral Rejuvenation
  • Craniofacial Disfigurement from a One Health Perspective
  • Exploring the Role of Viruses in the Etiology of Seborrheic Keratoses
  • Long Term Follow Up of Autologous Breast Reconstruction Patients
  • Reliability of the Cutaneous Dermatomyositis Disease Area and Severity Index
  • Unilateral & Bilateral Innervated Autologous Breast Reconstruction

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PROJECTS FUNDED FOR 2014-2015

  • Understanding the Genetic Basis of Rare Hair Disorders
  • Isolation of Proteins That Stimulate Scarless Wound Healing
  • Ablative Fractional Laser Resurfacing for Treatment of Scars and Contractures
  • Long Term Outcomes of Implant Based Breast Reconstruction
  • Post Mastectomy Lymphedema:  Impact of Breast Reconstruction
  • Anatomic & Vascular Assessment of the Supraclavicular Region Lymph Nodes
  • 565-nm Pulse Dye Laser for Scar Optimization
  • Quantifying the Pediatric Smile: 3D Photogrammetric Imaging
  • Precise Characterization of FDA Approved Botulinum Toxin Type A
  • Craniofacial Portrait Project
  • Craniofacial Disfigurement from a One Health Perspective
  • Importance of Appearance to Patients with Severe Visual Impairment

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RESEARCH CONFERENCES

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • 2018   Bruce Bauer, MD - The Management of Large and Giant Nevi of the Head and Neck:  A Surgical Tutorial on the Evolving “State of the Art” Including the Role of Tissue Expansion

  • 2017   Eduardo Rodriguez, MD, DDS - New Face, New Beginning

  • 2016   David Psutka, DDS - Computer Assisted Planning and Custom Prosthesis Fabrication in Maxillofacial Surgery (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery)

  • 2015   Alexandra Clarke, DClinPsych - Psychological Approaches to the Management of Disfigurement, Including Reconstructive Transplantation (Psychology)

  • 2014   Tina Alster, MD - The Latest Trends in Laser Skin Resurfacing and Scar Revision (Dermatology)

  • 2013   Jonathon J. Dutton, MD, PhD - The Evolution of the Human Orbit: 50 Million Years in the Making (Ophthalmology)

  • 2012   Bohdan Pomahac,, MD - Facial Restoration by Transplantation (Plastic Surgery)

  • 2011   Steven R. Buchman, MD –  Reconstructive Surgery & Tissue Engineering in the 21st Century (Plastic Surgery)

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