The Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA) is a collaborative research network, a novel and innovative organization advancing scientific investigations in pediatric dermatology. There is no other dermatology organization that specifically aims to accelerate research in pediatric skin diseases. With investigators from nearly 70 institutions working together, PeDRA fosters multisite research initiatives involving scientists, clinicians, trainees, study design experts and patient advocacy representatives.
For information on becoming a PeDRA sponsor, please contact Sheila Rittenberg, PeDRA Executive Director.
Early on, PeDRA leaders established the PeDRA Annual Conference, a research meeting that spawns multicenter studies in all major areas of pediatric dermatology – large-scale research initiatives that provide biologic insight into and/or advance clinical care of childhood skin disease. The Conference sets research priorities and provides a platform for basic science, clinical, and translational collaborative studies to develop. It is partially funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and further supported by industry and patient advocacy organizations.
An excerpt of the 2015 Conference program is here for your viewing.
Check this page in the coming months for a posting of new policies, or contact Sheila Rittenberg.
Please review the PeDRA Industry Guidelines for an understanding of how PeDRA’s research network works with industry.