Almost 1 in 4 children is affected by skin disease.
For many of them—and their families—the burden is extreme, treatment options are limited, and the pace of research is too slow.
The Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA) exists to:
inspire new ideas
sustain active research
build a community
Through these efforts, our goal is to improve the lives of children with skin disease and their families.
Find valuable education for patients, families, and researchers.
Focused Study Groups
Most of PeDRA’s research takes place within one of seven collaborative Focused Study Groups – Acne & Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Atopic Dermatitis & Psoriasis, Birthmarks, Connective Tissue & Autoinflammatory Disorders, Genetic Skin Disorders, Neonatal Skin Care, and Skin Tumors and Reactions to Cancer Therapies (STARC). Each study group consists of dozens of clinician scientists, working under the guidance of one or more leaders to identify novel research ideas, advance our understanding of childhood skin diseases, and identify the best ways to improve the lives of patients and their families. PeDRA is able to leverage the strength of these working groups to identify and pursue cross-cutting studies that address high priority research questions spanning many different pediatric skin diseases.
November 10, 2020 – Under the direction of Andrea Zaenglein, MD of Penn State Health and Moise Levy, MD of Dell Medical School, the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance Use of Retinoids in Ichthyosis Work Group has…
July 28, 2020 – PeDRA and the National Eczema Association (NEA) have announced that their inaugural Childhood Eczema Challenge Grant will be awarded to Junko Takeshita, MD, PhD, MSCE of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School…
June 9, 2020 – The extraordinary events of the past few weeks have highlighted the need to address racism, race-based disparities, and injustices against black lives in our society. As part of its effort to address…
PeDRA is grateful to all individuals, organizations, and companies who provide funding in support of our mission. Special thanks to these members of the PeDRA Corporate Council: