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.
Most of PeDRA’s research takes place within one of five collaborative working groups – Birthmarks, Inflammatory Skin Disease, Genetic Skin Disorders, Neonatal Skin Care, and Skin Tumors and Reactions to Cancer Therapies (STARC). Each working 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.
PeDRA has been selected for Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award funding for their project, “Building Capacity for Patient Centered Outcomes Research in Pediatric Dermatology”. PeDRA’s award will help develop a skilled community of stakeholders committed to…
This year, PeDRA is offering funding to support studies, investigators, and high priority initiatives through five different programs. Visit the Grants and Awards page to learn more and apply. PeDRA Research Grants Up to $15,000 for…
PeDRA Annual Conference
Bringing together stakeholders from every corner of the pediatric dermatology space to educate, inspire, and advance research.