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 eight collaborative Focused Study Groups – Acne & Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Atopic Dermatitis & Psoriasis, Birthmarks, Connective Tissue & Autoinflammatory Disorders, Genetic Skin Disorders, Hair 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.
May 18, 2021 – Seven trainees have been awarded 2021 PeDRA Research Fellowships to conduct one year of mentored research under the guidance of a senior investigator. Now in its second year, the Research Fellowship program…
April 14, 2021 – Nine investigators or teams have received funding through the 2020 PeDRA Research Grants, Consensus Grant, and Weston Career Development Award (CDA) programs. Research Grants are given to support early-stage research projects to…
April 5, 2021 – PeDRA is excited to acknowledge two of its members as recipients of 2021 Research Awards from the Dermatology Foundation. Carrie Coughlin, MD of Washington University and chair of the PeDRA Outcomes Committee…
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: