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.
Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Arkin and Dr. Jennifer Schoch for their outstanding submissions. Dr. Arkin’s study will focus on finding precision based treatment for facial port wine birthmarks. Dr. Schoch will focus on the relationship between…
Dr. Inge Bronckers of Radboud University and collaborators in PeDRA’s Psoriasis Investigators Group (PsIG) recently published results of their study comparing the use of methotrexate to biologics for the treatment of moderate-to-severe psoriasis in children. First…
PeDRA announces its 2020 Research Fellowship program to support one year of mentored research for post-graduate trainees and medical students in the field of pediatric dermatology. Up to $20,000 too support a one-year fellowship stipend As…