PeDRA and COVID-19
In these uncertain times, it’s important to know that the PeDRA community remains strong. The needs of patients remain unchanged and PeDRA members remain committed to their patients, their research, and each other. Now more than ever, collaboration is critical to serve patients and advance research, and the value of the infrastructure that we’ve built within PeDRA has never been greater. Email us for research or administrative support from PeDRA staff, check out new webinar content on our education page, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for updates throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency. Thank you for your commitment to pediatric dermatology research. We will get through this together.
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.
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…
May 13, 2020 – Five trainees have been awarded PeDRA Research Fellowships to conduct one year of mentored research under the guidance of a senior investigator. Research Fellowships are a new offering from PeDRA in support…