April 15, 2020 – Six investigators have received funding through PeDRA’s 2019 PeDRA Research Grant and 2019 Weston Career Development Award (CDA) programs. Research Grants are given to support early-stage research projects in an effort to lay the foundation for larger scale studies in future. The Weston CDA is given to develop the career of a promising clinician scientist through one year of mentored research.
Together, these six awards represent a contribution of $112,816 and bring PeDRA’s total 2019 investment in projects, initiatives, and investigators to more than $149,000. This is the highest one-year total in PeDRA’s eight-year history.
Click through the links below to learn more about each of these grants and awards:
- Joel Fish, MD from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto was awarded $15,000 to pursue a study titled “An International Study to Develop A Patient-Reported Outcome Measure for Scars (The SCAR-Q), and to Determine the Psychosocial Impact of Scarring”
- Jen Huang, MD from Boston Children’s Hospital was awarded $14,824 to pursue a study titled “Preventative Skin Care for Children Undergoing Targeted CNS Tumor Therapy”
- Elena Hawryluk, MD, PhD from Massachusetts General Hospital was awarded $13,000 to pursue a study titled “What does a pediatric BAP1 inactivated melanocytic tumor (BIMT) look like?”
- Steve Feldman, MD, PhD from Wake Forest was awarded $15,000 to pursue a study titled “Studying Topical Adherence in Atopic Dermatitis: What We Can Learn from Positive Outliers”
- Annie Grossberg, MD from Johns Hopkins was awarded $14,992 to pursue a study titled “Examining How Virtual Reality Improves Children’s Coping During Dermatologic Procedures”
Weston Career Development Award
Supported in partnership with the Society for Pediatric Dermatology
- Lucinda Kohn, MD, MHS from the University of Colorado Denver was awarded $40,000 to conduct one-year mentored project titled “Expanding Access to Severe Acne Care for Navajo Adolescents Through Education”
The deadline for applications to this year’s Research Grants and Weston Career Development Award has been set at December 3, 2020. To learn more about these and other research funding opportunities, visit PeDRA’s Grants & Awards Page or send us an email.
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