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 of its mission to create, inspire, and sustain research to prevent, treat, and cure childhood skin disease. These fellowships represent a direct investment of $100,000 in support of the next generation of physician scientists and the advancement of active research projects in the field of pediatric dermatology.
Click through the links below to learn more about each of this year’s Research Fellowships:
- Laila Abbas will conduct a project titled “Investigating Constitutive and Cell-Driven Fibroblast Activation in Pediatric Morphea” under the mentorship of Heidi Jacobe, MD at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
- Carmel Aghdasi will conduct a project titled “Discovering the Immune Phenotype of Morphologic Subsets of Atopic Dermatitis at the Single Cell Level” under the mentorship of Kelly Cordoro, MD at UCSF.
- Stephanie Lee, MD will conduct a project titled “Utilization of the Topical Steroid Volume Calculator and its Effect on Atopic Dermatitis Clinical Outcomes” under the mentorship of Larry Eichenfield, MD at UCSD.
- Danny Linggonegoro will conduct a project titled “The Impact of Dilute Bleach Compresses on the Incidence and Severity of Radiation Dermatitis” under the mentorship of Jen Huang, MD at Harvard Medical School.
- Muskaan Sachdeva will conduct a project titled “Keratinocyte Carcinoma in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Patients” under the mentorship of Cathryn Sibbald, MD, MScPhm at the University of Toronto.
To learn more about Research Fellowships and other funding opportunities, visit PeDRA’s Grants & Awards Page or send us an email. If you aren’t already a PeDRA member, join us to be eligible to mentor a research fellow in 2021. Interested in supporting projects focused on childhood skin diseases through the PeDRA Research Fellowships Program? Click here to donate now or email us to discuss named fellowship opportunities.
Special thanks to AbbVie, Pfizer, and Regeneron/Sanofi-Genzyme for their support of 2020 PeDRA Research Fellowships.