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 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. Now in its second year, the Consensus Grant is given to support the creation of consensus guidelines, best practice recommendations, or consensus treatment plans for the treatment of diseases in the field of pediatric dermatology.
Together, these nine awards represent a contribution of $149,454 and bring PeDRA’s total 2020 investment in projects, initiatives, and investigators to more than $280,000, or almost twice the investment made in 2019, which had been the highest total in PeDRA’s history.
Click through the links below to learn more about each of these grants and awards:
- Kristen Berrebi, MD from the University of Iowa was awarded $9,850 to pursue a study titled “A Multi-Center Retrospective Cohort Study on the Utility of Ancillary Studies in the Risk Assessment and Management of Spitz Nevi, Atypical Spitzoid Tumors, and Spitzoid Melanoma in the Pediatric Population.”
- Yvonne Chiu, MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin, together with Co-PI’s Beth Drolet, MD and Michele Ramien, MD, was awarded $15,000 to pursue a study titled “Clinical and Genetic Characterization of Recurrent Reactive Infectious Mucocutaneous Eruption.”
- Carrie Coughlin, MD from Washington University was awarded $15,000 to pursue a study titled “Beyond the phenotype – A targeted sequencing study to identify the spectrum of genetic mutations in pyogenic granulomas.”
- Sonia Kamath, MD from the University of Southern California was awarded $15,000 to pursue a study titled “Characterization of the presenting cutaneous manifestations of juvenile dermatomyositis.”
- Reid Oldenberg, MD, PhD from the University of California San Diego was awarded $15,000 to pursue a study titled “Optimizing Clinical Application of Lymphocyte Activation Tests for the Detection of Causative Medications in severe cutaneous Adverse Reactions.”
- Antonia Reimer-Taschenbrecker, MD and Co-PI Amy Paller, MD from Northwestern University, were awarded $15,000 to pursue a study titled “Deciphering the “ugly duckling” – Natural history and molecular characterization of epidermolysis bullosa nevi.”
- Amy Paller, MD and Co-PI Jennifer Boles Scott, MD from Northwestern University were awarded $15,000 to pursue a study titled “TNF inhibitor-induced psoriasiform dermatitis in children: Clinical and mechanistic analyses.”
Weston Career Development Award
Supported in partnership with the Society for Pediatric Dermatology
- Emily Gurnee, MD from the University of Colorado Denver was awarded $40,000 to conduct a one-year project titled “Investigating the role of Staphylococci in Pediatric Skin Disease” under the mentorship of Anna Bruckner, MD.
- A team led by Lara Wine Lee, MD, PhD from the Medical University of South Carolina were awarded $24,604 to generate guidelines for capillary malformation-arteriovenous malformation syndrome (CM-AVM).
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2021 Childhood Eczema Challenge Grant with a deadline of May 4, and the next opportunity to apply for a Research Grant, Consensus Grant, or Weston CDA will be December 2021. To learn more about these and other research funding opportunities, visit PeDRA’s Grants & Awards Page.