May 18, 2021 – Seven trainees have been awarded 2021 PeDRA Research Fellowships to conduct one year of mentored research under the guidance of a senior investigator. Now in its second year, the Research Fellowship program is building on the success of its 2020 launch with a 40% increase in awards made. The program has quickly become a critical pillar of PeDRA’s grants and awards portfolio by providing invaluable career support to up-and-coming fellows and critical research support to established mentors. 2021 Research Fellowships amount to a direct investment of $140,000 in support of PeDRA’s mission to create, inspire, and sustain research to prevent, treat, and cure childhood skin disease.
Click through the links below to learn more about each of this year’s Research Fellowships:
- Wenelia Baghoomian will conduct a project titled “The Impact of Topical Prescription Drug Delivery Devices in the Adherence and Ease of Use of Corticosteroids in Pediatric Patients with Atopic Dermatitis” under the mentorship of Eric Simpson, MD at OHSU.
- Mitchell Braun will conduct a project titled “Long Term Outcomes and Quality of Life in PHACE Syndrome” under the mentorship of Erin Mathes, MD at UCSF.
- Henry Chen will conduct a project titled “Identifying Dysregulated Immune Related Gene Networks at the Single‐Cell Level in Pediatric Morphea” under the mentorship of Heidi Jacobe, MD at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
- Emily Croce, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC will conduct a project titled “Effects of poverty and environmental exposures across race and ethnicity in children with atopic dermatitis” under the mentorship of Moise Levy, MD at the University of Texas at Austin.
- Ashley Ng will conduct a project titled “Multi Center Phenotype–Genotype Analysis of Vascular Overgrowth Syndromes” under the mentorship of Beth Drolet, MD at the University of Wisconsin.
- Angel Pagan will conduct a project titled “Investigating the Role of Age, Race and Ethnicity in Response to Immunomodulating Agents in Children with Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis” under the mentorship of Emma Guttman-Yassky, MD, PhD at Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
- Jennifer Gionah will conduct a project titled “Characterization of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Pediatric Psoriasis” under the mentorship of Wynnis Tom, MD at UCSD.
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 2022.
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Special thanks to AbbVie, Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, and Sun Pharma for their support of 2021 PeDRA Research Fellowships.