Run in partnership with the Society for Pediatric Dermatology.
Childhood skin diseases are associated with severe burden on patients, families, and health care providers. Despite this burden, effective treatments are sparse, the pace of research is slow, and board-certified pediatric dermatologists remain few-in-number. To support the development of the next generation of clinician scientists in the field, the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA), together with the Society for Pediatric Dermatology (SPD), is offering the 2021 William Weston Career Development Award (CDA) to support one early career investigator in the conduct of an innovative research study under the direction of a senior mentor. Applications may be submitted by a pediatric dermatologist no more than seven years out of training for $40,000 to support salary and research activities for one year.
The Weston CDA is driven by PeDRA’s and SPD’s commitment to support both research and researchers in the field of pediatric dermatology. It is intended to provide protected research time, resources, and expert mentorship for an early career clinician scientist. Ultimately, the Weston CDA is expected to help position the recipient for a long-term career in the field with the potential to obtain funding from the Dermatology Foundation, NIH, or other agencies in future.
- $40,000 for one year of support for early-career pediatric dermatologists
- To support the conduct of a research project under the mentorship of a senior investigator
- Applications due Thursday, December 2, 2021
Previous Weston CDA Recipients:
Emily Gurnee, MD
2020 Weston Career Development Award
University of Colorado Denver
Investigating the role of Staphylococci in Pediatric Skin Disease
Jennifer Schoch, MD
2018 Weston Career Development Award
University of Florida
Unraveling Determinants of the Early Cutaneous Microbiome