January 24, 2023 – In collaboration with its partner organizations, PeDRA is thrilled to continue its investment in pediatric dermatology research and commit to $260,000 through four competitive grants programs.
Five investigators have received funding through the 2022 PeDRA Research Grants, Career Bridge Research Grant, Pediatric Alopecia Areata Challenge Grant, and Childhood Eczema Challenge Grant programs. Research Grants are given to support early-stage research projects to lay the foundation for larger-scale studies in the future, while the Career Bridge Research Grant is intended to support one mid-career investigator in the conduct of an innovative research study in the field of pediatric dermatology. Run in partnership with the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF), the Pediatric Alopecia Areata Challenge Grant supports research investigations focused on pediatric alopecia areata. The Childhood Eczema Challenge Grant, supported in partnership with the National Eczema Association (NEA), is intended for early or mid-career scientists to accelerate research that improves the health and quality of life of pediatric eczema patients and their families.
Click through the links below to learn more about each of these grant recipients and their funded projects.
2022 PeDRA Research Grants
Yakir Levin, MD, PhD of Massachusetts General Hospital, will conduct a project titled “Pilot study of novel therapy for the treatment of disfiguring congenital melanocytic nevi.”
Hazel Wilkie, PhD of Boston Children’s Hospital, will conduct a project titled “T regulatory cell dysfunction and Staphylococcus aureus infection enable atopic dermatitis onset and progression.“
2022 Career Bridge Research Grant
Dawn Siegel, MD of Stanford University, will conduct a project titled “Biomarkers of Neurovascular Complications in PHACE Syndrome.”
2022 Pediatric Alopecia Areata Challenge Grant – Supported in partnership with NAAF
Chantal Cotter, MD of St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, will conduct a project titled “Alopecia & Us: studying the impact of alopecia areata to adolescents and the family.”
2022 Childhood Eczema Challenge Grant – Supported in partnership with NEA
Emily Croce, PhD, MSN, ADPRN, NPNP-CP of the University of Texas at Austin, will conduct a project titled “Childhood Atopic Dermatitis: The Role of Outdoor Air Pollution on Disease Burden and Racial and Ethnic Disparities.”
We are currently accepting applications for the Emerging Investigator Research Grants and Research Fellowships programs. To learn more about PeDRA’s funding opportunities, visit PeDRA’s Grants & Fellowships Page.
Interested in supporting research projects focused on childhood skin diseases through the PeDRA Grants and Fellowships Program? Click here to donate now or email us to discuss named grants opportunities.
Special thanks to the SPD Foundation for their support of 2022 Research Grants.