March 23, 2023 – PeDRA is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2022 Consensus Grant and William Weston Career Development Award (Weston CDA), along with the first round awardee of the new Emerging Investigators Research Grants (EIRG) Program.
PeDRA’s Grants and Fellowships Program is driven by PeDRA’s mission to create, inspire, and sustain research to prevent, treat, and cure childhood skin disease. The Consensus Grant Program provides up to $25,000 of support for the creation of consensus recommendations, best practice recommendations, or consensus treatment plans for the treatment of diseases in the field of pediatric dermatology in the United States and/or Canada. Run in partnership with the Society for Pediatric Dermatology (SPD), the Weston CDA supports one early career investigator in the conduct of an innovative research study under the direction of a senior mentor and provides up to $40,000 per year to support salary and research activities for up to two years. The new EIRG Program supports short-term (12-week maximum) mentored research experiences for medical students and pediatric residents to conduct projects relevant to pediatric dermatology.
Click through the links below to learn more about each of these grant recipients and their funded projects.
2022 Consensus Grant
Irene Lara-Corrales, MD, MSc of the University of Toronto and Michele Ramien, MDCM, MSc of the University of Calgary, will conduct a project titled “Management of Reactive Infectious Mucocutaneous Eruption (RIME) in Children.”
2022 William Weston Career Development Award – Supported in partnership with SPD
Anna Cristina Garza-Mayers, MD, PhD of Massachusetts General Hospital, will conduct a project titled “Identifying and improving gaps in the care of pediatric vitiligo.”
2023 Emerging Investigator Research Grant
Kaylin Beiter, PhD of Louisiana State University under the mentorship of Anna Cristina Garza-Mayers, MD, PhD of Massachusetts General Hospital, will conduct a project titled “Geomapping of Pediatric Dermatologists: A practical intervention towards health equity.”
As a friendly reminder, the deadline to submit applications for the 2023 Research Fellowships Program is Thursday, March 30, 2023, and there are two more opportunities to apply for the EIRG Program, with upcoming application deadlines of May 4 and August 3, 2023.
Visit PeDRA’s Grants and Fellowships page to learn more about PeDRA’s funding opportunities.