June 15, 2023 – Nine trainees have been awarded 2023 PeDRA Research Fellowships to conduct one year of mentored research under the guidance of a senior investigator in the field of pediatric dermatology. PeDRA continues to increase its annual investment in this growing and competitive program, with a total investment of $180,000 across the nine projects in 2023.
An additional six individuals have been awarded a combined total of $27,500 through the first two cycles of the 2023 Emerging Investigator Research Grants (EIRG) Program. This program provides opportunities for a broad group of medical students and pediatric residents to conduct short-term mentored research experiences in the field of pediatric dermatology.
Click through the links below to learn more about each of these grant and fellowship recipients and the funded projects.
2023 PeDRA Research Fellowships
- Jessica Crockett will conduct a project titled “Pediatric Autoimmune Disease: Comprehensive Characterization of a Rheumatology-Dermatology Cohort and Prospective Registry Development” under the mentorship of Kelly Cordoro, MD at the University of California, San Francisco.
- Charles Huang will conduct a project titled “Thermography to Monitor Proliferation in Evolving Hemangiomas at Risk for Aggressive Growth: Use of Infrared Assessment (TEMPERATURE) Study” under the mentorship of Albert Yan, MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
- Eun Jae Kim will conduct a project titled “Quality of life in childhood cancer and transplant survivors with permanent hair loss: a nested observational study” under the mentorship of Jennifer Huang, MD at Harvard Medical School.
- Mariana McCune will conduct a project titled “Cardiovascular Risk in Pediatric Psoriasis” under the mentorship of Amy Paller, MD at Northwestern University.
- Piru Pathmarajah, MD will conduct a project titled “A Randomized Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Evaluate a Temporary Skin Substitute (Spincare™ Matrix) for Wound Healing in Patients with Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (RDEB)” under the mentorship of Dawn Siegel, MD at Stanford University.
- Carolena Steinberg will conduct a project titled “Assessment of the Clinical Use and Outcomes of Sirolimus Treatment for Complex Vascular Anomalies” under the mentorship of Joyce Teng, MD, PhD at Stanford University.
- Hsing-Jou (Chloe) Su, MD will conduct a project titled “Integrating patient-reported outcomes into pediatric atopic dermatitis care” under the mentorship of Joy Wan, MD, MSCE at Johns Hopkins University.
- Renae Tessem will conduct a project titled “Barriers to care for pediatric atopic dermatitis patients and the effects on treatment adherence and follow-up: A cross-sectional survey study” under the mentorship of Marcia Hogeling, MD at the University of California, Los Angeles.
- Molly Thapar will conduct a project titled “Investigating Access to Pediatric Dermatology Care for Minoritized Youth” Lucinda Kohn, MD, MHS at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health.
Special thanks to AbbVie, Pfizer, Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, and individual donors for their support of 2023 PeDRA Research Fellowships.
May 2023 EIRGs
- Cheri Chambers, PhD will conduct a project titled “Imaging Analysis of Facial Atrophy in Patients with Pediatric Morphea” under the mentorship of Heather Brandling-Bennett, MD at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington.
- Hannah Chang will conduct a project titled “Understanding patient-reported outcomes in pediatric patients receiving systemic therapies for atopic dermatitis” under the mentorship of Joy Wan, MD, MSCE at Johns Hopkins University.
- Morgan Dykman will conduct a project titled “Quality of Life Survey in Patients with Down Syndrome and Dermatologic Conditions” under the mentorship of Jillian Rork, MD at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic.
- Haleh Zabihi will conduct a project titled “Transition Readiness in Patients with Cutaneous Skin Diseases: A Prospective Observational Study” under the mentorship of Cathryn Sibbald, MD at The Hospital for Sick Children.
- Diana Zarowin will conduct a project titled “Novel Use of Oral Minoxidil in Pediatric Alopecia Patients” under the mentorship of Brittany Craiglow, MD at Yale University.
Special thanks to AbbVie for their support of the 2023 EIRG Program.
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