Through a special partnership with Global Parents for Eczema Research (GPER), PeDRA co-hosted a podcast interview with Dr. Eric Simpson from OHSU on June 5, 2020. The podcast features a roadmap of new and emerging eczema treatments and Q&A with a small group of parents and early career PeDRA investigators. Listen and share the 25-minute podcast, also available for download on these platforms:
Lisa Arkin, MD presents the findings of a recent PeDRA study: Clinical and Histologic Presentation of Pediatric Reactive Granulomatous Dermatitis.
Lisa Arkin, MD
Lisa Arkin, MD is the Director of Pediatric Dermatology and Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has been a member of PeDRA since it’s inception and has served on several committees. She is the principal investigator for several PeDRA studies and was recently awarded a PeDRA Research grant to support her efforts in working towards a precision-based treatment for facial port wine birthmarks. She is currently the vice-chair for the PeDRA Meetings Committee, and previously chaired the Early Investigator Committee.
Co-founding PeDRA member, Anna Bruckner, MD, MSCS provides an overview of what clinical research is, how it works, who benefits, and why it’s important.
Anna Bruckner, MD, MSCS
Dr. Bruckner is Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics and at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Director of Pediatric Dermatology at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Dr. Bruckner is a founding member of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance, has served on the Executive Committee and is currently chairing PeDRA Studies Committee.
Both webinars in this miniseries are now available! Watch and listen as Suz Schrandt, JD discusses the important role patients play in capturing meaningful data and how PeDRA investigators can engage them as strategy partners in data collection.
Suz Schrandt is a patient and patient engagement advocate with a health and disability law background. She is the Founder and CEO of ExPPect, a patient engagement initiative aimed at putting skilled patient partners in the heart of healthcare innovation. Schrandt previously served as Director of Patient Engagement at the Arthritis Foundation, and as Deputy Director of Patient Engagement for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (“PCORI”). Her career spans work in health reform, bioethics, genetic discrimination, and chronic disease self-management, as well as a long history in patient-led clinical training. Schrandt is one of nine voting members on the FDA’s inaugural Patient Engagement Advisory Committee, the Chairperson for the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research North American Patient Roundtable, and is an invited speaker at numerous US and international conferences. Schrandt received her law degree from the University of Kansas and has co-authored multiple peer-reviewed articles on health policy and the value of patient engagement.
Learn about the PCORI Award PeDRA received in 2019, as well as patient centered proceedings from the 2019 Annual Conference.
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