What is an Early Investigator?
An Early Investigator is any of the following:
- A practicing pediatric dermatologist who is less than 7 years out of training
- A non-dermatologist physician or research scientist with significant professional effort in pediatric dermatology or an area relevant to pediatric dermatology who is less than 7 years out of training
- A trainee (resident or fellow)
The PeDRA Early Investigator Committee (EIC) was formed in 2014 with the mission of supporting the needs of junior faculty trainees who are dedicated to advancing research in pediatric dermatology. Since then, the EIC has created successful, energetic initiatives including a mentorship program, networking opportunities, webinars and other training sessions for early investigators.
Enrollment for the 2019–2021 Mentorship Cycle is closed! But if you are interested in the next cycle, please contact PeDRA Outreach Manager, Jenn Dawson.
The PeDRA Mentorship program is designed to foster meaningful relationships between early investigators and more senior leaders in the field. Participants are asked to meet at least three times each year to discuss a variety of topics. These relationships can help advance research and career development as well as provide professional connections.
HOW IT WORKS
PeDRA’s mentorship program is a 2-year, 1:1 program. Mentees and mentors are carefully matched based on a compatibility survey submitted by both mentor and mentee applicants. The Early Investigator Committee sends a quarterly, informal newsletter to each participating member with discussion ideas, resources, and other information to help forge this important relationship.
You must be a PeDRA member in good standing. Medical students, residents, fellows are eligible to apply and will be paired with an early career investigator. Early and mid-career investigators may be both mentors and mentees. VIEW DETAILS