The demand for pediatric dermatology research is extreme.
PeDRA is dedicated to accelerating the pace of research and equipping health care providers with treatment options that improve patients’ lives on a meaningful timeline.
PeDRA provides resources to researches interested in improving the lives of children with skin disease.
Get connected with external funding opportunities, tips on building a successful career, education, and more. Many resources are available to members and non-members alike. Check back often, as PeDRA’s resources page is constantly being updated with new content and new opportunities.
PeDRA provides funding in support of studies, investigators, and important initiatives.
Focused Study Groups
Most of PeDRA’s research takes place within one of eight collaborative Focused Study Groups – Acne & Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Atopic Dermatitis & Psoriasis, Birthmarks, Connective Tissue & Autoinflammatory Disorders, Genetic Skin Disorders, Hair Disorders, Neonatal Skin Care, and Skin Tumors and Reactions to Cancer Therapies (STARC). Each study group consists of dozens of clinician scientists, working under the guidance of one or more leaders to identify novel research ideas, advance our understanding of childhood skin diseases, and identify the best ways to improve the lives of patients and their families. PeDRA is able to leverage the strength of these working groups to identify and pursue cross-cutting studies that address high priority research questions spanning many different pediatric skin diseases.
The field of pediatric dermatology is witnessing more new treatments on the path to the patient bedside than ever before. PeDRA hosts a clinical trial locator tool designed to help pediatric dermatologists get involved in, and refer patients to, clinical trial opportunities.
PeDRA hosts a robust collection of educational resources for researchers, including webinars and links to valuable external pages. Thanks to PeDRA’s strong connection to the patient community, we will also provide educational activities focused on engaging patients in the research process, identifying high priority research questions, and conducting effective patient-centric comparative effectiveness research (CER). Check back often as PeDRA”s lineup of educational content is constantly growing.
Established in 2012 as the first-ever research alliance in pediatric dermatology, PeDRA is a vibrant organization focused on conducting high quality research to improve the lives of children and their families. PeDRA currently supports more than 280 members working on more than 50 collaborative research projects, as well as a robust annual conference and growing research grants program. Benefits of membership include access to centralized research support, participation in an active and diverse community, and doing the most to improve the lives of patients and families you serve as a clinician and/or scientist.
Learn why Dr. Dawn Siegel became a Co-Founder of PeDRA and her hopes for PeDRA’s future.
Dr. Arkin shares how the Early Investigator Committee supports junior investigators by providing mentors and resources.