The Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA) is a novel and innovative organization advancing scientific investigations in pediatric dermatology. PeDRA founders understood that finding solutions for children with special health care needs requires collaboration and partnership among clinicians, institutions, patients, families, and their advocates. To strengthen these efforts, PeDRA focuses on innovating in pediatric dermatology research, improving infrastructure to facilitate research, empowering investigators, and advocating for better policies to support investigators’ work.
Early on, PeDRA leaders established the PeDRA Annual Conference, which has been integral to our success. The conference provides the platform for educating investigators, identifying and prioritizing clinical, therapeutic, and translational needs and opportunities, and forming innovative research projects. It is partially funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and further supported by industry and patient advocacy organizations.
PeDRA partners support PeDRA’s capacity to fulfill its core mission. Our partners also sponsor the PeDRA Annual Conference and other special initiatives. For information on becoming a PeDRA partner, please contact Sheila Rittenberg, PeDRA Executive Director.