Research Grants

The SPD and its research arm, the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA), are committed to boosting pediatric research in spite of hurdles and inherent difficulties related to funding research involving both rare and common diseases in young children. To this end, the SPD and PeDRA are calling for proposals as part of a competitive award program. The deadline to apply is December 12, 2019.

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2018 Recipients - December Cycle:

Collaborative / Team Grant
Marcia Hogeling, MD, University of California, Los Angeles
Genomic and Non-Genomic Causes of Segmental Pigmentation Disorder
Pilot Grant - Single Site
Leslie Castelo-Soccio, MD, PhD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Fecal Microbiome in Pediatric Alopecia Areata
Pilot Grant - Single Site
Dawn Eichenfield, MD, PhD, University of California, San Diego
Genetic Variations in Non-Coding Regulatory Regions in Linear Morphea

2018 Recipients - May Cycle:

Collaborative / Team Grant
Elaine Siegfried, MD, St. Louis University SOM / Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center
Guidelines for Use of Methotrexate in Pediatric Inflammatory Skin Diseases
Pilot Grant - Single Site
Markus Boos, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital
An Examination of the Dermatologic Needs of Sexual/Gender Minority Youth
Pilot Grant - Single Site
Alana McEvoy, MD, University of Ottawa
A Pilot Study to Assess the Impact of a Validated Illustrated Eczema Action Plan on Pediatric Patients

2017 Recipients - December Cycle:

Collaborative / Team Grant
Minnelly Luu, MD, USC/Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Atopic Dermatitis: An Assessment of Leseional Morphology by Race/Ethnicity
Collaborative / Team Grant
Leslie Castelo-Soccio, MD, PhD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Quality of Life of Parents with Children with Alopecia Areata
Pilot Grant - Single Site
Pranab Mukherjee, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
Dermatitis and the Microbiome

2017 Recipients - May Cycle:

Team Grant
Lisa Arkin, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine / American Family Children's Hospital
Retrospective cohort study of pediatric onset discoid lupus
Pilot Project Grant
Elena Hawryluk, MD, Harvard Medical School
Retrospective study of fatal pediatric melanoma cases
Pilot Project Grant
Megha Tollefson, MD, Mayo Clinic Department of Dermatology
Bone health in children with atopic dermatitis

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