Pediatric Dermatology Research Grants

The Society for Pediatric Dermatology (SPD) announces a call for proposals to compete for four research grants supporting the field of pediatric dermatology.

The William Weston Research Award (funding up to $20,000) supports scholarly clinical or basic research. Proposals are evaluated on their importance to pediatric dermatology, their scientific merit and their likelihood of success. Preference is given to young investigators seeking to establish a research program and to members of the Society. One (1) Weston Research Award will be given in 2015.

The Pilot Project Award (funding up to $7,500) supports the initiation of studies important to Pediatric Dermatology. Preference is given to clinical studies and to projects by SPD members. Collaborative clinical studies are encouraged. Recipients of Pilot Project Award are eligible to apply for the William Weston Research Award in subsequent funding cycles. Three (3) Pilot Project Awards will be given in 2015.

Applications must be received May 1, 2015. The awards will be officially recognized at the society's annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, July 9-12, 2015.

2014 Recipients:

William Weston Research Award
Amy Paller, MD & Lacey Kruse, MD, Northwestern University and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
A Prospective Study to Determine the Effect of Circadian Rhythm and Sleep Disruption on Neurocognitive Function and Disease Severity in Patients with Atopic Dermatitis
Pilot Project Award
Kelly Cordoro, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Functional Characterization of the Inflammatory Infiltrate of Psoriasis in Children
Pilot Project Award
Sharon Jacob, MD, Loma Linda University
National Assessment of Pediatric Contact Dermatitis Evaluations
Pilot Project Award
Ingrid Polcari, MD, University of Minnesota
Intralesional Cidofovir for the Treatment of Recalcitrant Warts in the Pediatric Immune-suppressed Population

2013 Recipients:

William Weston Research Award
Maria Gnarra, MD, Catholic University – Italy
Analysis of endothelial cells/pericytes interaction in infantile haemangiomas

Pilot Project Award
Michelle Bayer, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
Incidence of hypoglycemia in children receiving propranolol therapy for
infantile hemangioma

Pilot Project Award
Jennifer Huang, MD, & Johanna Sheu, Boston Children's Hospital/
Harvard Medical School
Skin cancer in children after hematopoietic stem cell transplant: A pilot study
Pilot Project Award
Christine Lauren, MD, Columbia University
Development of a topical antibiogram for staphylococcus aureus and other cutaneous isolates in pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis

2012 Recipients:

William Weston Research Award
Yvonne Chiu, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
Genetic mosaicism in linear morphea

Pilot Project Award
Lisa Arkin, MD, Northwestern University
The natural history of pediatric chronic cutaneous lupus
Pilot Project Award
Erin Mathes, MD, UCSF
A collaborative online educational intervention to address primary care physicians’ practice gaps in pediatric dermatology
Pilot Project Award
Elena Pope, MD, Hospital for Sick Children - Toronto
Local temperatures as a marker of disease activity and progression in patients with morphea

2011 Recipients:

William Weston Research Award
Catalina Matiz, MD, Rady Children's Hospital, UC - San Diego
Characterization of Genotype, Virulence, and Microfloral Balance of CA-MRSA & CA-MSSA Strains Causing Infection in Children with Atopic Dermatitis versus Controls
Pilot Project Award
Adrienne Hammill, MD, PhD, University of Cincinnati
Ontogeny and Quantitative Multimodal Skin Imaging of Infantile Hemangiomas

2010 Recipients:

William Weston Research Award
Irene Lara-Corrales, MD, Hospital for Sick Children
Vitamin D Deficiency in Pediatric Patients with Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis: Prevalence and Risk Factors

Pilot Project Award(Co-recipients Vikash Oza, MD & Albert Yan, MD)
Vikash Oza, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
The Efficacy of Topical Beta-Blocker Therapy (Timoptic-XE 0.5% Gel Forming Solution) for the Treatment of Ulcerated Hemangioma
Pilot Project Award (Co-recipients Vikash Oza, MD & Albert Yan, MD)
Albert Yan, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
The Efficacy of Topical Beta-Blocker Therapy (Timoptic-XE 0.5% Gel Forming Solution) for the Treatment of Ulcerated Hemangioma


Grant Support Guidelines
2014 Grant Information Sheet (PDF file)

 

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