Diversity in pediatric dermatology: A report from the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance and a call to action

Olivia M.T. Davies, Latanya Benjamin, Deepti Gupta, Jennifer T. Huang, Wingfield Rehmus, Dawn H. Siegel, Michael P. Siegel

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Abstract

Background/Objectives: The Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA) connects pediatric dermatologists, trainees, basic scientists, allied health professionals, and patient advocates to improve the lives of children with skin disease through research. As a training pipeline for future pediatric dermatologists and steward of research in the field, PeDRA has a responsibility to examine its history and take actionable steps to diversify its membership, grant recipients, study leads, research priorities, and leadership. Methods: In 2020, PeDRA formed an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force to address this need. In an effort to assess PeDRA’s past and plan for PeDRA’s future, a review of PeDRA’s membership, leadership, grant awardees, and research topics was conducted. Results/Conclusions: Results demonstrated gaps in PeDRA’s current operational efforts to diversify the pediatric dermatology workforce and identified areas for improvement. Recommendations are proposed as a call to action for the community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-102
Number of pages7
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Volume38
Issue numberS2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • URM
  • diversity
  • equity
  • inclusion
  • pediatric dermatology

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