Dr. Yvonne Chiu Receives CRI Grant

April 14, 2015  |  News & Events, Research News
Yvonne E. Chiu, MD

Yvonne E. Chiu, MD

Dr. Yvonne Chiu received a one-year CRI award in the amount of $49,684 for her project entitled “Topical Treatment of Pediatric Morphea”.  This project will rely on collaborators in the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA).  A survey has been distributed to pediatric dermatologists nationwide to assess prescribing practices in the topical treatment of morphea.  The survey results will provide baseline data for a PeDRA expert panel that will use nominal group technique to publish consensus treatment plans for pediatric circumscribed morphea.  In addition, investigators will establish a comparative effectiveness feasibility trial to investigate three topical regimens for pediatric circumscribed morphea.  The results of this feasibility study will serve as preliminary data to obtain funding for an investigator-led, multi-institutional trial in a larger subject population.