Get to know the individuals who make up PeDRA’s vibrant and diverse community. This series of interviews is a fun and casual way to learn how our leaders, investigators, trainees, staff, and patient partners got where they are today. You’ll also learn some entertaining tidbits about who they are outside of work. Each interview is about 10 minutes so you can sit down and explore or download a few episodes for your next workout.
Getting to Know Dr. Lawrence Eichenfield
Dr. Lawrence Eichenfield is a Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics and Vice-Chair of Dermatology at the University of California, San Diego. He’s a founding member of PeDRA and one of PeDRA’s original Co-Presidents. Dr. Eichenfield is a leader in the field of inflammatory skin disease research and has led many PeDRA studies while mentoring colleagues and trainees on many more. Learn more about Dr. Eichenfield’s career and his passion for musical theater.
Getting to Know: Jeff Sugarman, MD, PhD
Dr. Jeffrey Sugarman is a Professor of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a founding member of PeDRA and served on PeDRA’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee for many years. He’s also the immediate past president of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology. Learn more about Dr. Sugarman and his work in pediatric dermatology research.
Getting to Know: Jenna Streicher, MD
Dr. Streicher is an Assistant Professor at Indiana University School of Medicine. She’s currently co-chairing PeDRA’s Birthmarks Focused Study Group. She became interested in pediatric dermatology while in medical school at Indiana University after completing a peds derm rotation with Dr. Anita Haggstrom. Her training took her to Georgia and Pennsylvania, and she’s come full circle back to Indiana to work alongside Dr. Haggstrom. Learn more about her work with the Birthmarks Focused Study Group and why she’s been reading so much by Julia Donaldson lately.
Getting to Know: Milie Fang
Milie Fang is finishing her fourth year of medical school at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indiana and recently matched into the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Dermatology Residency Program. Milie joined PeDRA in 2019 after attending her first PeDRA conference and presented at the 2020 virtual PeDRA Annual Conference. Learn more about Milie’s work and her multi-lingual skills!
Getting to Know: Rony Francois, MD, PhD
Dr. Rony Francois is a fourth-year resident at the University of Florida. He is currently working through a research elective at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and will be heading back to UCSF as a dermatopathology fellow soon. Dr. Francois has several research interests, but his primary focus is melanoma. Get to know more about Dr. Francois's research and his love of "spontaneous" travel.
Staff Edition: Katherine Devenport
Katherine Devenport is PeDRA's Research Coordinator. Prior to joining the PeDRA team in 2018, she was a research assistant at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She has degrees in both Biology and Biochemistry and had plans of becoming a veterinarian until pediatric dermatology research captured her heart. Get to know more about Katherine and her role and hear about her four furry friends.