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Published On: Jun 24, 2019
Last Updated On: Jul 13, 2021
Since awarding our first grant in 2004, the National Eczema Association has funded research to improve the health and quality of life for people with all forms of eczema. As the largest private nonprofit funder of eczema research, we have invested over $1.1 million to date.
To put things into perspective, for every $1 NEA has invested in eczema research, our grantees have collectively gone on to obtain an additional $12.13 in subsequent National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to support further research.
NEA funds research for both adult eczema and pediatric eczema guided by the following five research priorities, which were established by our Scientific Advisory Committee:
“We are working hard to increase the number of scientists, research projects and research dollars devoted to eczema, which may lead to better therapies, better care, better outcomes—and hopefully, one day—a cure,” said NEA Director of Research Wendy Smith Begolka.