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Mary Kay Inc reveals grant awardees for research advancement to promote skin health

24/06/2022 04:07 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 (Bernama) -- Mary Kay Inc recently sponsored and revealed its inaugural Mary Kay Skin Health/Skin Disease Research Grants awardees for researchers conducting groundbreaking, innovative studies in skin health and skin disease at the 2022 Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) Annual Meeting.

“As a decades-long leader in global cosmetics and skincare innovation, Mary Kay remains committed to enriching women’s lives across the world,” said Dr Lucy Gildea, Mary Kay’s Chief Innovation Officer, Product and Science, at the event.

“We recognise collaboration is crucial to new discoveries, and partnerships with scientific, medical, and academic communities are vital collaborations—which is why we’re thrilled to award these scientific grants.”

The Mary Kay Skin Health/Skin Disease Research Grants were announced at last year’s meeting in partnership with SID. The US$25,000 grants were to be awarded to four researchers conducting incredible work in skin research to uncover new perspectives and invention strategies. (US$1 = RM4.402)

According to a statement, in the months following the 2021 SID meeting, the company received applications from scientists across the country.

The four grant awardees were Dr Allison C. Billi, MD, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor in the Dept of Dermatology at the University of Michigan; Dr Angel S. Byrd, MD, Ph.D. and Assistant Professor at Howard University College of Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Professor at JHUSOM; Dr Mae Alexandra Carpenter, Ph.D. Trainee at Wright State University; and, Dr Jennifer Powers, MD and Clinical Associate Professor in the Dept of Dermatology at the University of Iowa.

The sponsorship and grants revealed at SID are just the latest efforts by Mary Kay to reinforce its long-standing commitment to advancing skin health research and development. Mary Kay holds over 1,600 patents for products, technologies, and packaging designs in its global portfolio.


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