New York, NY, April 19, 2016 - Nestlé Skin Health SHIELD (Skin Health Investigation, Education and Longevity Development), a global network of innovation and education hubs, was honored with the prestigious Corporate Leadership Award by the American Skin Association today for their work to influence tomorrow by creating impactful scientific advances in skin health today.
“We created SHIELD with a goal of advancing the future of skin health, so it is a great honor to receive the Corporate Leadership Award from the American Skin Association,” said Humberto Antunes, CEO of Nestlé Skin Health. “This award is important in our mission of working with the best minds in the world to develop ideas that will change the way the world thinks about skin health.”
The award was presented at the ASA’s 2016 Spring Gala, an event that honors individuals and corporations helping to raise awareness and provide hope for advances in skin health. More than 250 leading researchers, scientists, world renowned physicians, community leaders, corporate executives and philanthropists were in attendance.
“American Skin Association presented its 2016 Corporate Leadership Award to Nestlé Skin Health SHIELD for its efforts to advance the vital conversation on skin health around the globe,” said Howard P. Milstein, Chairman of ASA.
“We are committed to advancing skin health and positively impacting people’s lives by finding new ways to drive innovation. We are honored to see our efforts recognized and acknowledged by the skin health community” said Dr. Johannes J. Baensch, Chief Scientific Officer of Nestlé Skin Health. “We consider this recognition a strong affirmation of the mission and focus of SHIELD, which is to change how the world thinks about and acts upon skin health in this era of triple-digit longevity and wellness. We hope this inspires potential collaborators – visionaries from medicine, science, the arts and technology – to find us, and join us on this quest,” said Warren Winkelman, Senior Medical Director and Head of Medical Innovation for SHIELD.
SHIELD is a global incubator of science-based ideas that will develop a wide-range of innovative skin health solutions. As part of its mission to advance skin health, SHIELD will open leading-edge technology hubs in New York City, Asia, Europe and Latin America, providing a community-based atmosphere that continually strives for new ideas via Stammtisch™Round Tables, seminars, partnership events, interactive initiatives, and more.
About Nestlé Skin Health
Nestlé Skin Health’s mission is to enhance quality of life by delivering science-based solutions for the health of skin, hair and nails. As one of the category’s leading companies, Nestlé Skin Health conducts ground-breaking product research to provide both the healthcare community and the consumer with an ongoing progression of innovative technologies and products to protect, serve and enhance skin health.
About Nestlé Skin Health SHIELD
Nestlé Skin Health SHIELD (Skin Health Investigation, Education and Longevity Development) is a global network of innovation and education hubs that gathers today’s most creative and visionary thinkers from diverse disciplines to generate, develop and incubate ideas to advance skin health. Ideas generated from SHIELD may result in new technologies, treatments, publications, white papers, educational approaches, or public policy briefing documents.
About American Skin Assocation
A unique collaboration of patients, families, advocates, physicians and scientists, ASA has evolved over twenty-eight years as a leading force in efforts to defeat melanoma, skin cancer and other skin diseases. Established to serve the now more than 100 million Americans – one third of the U.S. population – afflicted with skin disorders, the organization's mission remains to: advance research, champion skin health – particularly among children, and drive public awareness about skin disease. For more information, visit americanskin.org.
Sébastien Cros, Head of Corporate Communications, Nestlé Skin Health
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Tanya Pushkine, Head of Communications, Nestlé Skin Health SHIELD
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