Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. awarded Dr. R. Rivkah Isseroff, professor of dermatology, University of California, its first Active Naturals Research Award—a $50,000 grant promotingresearch within the field of natural ingredients in dermatology.
All applications were reviewed by the scientific committee and evaluated using the 9-point scale National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant application scoring system. Isseroff, assisted by Dr. Raja Sivamani, a resident in dermatology, will study the efficacy of natural products on epidermal cell migration and compare the role of natural products on in vivo human epidermal barrier recovery.
“We are certain that this work will be highly valued by the dermatology community and will help to further advance the scientific knowledge for natural ingredients.” said Warren Wallo, director of Scientific Affairs, Johnson & Johnson Consumer and Personal Products Worldwide.
In 2011, the Active Naturals Institute is offering two $30,000 grants, expanding the scope of this important area of research in dermatology.
Applications are available at www.activenaturalsinstitute.com.