The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), the largest non-profit funder of melanoma research worldwide, has appointed Marc Hurlbert, Ph.D. as the organization’s chief science officer. His role began November 1, 2018.

 

“I am honored to join the Melanoma Research Alliance as its next Chief Science Officer,” said Dr. Hurlbert. “It is a promising time for people diagnosed with melanoma, thanks in large part to MRA’s research investments that have helped to greatly expand available treatments. However, more work is needed to ensure treatments that work for all.”

 

Hurlbert comes to MRA after having spent more than a decade in breast cancer research.

 

“Dr. Hurlbert has an outstanding record as a scientist and leader and we could not be more delighted to have him join MRA,” said Debra Black, co-founder and chair of MRA. “His experience in medical research, deep knowledge of pharmacology, and ability to forge and build strategic partnerships will allow him to further propel MRA and its mission forward.”

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 04:33

Annet King Joins the Bio-Therapeutic Team

Bio-Therapeutic welcomes Annet King to the team as their new vice president of business development. For many, King needs no introduction. As senior director of global education for Dermalogica for over 19 years, she led the development of global IDI and Dermalogica education and curriculum and worked closely with research and development on product innovation and treatment development.

 

In her new role at Bio-Therapeutic, she brings a wealth of expertise, experience, and relationships that will be focused on global strategic brand development and expansion, while using her vast knowledge to refine and redefine internal, client based, and institutional educational systems.

 

“Annet is a powerhouse of knowledge and experience in our industry. We are thrilled to have her join us,” said David Suzuki, CEO and president of Bio-Therapeutic.

Southeastern Esthetics Institute is honored to have graduated its 100th class on October 22, 2018. They hosted this special celebration at City Art in Columbia, South Carolina. In attendance were family, friends, fellow students, and instructors. Paula Wessinger, an instructor over the elite campus, shared her experience in teaching these individuals throughout their 20 weeks. “There were many tears and lots of hugs shared. It was a meaningful event for all,” said Wessinger.

All graduations are one of a kind and are catered toward each graduating class and student. Not one graduation is the same. Each individual is different and Southeastern Esthetics Institute understands that and speaks to each student who is moving out of the program and into the real world.

Student body president, Jocelyn Perez, said, “I look forward to growing in our careers, just as we started, together. The knowledge and friendship we have coveted in this program has made us comfortable in entering into the field of aesthetics and knowing we will be successful.”

Southeastern Esthetics Institute holds a graduating licensure course approximately every five weeks, each time placing highly trained aestheticians into the heavily growing industry. The 600-hour aesthetics licensure course is the only accredited aesthetics course in the state of South Carolina. The program teaches theory, practical, and real-life aesthetics experience to create the most well-rounded individuals possible. They are pressed to be the best they can be and to participate in community service, working independently and in groups.

“We are incredibly proud of these soon-to-be aestheticians and are excited to see them grow and make this industry better, bringing new ideas and excellent knowledge into the field,” said Courtney Sykes, owner of Southeastern Esthetics Institute. seestheticsinstitute.com

On August 6, the core students of Southeastern Esthetics Institute completed a variety of services – from miniature facials to makeup – on the residents of Harbison Hall, located in Columbia, South Carolina.

 

“We are forever grateful to those that have given us the opportunity to do something for others,” said Courtney Sykes, the institute’s chief administrative officer. “This is the core of what we try to instill in our students – to make a difference in peoples’ lives. We are always looking for opportunities to help them grow and be more well-rounded individuals. Moments like these are the chance to do
just that.”

 

LivNordic, the spa brand founded by Raison d’Etre to encourage the Nordic art of wellness, announced the launch of a new collaboration with Sauna From Finland, to help spas and consumers discover the importance of authentic sauna practice. Bringing together LivNordic’s wealth of global spa industry knowledge with Sauna From Finland’s expertise on the truly Finnish sauna experience, this collaboration aims to encourage a higher standard of sauna in the global industry and raise awareness of the benefits of the practice. A traditional Finnish sauna is a perfect place to rest, relax, and focus on health and well-being. Taking a sauna reduces stress and improves quality of sleep. In the sauna, the mind and body are cleansed and find harmony.

 

Raison d’Etre has been shaping the world’s finest spas for over 20 years, leading wellness businesses into world-class status and developing Scandinavian-inspired spas with LivNordic. By collaborating with Sauna From Finland, the global spa consultancy hopes to encourage a more traditional Finnish experience that will be taken on board by new and well-established spas.

In September, the global eczema community united to observe the first-ever Atopic Eczema Day to raise awareness and understanding of eczema and atopic dermatitis. Atopic Eczema Day brings together those affected by eczema or atopic dermatitis to share experiences and future aspirations and drive actions that improve lives all over the world.

 

“The inaugural World Atopic Eczema Day is a long-awaited chance to honor and empower those affected by eczema or atopic dermatitis and, finally, puts their needs in the spotlight,” said Christine Janus, CEO of GlobalSkin. “This community faces a huge range of challenges, whether physical or emotional, every single day. We hope by launching AltogetherEczema, we can kickstart a conversation within the community about what matters most. A clearer understanding of issues and priorities for those living with the condition will ensure that, together, we can work towards meaningful and relevant change.”

On August 23 and 24, Repêchage CEO and Founder, Lydia Sarfati joined Stacie Bowie, master stylist and owner of Bowie Salon and Spa in Seattle, Washington for a series of exclusive events to introduce the new Repêchage Glow and Go Bar – a concept that combines customized facial massage and mask services.

 

Bowie Salon and Spa has been a Repêchage partner since 2016, and Stacie Bowie is excited to add these facial massage and mask services to the spa’s menu."

 

The visibility that the Glow and Go concept will create for our spa treatments will help our spa department – and overall business – grow," said Bowie.

The Eminence Kids Foundation provides organic, locally-sourced, and nutrient-rich foods to sick children around the world undergoing treatments to help with an essential part of their healing and long-lasting health. As of September 2018, Eminence has donated over 65,000 meals and counting. International Spa Association (ISPA) has recognized the brand’s efforts to make organic produce accessible to all children going through treatment by granting the organization an award for innovation.

Sentient Lasers, a business solutions company and a leading pre-owned aesthetic laser company that buys, sells, warranties, and provides service contracts for aesthetic lasers and light devices, announced the addition of Ryan Haller as director of marketing and business development. In his new role, Haller will be responsible for spearheading marketing strategy, including helping the company merchandise their new, state-of-the-art headquarters and service and repair facility.

 

Haller joins Sentient Lasers with more than 20 years of experience in the medical laser industry. Haller has an extensive background in developing and expanding marketing campaigns, project management, strategic planning, and budget management.

 

“Sentient Lasers has worked closely with Ryan and TheLaserTrader for several years now,” said Chris Cella, CEO of Sentient Lasers. “Ryan is extremely knowledgeable about marketing and business development, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him join the team and lead our marketing and business development efforts, especially as we continue to grow, expand our services, and move into a cutting-edge facility.”

LivNordic, the spa brand founded by Raison d’Etre to encourage the Nordic art of wellness, announced the launch of a new collaboration with Sauna From Finland, to help spas and consumers discover the importance of authentic sauna practice. Together, Sauna From Finland and LivNordic will share their knowledge about the many benefits of the Finnish sauna and offer spa clients all over the world an authentic Finnish sauna experience. Bringing together LivNordic’s wealth of global spa industry knowledge with Sauna From Finland’s expertise on the truly Finnish sauna experience, this collaboration aims to encourage a higher standard of sauna in the global industry and raise awareness of the benefits of the practice. A traditional Finnish sauna is a perfect place to rest, relax, and focus on health and well-being. Taking a sauna reduces stress and improves quality of sleep. In the sauna, the mind and body are cleansed and find harmony. Raison d’Etre has been shaping the world’s finest spas for over 20 years, leading wellness businesses into world-class status and developing Scandinavian-inspired spas with LivNordic. By collaborating with Sauna From Finland, the global spa consultancy hopes to encourage a more traditional Finnish experience that will be taken on board by new and well-established spas. Sauna From Finland’s website shares the rating of saunas and services, with the Authentic Finnish Sauna Experience Quality Certificate marking the highest standard of sauna. The company also assists spas and businesses to design and implement the highest-quality sauna experience.

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