School of Medicine statement regarding its relationship with Nu Skin Enterprises

- By Paul Costello

The Department of Dermatology at the Stanford School of Medicine has had a long-standing, research-based relationship with Nu Skin Enterprises. Researchers in the department currently have one ongoing study funded by Nu Skin related to the identification of master regulators and epigenetic changes to human skin aging. This research project is funded from a $1.5 million commitment from Nu Skin and runs through 2014. Since 1999, the company has funded nearly $5.8 million dollars in research in the Department of Dermatology.

At the request of Stuart Kim, PhD, professor of developmental biology and of genetics, a letter was sent by Stanford to Nu Skin requesting that his name be removed from the company's marketing materials and websites, as Kim is no longer involved with research funded by the company. The company complied with this request. The letter did not recognize, however, the existing research relationship between Nu Skin and Stanford.  We regret any misunderstanding that may have occurred as a result.   

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