La Roche-Posay Introduces "Dermatologist from the Heart" Grant Program

La Roche-Posay has launched the "Dermatologist from the Heart,” a grant program that aims to support initiatives designed to enhance the quality of life of patients. The company will award $10,000 to the most compassionate project—spearheaded by a dermatologist—that seeks to enhance the quality of life of patients. In order to be considered, entrants must submit a grant proposal to the La Fondation La Roche-Posay outlining their projects, which should fall under one of the following five categories:
• Information and Prevention (information workshops, disease-prevention advice, school initiatives or screening campaigns)
• Health Professional Training (for nurses, dermatologists or other healthcare professionals)
• Advice and Support (psychological support for patients and those around them, helping patients to accept their illness, lifestyle advice or improving self-esteem)
• Improving Social Integration (makeup workshops, behavioral therapies, activities for children with skin diseases or group support sessions)
• Improving Access to Healthcare (free screenings/consultations, physician's visits or consultations in remote areas)
A five-member panel will assess each submission and award a winner based on the proposal’s originality, creativity, impact on patients’ quality of life, method and feasibility. The winner will receive $10,000 to support carrying out the proposed project. All dermatologists practicing in the United States are eligible to apply. Interested applicants must submit their grant proposal to:
Secretariat General
La Roche-Posay Laboratoire Dermatologique
575 5th Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Attention: Gene Colon
Email: gcolon@us.loreal.com
Applications must be received by September 1, 2013. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony held at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery annual meeting in October.

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