SkinCeuticals announces first industry fellowship in partnership with MUSC

Roby Hill
December 10, 2021

SkinCeuticals, a part of L’Oreal USA’s Active Cosmetics Division, and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Pharmacy have announced a new partnership to create the state’s first industry fellowship. The one-year postdoctoral fellowship will prepare the fellow to become a highly marketable professional in the field of dermocosmetics, which is defined as scientifically developed skincare recommended by health care professionals and distributed in health care outlets worldwide, including pharmacies, drugstores, medi-spas and e-retailers.

SkinCeuticals will fund the fellowship with an educational grant in partnership with MUSC, which will provide teaching and learning opportunities, under the guidance of a fellowship director. SkinCeuticals and MUSC will jointly promote and recruit for the fellowship. The fellow will directly work with SkinCeuticals for a period of one year. This unique postdoctoral training offers a pharmacist an immersive introduction into the industry, including hands-on experience, network building and an industry-specific education. This experience may provide additional opportunities, such as precepting students to develop the fellow’s academic portfolio, and may lead to participation in the MUSC curriculum, creating/delivering seminars or earning additional certifications.

SkinCeuticals was founded by scientist Sheldon Pinnell, M.D., and is based on his pivotal research on topical antioxidants, a breakthrough discovery that led to the first vitamin C patent and the creation of an entirely new skincare category. Education and proven clinical research have and always will be a part of the brand’s core. SkinCeuticals is committed to increasing this connection.

“We hold research, formulations, clinical testing, product quality and corporate ethics to the highest standards. SkinCeuticals will help the fellow to develop scientific skills to evaluate and interpret medical literature and successfully communicate key scientific messaging to internal and external stakeholders,” said SkinCeuticals General Manager, Stephanie Kramer. “This fellowship reinforces our commitment to academia and investing in the future of industry medical professionals.”

Philip Hall, Pharm.D., dean of the MUSC College of Pharmacy, appreciates the myriad possibilities the new fellowship offers. “Industry is an increasingly popular destination for pharmacy students,” he explained. “This fellowship will lead to more experience for our students, while the college’s intellectual resources will support the fellow’s contribution. Everyone wins.”

Minimum requirements:

The fellow, who will be based in Charleston, must have a Pharm.D. or Ph. D. in an applicable area of study focus, excellent oral and written communication skills, high ethical standards, professionalism, leadership capabilities and an interest in industry.

SkinCeuticals is an equal opportunity employer and takes pride in a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability or any other legally protected status.

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About SkinCeuticals

Founded in Dallas, Texas, in 1997, SkinCeuticals discovers, develops, and delivers an advanced line of scientifically backed cosmeceutical treatments. As leaders in antioxidant and sun protection technology, SkinCeuticals products have been shown to dramatically improve skin health by protecting skin from environmental damage and visibly improving skin clarity, tone, and texture to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. For more information, visit the brand on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or at

About MUSC 

Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is home to the oldest medical school in the South as well as the state’s only integrated academic health sciences center, with a unique charge to serve the state through education, research and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and nearly 800 residents in six colleges: Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. MUSC brought in more than $327.6 million in biomedical research funds in fiscal year 2021, continuing to lead the state in obtaining federal and National Institutes of Health funding, with more than $220 million. For information on academic programs, visit