Two Leading Global Advocates in Public Health and Science Policy to Deliver Keynote Addresses at L’Oreal USA Fellowships For Women in Science Awards Ceremony

September 22, 2010

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ —

                 Rear Admiral Susan J. Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.A., former U.S.
                 Assistant Surgeon General, the first Deputy Assistant
                 Secretary for Women's Health, and Senior Global Health
                 Adviser, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and
                 Andrew W. Reynolds, Acting Science and Technology Adviser to
                 the Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State, will each
                 deliver a keynote address at the L'Oreal USA Fellowships For
    Who:         Women in Science Awards Ceremony.

                 Both experts will address timely issues pertaining to the
                 U.S. scientific community. An internationally-recognized
                 medical expert and leading public health advocate, Dr.
                 Blumenthal will discuss research and public policy affecting
                 women's health as well as career advancement issues for
                 women in science. Mr. Reynolds, a career civil servant and
                 foreign policy expert in science, engineering and
                 technology, will speak about the Obama administration's new
                 emphasis on science and technology in diplomacy and
                 development and the significant role women are playing.

                 The L'Oreal USA Fellowships For Women in Science Awards
                 Ceremony recognizes and rewards five leading women
                 scientists each with $60,000 grants, enabling them to
    What:        continue their groundbreaking research.

    When & Where:
                Thursday, September 23, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. ET
                Newseum, Knight Conference Center, 7th Floor
                55 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.

                 L'Oreal USA Fellowships For Women in Science was created to
                 support the advancement of women in science and to address
                 the issues related to underrepresentation of women in
                 scientific fields. During the past seven years, L'Oreal USA
                 has recognized and rewarded career contributions of 35 young
                 postdoctoral women researchers in the life and physical/
                 materials sciences, awarding more than $1 million in
    Why:         Fellowship grants.

    Keynote Speakers' Backgrounds:
                 Dr. Blumenthal has built a distinguished career in public
                 health service. Her pioneering leadership over the past two
                 decades in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
                 and at the National Institutes of Health focused increased
                 scientific and public attention on women's health issues,
                 mental illness, and disease prevention including obesity.
                 She was among the first to apply information technology to
                 improve health, established the National Centers of
                 Excellence in Women's Health program and the "Missiles to
                 Mammograms" initiative that transferred CIA, NASA and DOD
                 technology to improve cancer detection. In recognition of
                 her leadership, Admiral Blumenthal has received numerous
                 accolades, including being named Health Leader of the Year
                 in 2009 by the Commissioned Officers Association of the U.S.
                 Public Health Service (USPHS). She was also decorated with
                 the Distinguished Service Medal -the highest honor of the
                 USPHS, and named by the Medical Herald as one of the most
                 influential women in medicine.

                 Mr. Reynolds began his esteemed career in Washington, D.C.,
                 as a researcher for energy and public health issues in the
                 private sector.  During his 35 years as a career civil
                 servant, he has served as the Department of Energy
                 representative in the U.S. Mission in Paris and as S&T
                 Counselor in the American embassy in Rome.  Mr. Reynolds was
                 appointed Deputy Adviser in the State S&T office when it
                 opened in 2000. Throughout his career, he has been
                 recognized for his superior performance and service, and
                 received the Meritorious and Superior Honor Awards from the
                 Department of State.

    Contact:    Maureen O'Connell, Cone, Inc. for L'Oreal USA
                617-939-8330; moconnell@coneinc.com

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