Our annual conference showcases the many exciting and innovative research activities that take place on our campus. Undergraduate and graduate students alike from all disciplines present their research and creative work. From the sciences and humanities, to business, creative arts, and human services, the conference celebrates students' achievements. Last year over 400 students participated in the conference with posters, oral presentations, panel discussions, and works of art.
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Keynote Speakers for the 2013 CSRC
"The Skin Business - Investigative Dermatology"
Dr. Gary Grove and Mary Jo Grove
Monday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. Old Main Chapel
cyberDERM, inc. was founded in 1997 by Dr. Gary Grove and his wife Mary Jo. As the name suggests, our focus is on computerized biomedical research instruments that allow changes in skin structure and function to be monitored non-invasively. Although cyberDERM was formally incorporated in 1997, our group has more than 40 years’ experience in working in close concert with numerous cosmetic and pharmaceutical firms and government regulatory agencies to develop methods for assessing the safety and efficacy of a wide variety of skin products. Indeed, many of the instrumental testing procedures that are currently being employed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of cosmetics and topically applied drugs were first developed while Dr. Grove was with Dr. Albert Kligman at Duhring Labs and Ivy Laboratories from the mid 1970’s to the mid 1980’s.
Dr. Gary Grove is a skin physiologist whose major research endeavors have focused upon objectively evaluating changes in human skin condition using non-intrusive testing procedures. His group has pioneered and developed a number of instrumental methods which have proven to be quite useful in providing objective substantiation of various claims dealing with the safety and efficacy of cosmetics, personal care products, topical drugs and medical devices. Dr. Grove has published many articles including co-authoring with Dr. Albert Kligman in 1985, the groundbreaking paper on Retin-A’s anti-aging effects.
Dr. Grove received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Shippensburg University. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Physiology from Pennsylvania State University and received advanced post-doctoral training at the Medical College of Georgia and the Wistar Institute. He is involved in a number of professional societies including the International Society for Biophysics and Skin Imaging (ISBS), the International Society for Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, the Dermal Clinical Evaluation Society, the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, and the International Society for Stratum Corneum Research.
Mary Jo Grove received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Shippensburg University in Math education and an MS in Computer Science from Villanova University. She taught math for 14 years at the junior high to college level before going into business with Gary. She pioneered the use of skin surface replicas and image analysis as an objective measurement of wrinkle reduction. In recent years she has served as president of cyberDERM, inc., an WBENC accredited woman-owned business. She is currently handling the financial end of the business.
Gary grew up in Chambersburg and Mary Jo in Willow Street, Lancaster County. They raised 3 children and have 3 grandchildren. Their oldest daughter Elizabeth, graduated from SU in 1994. Gary and Mary Jo have been active at Ship and the SU Foundation. They received the Jesse S. Heiges Distinguish Alumni Award in 1994. Mary Jo served as President of the Alumni Association for 2 years. They serve on the Arts and Sciences Advisory Board. They served as co-chairs of the Alumni Fund at the Foundation for 2 years, received the Volunteer of the Year award, and are now serving as the co-chairs of the capital campaign, Charting the Course, Lighting the Way.
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