Nu Skin Congratulates Dr. Lester Packer on Prestigious Honor from The French Government



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PROVO, Utah—Nov. 9, 2012—Nu Skin congratulates Scientific Advisory Board Member, Dr. Lester Packer, Ph.D., on being  promoted from “Knight” to Official “Officer” in the National Order of Merit by the French Government at a ceremony at the Palais du Luxembourg in Paris.


The ceremony was conducted by Professor Luc Montagnier, a Nobel Prize winner in Medicine. Dr. Packer received the award for his lifetime scientific achievements in the field of antioxidants and free radical biology. This Order of Merit is given for outstanding civil and military achievements and is among the highest honors the French Government can bestow.


“We wish to add our congratulations to Dr. Packer for this prestigious recognition,” said Dr. Joseph Chang, Chief Scientific Officer at Nu Skin. “Dr. Packer has been a member of Nu Skin’s scientific advisory board for nearly 15 years, and his work relating to antioxidants and free radical biology is very well respected throughout the scientific community.”


In addition to the National Order of Merit, Dr. Packer also recently received the Trevor Slater Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 16th Biennial Meeting for the Society of Free Radical Research International (SFRRI).


About Dr. Lester Packer, Ph.D.
Lester Packer received his Ph.D. in microbiology and biochemistry in 1956 from Yale University. In 1961, he joined the University of California at Berkeley serving as professor of cell and molecular biology and in 2000 became adjunct professor pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Southern California. Dr. Packer has edited more than 100 books and authored over 800 articles that have generated more than 33,000 citations (average of 580 citations per year). Some of the most cited articles have become classics in the field of free radical biology: Antioxidant and Redox Regulation of Gene Transcription received 1,277 citations, Free radicals and Tissue-damage Produced by Exercise 1,195 citations, and Lipoic Acid as a Biological Antioxidant, 725 citations.


About Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc.

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. demonstrates its tradition of innovation through its comprehensive anti-aging product portfolio, independent business opportunity and corporate social responsibility initiatives. The company's scientific leadership in both skin care and nutrition has established Nu Skin as a premier anti-aging company. The company's anti-aging products feature the new ageLOC® suite of products including the ageLOC®R2 nutritional supplement, ageLOC® Galvanic Spa System and ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa™, as well as the ageLOC® Transformation daily skin care system. A global direct selling company, Nu Skin operates in 53 markets worldwide and has more than 900,000 active distributors and preferred customers. Nu Skin is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. More information is available at


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