Mimi Guarneri , MD, founded the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in La Jolla, California, where she served as medical director from 1999 to 2012 and thereon as senior consultant in integrative medicine. Dr. Guarneri — who is board-certified in cardiology, holistic medicine, internal medicine, and nuclear medicine — earned her doctoral degree from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. Currently, Dr. Guarneri is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California – San Diego, as well as director of the Integrative Cardiology Fellowship at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine and Department of Cardiology. Her articles have appeared in respected journals, including Annals of Internal Medicine and the Journal of Echocardiography.
Susan Leopold , PhD, is executive director of the medicinal plant conservation nonprofit United Plant Savers (UpS). She manages all UpS programs, including the Botanical Sanctuary Network, Partners in Education, UpS membership and internships, garden grants, and the at-risk plant program. She earned her PhD in environmental studies at Antioch University – New England, for which she completed her dissertation titled "Loss of Ethnobotanical Knowledge in the Bull Run Mountains." For the seven years preceding her employment at UpS, Dr. Leopold was a librarian at the renowned Oak Spring Garden Library, home to — among other treasures — the collection of rare botanical books and manuscripts of Rachel Lambert Mellon . There, Dr. Leopold entered the collection into a search
|SOURCE American Botanical Council|
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved