"It is a tremendous honor to have Botanical Medicine for Women's Health selected for such an auspicious award," said Dr. Romm. "The greatest gift is that the selectors are herbalists and authors I hold in such high regard. Their recognition of the quality and value of this work, which was a labor of over 8 years, including through my medical education, is deeply gratifying," she said. "Women's health and herbal medicine have gone hand in hand since time immemorial. On behalf of women and health care providers seeking natural approaches to common women's health concerns and alternatives to reliance on medical and surgical interventions, I am grateful that this award will continue to raise awareness about the textbook and help to reinforce the important role of herbal medicines for women's health conditions."
Dr. Romm was honored with the Internal Medicine Award for "outstanding academic achievement and community service" upon graduating from the Yale School of Medicine. During her time as a member of the Yale Integrative Medicine advisory board, she was active in the formulation of Yale's premiere first integrative medicine curriculum.
She served as an expert on botanical medicine for pregnancy, lactation, and pediatrics for the revised edition of the American Herbal Products Association's Botanical Safety Handbook (in press)(2). She also served as the President of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG) for over a decade and as the Medical Director for American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP)(2).
Dr. Romm, who is presently working toward the completion of her residency in Family Medicine in the Cambridge Health Alliance and at Tufts University in Boston, has already contributed so much to the botanical community as a teacher and through her contributions to the establishment of standards for botanical medicine.
|SOURCE American Botanical Council|
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