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American Botanical Council Announces Recipients of Botanical Excellence Awards
Date:3/10/2011

onally, Dr. Romm is the Director of Herbal Medicine for Women, as well as Pediatrics for Parents, the latter of which provides parents with resources to nurture their children's wellness more naturally(2). Dr. Romm's books are beacons for women in any stage of life, and also for healthcare providers, including herbalists, midwives, and more. Her written contributions have also appeared in celebrated medical journals and textbooks on integrative medicine(2). Other than botanical medicine for women and children, her areas of research include mind-body medicine, evidence-based maternity care, and the impact of environment on health(2).

ABC's Norman R. Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research AwardThis year's recipient of the Norman R. Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research Award is Prof. A. Douglas Kinghorn, Ph.D., the Jack L. Beal Professor and Chair in Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy in the College of Pharmacy at Ohio State University.  (Pharmacognosy is the study of drugs of natural origin, e.g., from plants.) Dr. Kinghorn has spent many years researching the isolation, characterization, and biological evaluation of natural products of higher plants of tropical and temperate origin, and is an expert in plant-based sweeteners such as the herb stevia (Stevia rebaudiana)(3).

The award is named for ABC's co-founding Board of Trustees member Prof. Norman R. Farnsworth, Ph.D., Research Professor of Pharmacognosy and Senior University Scholar at the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. ABC presents this award each year to a person or institution that has made significant contributions to botanical and/or pharmacognostic research.

Dr. Kinghorn received both his Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy in 1975 and his D.Sc. (higher doctorate) in Pharmacy in 1990 from the University of London(3). His postdoctoral training was conducted at both the University of Mississippi (1975-1976) and at the Universit
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