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

y of Illinois at Chicago (1976-1977)(3). Dr. Kinghorn has specialized in work on antimicrobials, botanical dietary supplements, cancer chemopreventive agents, cancer chemotherapeutic agents, and noncariogenic sweeteners/sweetness modifiers(3-4). Since Dr. Kinghorn concluded his research on sweet compounds such as stevia glycosides a few years ago, he has researched the potential cancer chemopreventive principles and the biologically active principles of botanicals such as licorice (Glycyrrhiza spp.), mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana), noni (Morinda citrifolia), acai (Euterpe oleraceae), and baobab (Adansonia digitata). Dr. Kinghorn's research has been independently supported by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by private industry since 1980(3). He currently serves as Principal Investigator of a collaborative multi-institutional program project award from the US National Cancer Institute in Maryland directed towards the discovery of naturally occurring anticancer agent(3)."It's obvious that Doug Kinghorn has contributed as much, if not more, than any medicinal plant scientist on the scene today related to the chemistry and pharmacology of many botanicals," said Dr. Farnsworth.  "I can think of only one or two other people that might come close. Also, his pioneering work with plant-derived sweeteners is extensive over a long period of time."

Dr. Kinghorn's vast contribution to botanical literature comprises six books — including his 2002 book on stevia, Stevia: The genus Stevia (Taylor and Francis, 2002) — and the more than 450 research articles, book chapters, and reviews he has written or co-authored(3). He has shared his extensive knowledge and research at seminars and scientific meetings in more than 30 different countries around the globe(3).Dr. Kinghorn is presently distinguished as Editor-in-Chief of the

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