Previous recipients of ABC's Norman R. Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research Award include Joseph M. Betz, Ph.D., of the Office of Dietary Supplements at the US National Institutes of Health (2006); Professor Edzard Ernst, MD, Ph.D., formerly of the Peninsula Medical School at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom (2007); Professor Hildebert Wagner, Ph.D., of the Institute for Pharmaceutical Biology in Munich, Germany (2008); Dr. Khan (2009); Professor Rudolf Bauer, Ph.D., head of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Karl-Franzens University of Graz in Austria (2010); Professor A. Douglas Kinghorn, Ph.D., chair of the department of medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy in the College of Pharmacy at Ohio State University (2011); and Professor Djaja D. Soejarto, Ph.D., of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois – Chicago (2012).
Dr. Guo will receive the ABC Norman R. Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research Award at the 8 th Annual ABC Botanical Celebration and Awards Ceremony in March in Anaheim, California. The ABC event occurs during the annual Nutracon nutrition, natural products, and dietary supplements conference and Natural Products Expo West.
The ABC Botanical Celebration and Awards Ceremony is underwritten by generous contributions from the following members of the herb, dietary supplement, and natural products industry ( i.e., raw material suppliers, supplement and tea manufacturers, analytical laboratories, a law firm, an insurer, a media company, and a trade organization):
Alkemists Laboratories Amin Talati, LLCChromaDexEuroPharmaGrifcon EnterprisesHorphag ResearchIndena USA, Inc.Martin Bauer GroupMegaFoodNatural Factors Nutritional ProductsNew Chapter, Inc. New Hope Natural MediaPlusPharma, Inc. RFI Ingredients, LLCTraditional Medicinals, Inc. United Natural Products AllianceAbout ABCFounded in 1988, the American Botanical Council is a leading international nonprofit organization addressing research and educational issues regarding herbs, teas, medicinal plants, essential oils, and other beneficial plant-derived materials. ABC's members include academic researchers and educators; libraries; health professionals and medical institutions; government agencies; members of the herb, dietary supplement, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries; journalists; consumers; and others in more than 81 countries. The organization occupies a historic 2.5-acre site in Austin, Texas, where it publishes the peer-reviewed quarterly journal HerbalGram, the monthly e-publication HerbalEGram, the weekly e-newsletter "Herbal News & Events," HerbClips (summaries of scientific and clinical publications), reference books, and other educational materials. ABC also hosts HerbMedPro, a powerful herbal database, covering scientific and clinical publications on more than 250 herbs. ABC also co-produces the "Herbal Insights" segment for Healing Quest, a television series on PBS. ABC is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. Information: Contact ABC at P.O. Box 144345, Austin, TX 78714-4345, Phone: 512-926-4900. Website: www.herbalgram.org. SOURCE American Botanical Council