UIC/NIH Center for Botanical Dietary Supplement Research in Women's Health

College of Pharmacy
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Norman R. Farnsworth, 1930 - 2011

Norman R. Farnsworth was a UIC Distinguished Professor, Senior University Scholar and Research Professor of Pharmacognosy in the College of Pharmacy. He had been a faculty member since 1970 and served as Head of the Department of Pharmacognosy and Pharmacology from 1970-1982.

In l982 he assumed the position as Director of the Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences. He was Director of the UIC/NIH Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements Research. He served on numerous committees in the University, including several years as a member of the Senate Executive Committee.

His research had been extensively funded from NIH, NSF, WHO, USDA, industry and private foundations, leading to more than 500 scientific publications and reviews.

In 2005, he was awarded the "Research Achievement Award" from the American Society of Pharmacognosy. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and was the recipient of three honorary doctorates and three honorary professorships in this country and abroad.


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Honorary Doctorates:
University of Paris V (Rene Descartes)
Upsalla University, Sweden
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Sciences

Honorary Professor:
University of Science, Peru
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
Trujillo University Peru