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

College of Pharmacy

Genesis of the UIC Botanical Center

The U.S. Congress Recognizes Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The U.S. Congress recognized the increased consumer use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), which prompted the formation of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) now known as the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Heath (NCCIH), and subsequently recognizing the vast use of dietary supplements among Americans, appropriated funds for the establishment of the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) to develop botanical research centers in major research institutions across the United states.  The UIC/NIH Botanical Center is currently one of five, NIH supported centers. The UIC Center grant was renewed in 2010.


Above: Guido F. Pauli, UIC Botanical Center Co-Director, with Emeritus Professor Harry H.S. Fong and the late Professor Norman R. Farnsworth (right), founding Director of the UIC/NIH Botanical Center