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

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UIC Botanical Center

UIC Botanical Center Established in 1999 with a grant from NIH via ODS and NCCAM
The UIC / NIH Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements Research was established in 1999 with a grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), supported with funds from the Office of  Dietary Supplements (ODS) as well as the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH), and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).

The Center was headed by the late Dr. Norman R Farnsworth who served as Director from December 1999 to May 2011.  Upon Dr. Farnsworth’s retirement, Richard van Breemen, the Center’s then Co-Director was appointed Director, at which time Guido F. Pauli, was named Co-Director.  The Center’s structure consists of three project areas and four supporting cores, each led by the Center’s principals: Guido Pauli (Project 1 and Core B), Judy L. Bolton (Project 2 and Core C) and Richard van Breemen (Project 3 and Cores A & D), with the assistance of Research Assistant Professors Shao-Nong Chen, Birgit Dietz and Dejan Nikolic, respectively as well as project manager Elizabeth Krause (Core A).

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Above:  UIC Botanical Center Director Richard B. van Breemen, with Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacognosy Department Head, and Project 2 Leader, Judy L. Bolton