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ABC Names New Advisory Board: Tyler Elected to Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees of the American Botanical Council in June announced the formation of ABC's new Advisory Board. This group constitutes some of the leading researchers and educators in North America in areas related to herbs and medicinal plants. The ABC Advisory Board members will assist in suggesting and planning research and educational projects and publications as well as provide peer review for HerbalGram.

The Board of Trustees also announced the election of Varro E. Tyler, Ph.D., as a trustee. Tyler is the Lilly Distinguished Professor of Pharmacognosy at Purdue University and author of several leading herbal books.

The members of the new ABC Advisory Board are listed below. Additional member will be added in the future.

Dennis V. C. Awang, Ph.D., EC.I.C., MediPlant Natural Products Consulting Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Michael J. Balick, Director of the Institute of Economic Botany, the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York

Joseph M. Betz, Ph.D., Research Chemist, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Division of Natural Products, Food and Drug Administration, Washington, D.C.

Donald J. Brown, N.D., Director, Natural Products Research Consultants, Faculty, Bastyr University, Seattle, Washington

Manuel F. Balandrin, R.Ph., Ph.D., Research Scientist, NPS Pharmaceuticals, Salt Lake City, Utah

Thomas J. Carlson, M.S., M.D., Senior Director, Ethnobiomedical Field Research, Shaman Pharmaceuticals, South San Francisco, California

Jean Carper, Author and syndicated columnist, Washington, D.C.

Jerry Cott, Ph.D., Chief of Pharmacological Treatment Research Program, National Institute of Mental Health, Rockville, Maryland

Paul Alan Cox, Ph.D., Professor of Botany and Dean of General Education and Honors, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Lyle E. Craker, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts

Edward M. Croom, Jr., Ph.D., Coordinator, Phytomedicine Project, National Center for the Development of Natural Products, University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi

Wade Davis, Ph.D., Author, ethnobotanist, Washington, D.C.

Steven Dentali, Ph.D., Natural Products Consultant, Portland, Oregon

Hardy Eshbaugh, Ph.D., Professor of Botany & Assistant Curator, Willard Sherman Turrell Herbarium, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Steven Foster, Botanist, photographer, author, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Christopher Hobbs L.Ac., AHG, Herbalist, botanist, licensed acupuncturist, Santa Cruz, California

David Hoffmann, B. Sc., M.N.I.M.H., Medical herbalist, Santa Rosa, California

Maurice M. Iwu, Ph.D., Bioresources Development and Conservation Program, Senior Research Associate at the Division of Experimental Therapeutics, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, D.C.

Steven King, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Ethnobotany and Conservation, Shaman Pharmaceuticals, South San Francisco, California

Fredi Kronenberg, Ph.D., Director, Rosenthal Center for Alternative/Complementary Medicine, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, New York

Tom Mabry, Ph.D., Professor of Plant Biochemistry, Department of Botany, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

Robin J. Marles, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Botany, Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

Dennis J. McKenna, Ph.D., Consulting Ethnopharmacologist, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Daniel E. Moerman, Ph.D., William E. Stirton Professor of Anthropology, The University of Michigan, Dearborn, Michigan

Samuel W. Page, Ph.D., Director, Division of Natural Products, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, Washington, D.C.

Gail B. Mahady, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Chemistry & Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

Julia E Morton, D.Sc. F.L.S., Director, Morton Collectanea, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

Joseph E. Pizzorno, Jr., N.D., President, Bastyr University, Seattle, Washington

Mark J. Plotkin, Ph.D., Executive Director, Ethnobotany and Conservation Team, Author, Arlington, Virginia

Eloy Rodriguez, Ph.D., James Perkins Professor of Environmental Studies, School of Agriculture & life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

James E. Simon, Ph.D., Professor of Horticulture and Research Director, Center for New Crops & Plant Products, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Beryl Simpson, Ph.D., C. L. Lundell Professor of Botany, Department of Botany, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

S. H. Sohmer, Ph.D., President and Director, Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth, Texas

Barbara N. Timmerman, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology, College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

G. H. Neil Towers, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, E R. S.C., Botany Department, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Arthur O. Tucker, Ph.D., Research Professor of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Delaware State University, Dover, Delaware

Nancy Turner, Ph.D., Professor and Ethnobotanist, Environmental Studies Program, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Andrew T. Weil, M.D., Author, Director of the Program in Integrative Medicine and Associate Director of the Division of Social Perspectives in Medicine of the College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

ad hoc advisor:

David M. Eisenberg, M.D., Director, Center for Alternative Medicine Research, Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Article copyright American Botanical Council.