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50 Years in Pharmacognosy – An Honoring Symposium

June 30th, 2015

50 Years in Pharmacognosy: A Symposium to Honor the Career of Ara DerMarderosian Ara began his career under the guidance of Richard Evans Schultes and Heber W. Youngken, Jr. In 1964, Ara joined the faculty of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science, which became University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 1997. Ara formally [...]

New book focuses on ASP member Bob Pettit

June 1st, 2015

A new book focusing on the research of Bob Pettit will appear soon. Waging War on Cancer. Dr. Pettit’s Lifelong Quest to Find Cures by Robert S. Byars. FriesenPress. ISBN 978-1-4602-5976-4 (Hardcover; 978-1-4602-5977-1, Paperback; 978-1-4602-5978-8, eBook).

Les Mitscher, 1931-2015

May 13th, 2015

The Officers and Executive Committee members of the ASP are saddened to report the death of Les Mitscher, Emeritus Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Kansas. Dr. Mitscher has been a long-time member of ASP,  past President of the Society (1992-1993), ASP Fellow (from 2007), recipient of the Norman R. Farnsworth Research Achievement Award (2007), [...]

Spearheading New Opportunities at NCCIH and NIH

April 30th, 2015

 Dear Colleagues:  Given the re-organization of NCCAM to NCCIH and their current attention to their strategic planning, Ed Eisenstein and I thought it might be opportune to reach out to the Program Managers and staff at NCCIH to encourage additional/new funding mechanisms for foundational plant science research that would expand the pipeline for translational directions [...]


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