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Comments requested for NCCIH Strategic Plan

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

A request was posted soliciting comments on the new strategic plan draft for the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NIH). Comments are due by April 15, 2016 (sorry for the short notice).

Workshop: Addressing Challenges in the Assessment of Botanical Dietary Supplement Safety herbals or herbal dietary supplements

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Workshop: Addressing Challenges in the Assessment of Botanical Dietary Supplement Safety
herbals or herbal dietary supplements

April 26-27, 2016,
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT
Location: Lister Hill Auditorium
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland

Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is now accepting applications for the Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum on June 7–9, 2016, at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.

This 3-day practicum will provide a thorough overview on the issues, concepts, unknowns, and controversies about dietary supplements and supplement ingredients. It will also emphasize the importance of scientific investigations to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and value of these products for health promotion and disease prevention as well as how to carry out this type of research.

Please share this information with your colleagues who might be interested in applying to attend—especially faculty, students, and practitioners with a serious interest in the subject. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 4, 2016.

Nobel Prize Lecture in Physiology or Medicine, Satoshi Omura

Monday, December 7th, 2015

The Nobel Prize Lectures in Physiology or Medicine 2015 was given today, including ASP Fellow Professor Satoshi Ōmura’s lecture entitled, “A splendid gift from the Earth: The origins & impact of Avermectin.”

Nominations open for 2017 Norman R Farnsworth ASP Research Achievement Award

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Norman R Farnsworth ASP Research Achievement Award. This award is given annually by the American Society of Pharmacognosy, and consists of an honorarium of $5,000 and travel expenses to present the award lecture at the annual meeting of the Society in Portland, OR, July 29 – August 2, 2017. This is the premier award of the Society, and candidates must be members of the Society who have made outstanding contributions to research on natural products.

Nominations are due to Dr. David Kingston ( by February 15, 2016. Nominations must consist of a single pdf document comprising a nominating letter, a curriculum vitae of the candidate, and supporting letters from two or three individuals who are familiar with the candidate’s scientific accomplishments. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Nominations are invited for this award. Unsuccessful nominations remain active for two additional years, but can be updated with new information, if appropriate.