The Garden Club of America’s Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany provides at least one grant award of $4,500 annually to support research related to medicinal plants. An important aspect of the award is that it is intended to enable a student to pursue an avenue of research that might otherwise prove closed. Accordingly, the funds may be used to cover direct costs associated with travel, field studies, or laboratory research. However, fellowship funds may not cover indirect costs, overhead, or student stipends and should not be used to pay for lab space or supplies normally provided by universities. (more)
A request was posted soliciting comments on the new strategic plan draft for the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NIH). https://nccih.nih.gov/research/blog/draft-plan-comments. 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
April 26-27, 2016,
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT
Location: Lister Hill Auditorium
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland
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.
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.”