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George H. Constantine, Jr.
George Constantine started his academic career at San Jose State, obtained a B.S. in Pharmacy and M.S. from Univ. Utah (1960; 1962), and completed his Ph.D. at Oregon State Univ. (OSU) in 1966. During his academic career at OSU he became Associate Dean and advised several graduate students and student groups. He has been an ASP member since attending the Rhode Island meeting in 1964, has served on many committees, and co-hosted the 1969 and 2005 ASP meetings at OSU. He was active in the OSU Sea Grant program (1970-1976), did a sabbatical with the Scheuer group at Univ. Hawaii (1973-1974), and attended the first Gordon Marine Natural Products Conference in 1975. He was also active in the “Teachers of Biological Sciences” section of American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the Pharmacognosy and Natural Products section of the American Pharmaceutical Association, but in 1980, administrative opportunities took him away from natural products research. Currently he is serving on the expert committee to the United States Pharmacopeia on botanical diet supplements (2005-2010), and he has devoted time to civic activities where he was co-founder of the Benton Hospice. In 2000, he became re-involved with natural products, writing a book with Varro Tyler entitled Tyler’s Tips, the Shoppers Guide for Herbal Remedies. He continues to make presentations to professional and public audiences on dietary supplements and new natural medicines. (GHC)