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Norman R. Farnsworth Lectureship
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, March 23, 2018
The UIC College of Pharmacy is proud to host the annual Norman R. Farnsworth Lectureship in Pharmacognsy in memory of one of its most dedicated pharmacy educators and internationally renowned, transformational pharmacognosy researchers on the chemistry, biology, and therapeutic properties of medicinal plants and natural products.
Norman R. Farnsworth, Distinguished University Professor, served on the UIC College of Pharmacy faculty for more than 41 years (1970-2011). During his tenure, he served as head of the department of pharmacognosy and pharmacology for 12 years, followed by 30 years as director of the Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences. This multi-disciplinary research unit is dedicated to all aspects of collaborative studies on medicinal plants, including chemistry, biology, clinical effects, biodiversity inventory and conservation, informatics and intellectual property rights.
Farnsworth also served as director of the World Health Organization
Collaborating Centre on Traditional Medicine at UIC, and was the inventor and editor of the NAPRALERT database, a relational database on medicinal plants and natural products.
“Farnsworth brought to UIC a culture of sophisticated research that has persisted. It is a legacy that we cherish. We are consistently rated one of the top five research colleges of pharmacy in the United States, and that can be traced back to Norm,” says Dean Jerry Bauman, “[His arrival] transformed us from being predominantly a teaching-oriented institution to one making major scientific contributions that complement our educational programs. Norm had the ability to recruit extremely talented colleagues and get them to work collaboratively toward common research and scientific goals.”
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