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2013 Garden Walk and annual Alan Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture

Speaker Barbara Timmermann, PhD
Date Aug 23, 2013
Time 10:00 am   Lecture ends at 1:30 pm, Garden is open until 3:00 pm
Location Dorothy Bradley Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden and Room 134-2, COP
Sponsor University of Illinois at Chicago College
Contact Chris Shoemaker
Event type Event
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Please join the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy as we host the 2013 Garden Walk and annual Alan Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture to celebrate the first and only urban medicinal plant garden in the city of Chicago.

The day will feature a keynote lecture by an internationally renowned scientist and tours of the garden.

PROGRAM AND AGENDA

10 a.m. to Noon. Garden Walk: Walking Tour and Discussion of the Uses of Medicinal Plants
Location: Dorothy Bradley Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden, COP

Noon-1:30 p.m. Alan Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture

In Quest of Tomorrow's Medicines from Native Plants of the Prairie
Speaker: Barbara Timmermann, PhD
Distinguished University Professor & Chair, Dept. of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy
Location: Room 134-2, COP

Lecture Objectives:

-Understand the history and current status of the search for new natural products from plant biodiversity

-Discuss the worldwide and local extent of use of botanical dietary supplements and plant-based pharmaceutical drugs

-Understand the steps involved in the systematic isolation and chemical characterization of biologically active molecules for human health

1:30-3 p.m. Garden Walk: Walking Tour and Discussion of the Uses of Medicinal Plants
Location: Dorothy Bradley Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden, COP

About the Garden: Named in memory of Dorothy Bradley Atkins, BS '45, the medicinal plan garden was created in 1999 with a $1 million gift from her husband, Dr. Robert Atkins. As the daughter of a pharmacist and a graduate of the UIC College of Pharmacy herself, Dorothy Bradley Atkins had a lifetime interest in Pharmacognosy. Today, the garden serves as a resource for education and research at the UIC College of Pharmacy, as well as providing a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

About the Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture: Alan Lesniewicz, who suffered an untimely death in the early spring of 2008, was employed by the University of Illinois at Chicago for more than 16 years. His wife, Cherise A. Greski-Lesniewicz, worked for the University for more than 25 years. Both Alan and Cherise believed firmly in the power of medicinals and in the importance of educating the public about the benefits of taking natural approaches to solving medical problems. Mrs. Greski-Lesniewicz wanted to recognize Alan by a gift to the College in his name.

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