The goal is to promote the dissemination of scientifically-sound information about natural products use to lay audiences.
Programs usually last for one hour and are comprised of an informal discussion that is organized to foster interactions and facilitate the exchange of information between the lay public and basic and clinical scientists. The first half of each program consists of a short presentation, who may be a scientist, clinician, and/or member of a relevant community group. Following the presentation, the second half of each program is a question-and-answer session that allows the audience to interact with the speaker to further explore the implications of the topic being discussed.
November, 2009 - "Understanding Side-Effects of Cancer Chemotherapy at the Molecular Level" by Randy Wadkins, Ph.D.
August, 2009 - “Alternative Medicine” by Zia Shariat-Madar, Ph.D.
June, 2009 - “Phytochemicals, Medicinal Herbs, Nutritional Supplements, and Cardiovascular Health” by David Wedge, Ph.D.
May, 2009 - “ Utilization of Natural Products for Treatment of Drug Abuse/Addiction ” by Christopher McCurdy, Ph.D.
August, 2007 - “Would You Like Some Acrylamide With Your Fries” by Abir El-Alfy, Ph.D.
July, 2007 - "Hypertension - When Silence is Not Golden" by Robert Speth, Ph.D. and Jean Gispen, M.D.
June, 2007 - "Medication Development - Cancer Drugs" by Dale Nagle, Ph.D. and David Pasco, Ph.D.
May, 2007 - "Parkinson's - Life after Diagnosis" by John Tait, M.D. and Harry Sneed
March, 2007 - "Alzheimer's - It's Effects on the Family!" by Jo Ann O'Quin, Ph.D. and Larry Walker, Ph.D.
February, 2007 - "Dietary Supplements - The REAL Skinny!" by Ikhlas Khan, Ph.D. and Charles Hufford, Ph.D.
January, 2007 - "The Myth of the Natural - Why Natural Isn't Always Safer" by Larry Walker, Ph.D., Edward Croom, Ph.D., Nisa Sangasubana, Ph.D., and Susan Manly, Ph.D.