Discover why Mark Blumenthal (founder of ABC, board advisor, and serial entrepreneur) is hiring an executive director, and why he retained all his team members during the pandemic (14 minutes).
CEO BLINDSPOTS PODCAST GUEST: Mark Blumenthal, the founder of the American Botanical Council. ABC is partnered with the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia and the University of Mississippi’s National Center for Natural Product Research, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center of Excellence in botanical laboratory analysis.
Mark is a former advisor to the Center for Alternative Medicine at the University of Texas at Houston, School of Public Health, and a member of the original steering committee of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia. He has also served on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Integrative Therapies in Pharmaceutical Care for the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Programs at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
He has consulted on the final draft of the World Health Organization’s “Guidelines for the Assessment of Herbal Medicines”, and has testified before the Presidential Commission, the White House Commission, and the House Subcommittee on Government Reform in the U.S. Congress speaking on regulation of herbal medicines.
In addition, Mark is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of HerbalGram, an international peer-reviewed quarterly journal, and he co-authored the English translation of Rational Phytotherapy: A Reference Guide for Physicians and Pharmacists, 5th ed. (a leading text book in German medical and pharmacy schools).
Mark is the recipient of numerous awards in the fields of medicinal plants, natural foods, and natural health. He received recognitions that included the “Hall of Fame”, “Industry Innovator” and “Lifetime Leadership” awards. Mark continues to be a sought-after guest on radio and television talk shows and has appeared on an estimated 400 programs.
For six years, Mark was an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the College of Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin, teaching a course entitled “Herbs and Phytomedicines in Today’s Pharmacy”.
For more information about Mark Blumenthal and the American Botanical Counsil, visit; https://www.herbalgram.org/about-us/#VisionMission
To apply for the Executive Director opening, visit; https://www.herbalgram.org/news/press-releases/2021/open-letter-from-mark-blumenthal-re-abcs-bright-future/
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