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AHPA Announces Winners of 2010 AHPA Awards


March 8, 2010 - The American Herbal Products Association's (AHPA) is proud to announce the winners of its fifth annual AHPA Awards to recognize individuals and companies making substantive, positive contributions to the herbal products industry.

Dr. Ikhlas Khan, Ph.D.,
Assistant Director,
National Center for Natural Products Research and
Professor of Pharmacognosy,
University of Mississippi

AHPA honors Dr. Ikhlas Khan with the Herbal Insight award for furthering the knowledge and understanding of medicinal and aromatic plants. Dr. Khan's efforts on behalf of herbal knowledge include his commitment to fostering the research of future generations of botanical scientists, enhancing knowledge of botanicals among regulators through his role as Director of the FDA Center for Excellence in Botanicals at the National Center for Natural Products Research, and contributing to the growing body of science on botanicals. Dr. Khan's primary research interests include analytical fingerprinting for standardization of herbal products, and bio-analytical approaches to improvement of product quality and safety. He is the author or co-author over 300 original research articles, publications, or reviews. He also serves as the Director for Sino-US TCM Research Center and as the Director of the Center for Research of Indian Systems of Medicine (CRISM). Born in Amroha, India, Dr. Khan received his masters in organic chemistry in 1982 (from the Aligarh Muslim University in Aligarh, India). In 1987, he received his doctorate in pharmacy from the Institute for Pharmaceutical Biology in Munich.