Tieraona Low Dog, MD, received the first annual Fredi Kronenberg Award for Excellence in Research and Education in Botanicals for Women’s Health.
“I am honored, and humbled, to receive the inaugural Fredi Kronenberg award from the American Botanical Council,” said Dr Low Dog, who accepted the award via video. “I share [this award] with all of my colleagues who are dedicated to using the best of scientific research and traditional wisdom to improve the lives of women through the gifts of herbal medicine.”
“Dr. Low Dog much deserves this inaugural ABC Fredi Kronenberg Award,” said Stefan Gafner, PhD, ABC’s chief science officer. “She has made countless contributions to improve women’s health through lifestyle interventions and herbal medicine in everyday practice as a physician, through publication of scientific texts, and presentations and discussions at symposia, trade events, and on TV shows. Without a doubt, she has been one of the most impactful people in the area of herbal supplements and women’s health over the past two decades.”
The award is named in honor of distinguished researcher, educator, and longtime ABC Board of Trustees member Fredi Kronenberg, PhD, who passed away in April 2017
“The ABC Board of Trustees believed that establishing an award in Fredi’s name was an appropriate way to honor Fredi’s extensive professional commitment to research in and integration of herbs and phytomedicines in women’s health, both in self-care and health care” said ABC Founder and Executive Director Mark Blumenthal. “It was clear to ABC that our friend and colleague Dr. Low Dog, due to her considerable educational efforts in the growing area of botanicals in women’s health, should be the initial recipient of this award.”