ABC Board of Trustees member, Peggy Brevoort announced that the Fredi Kronenberg Award for Excellence in Botanicals for Women’s Health to Aviva Romm, MD.
The Fredi Kronenberg Award, which was first awarded in 2018 to Tieraona Low Dog, MD, is named in honor of distinguished researcher, educator, and longtime ABC Board of Trustees member Fredi Kronenberg, PhD, who passed away in April 2017. Kronenberg dedicated her professional life to the study of medicinal plants and phytomedicines for women’s health conditions, and was particularly interested in phytoestrogen-containing botanicals, such as black cohosh (Actaea racemosa), for the treatment of menopause symptoms.
Kronenberg was a champion of integrative medicine and co-founded a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) center at Columbia University: the first CAM program at an Ivy League school. For 10 years, she also co-directed an onsite five-day continuing education course for physicians and other health care providers interested in botanical medicine.