Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
Founded in 1982, the Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences (PCRPS) is an internationally renowned research center for the study of biologically active natural products. The PCRPS was established to bring together interested faculty within the University of Illinois to pursue research and development projects collaboratively that are pertinent to the biomedical sciences in general and the pharmaceutical sciences in particular.
UIC/NIH Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements Research
The UIC/NIH Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements (UIC Botanical Center) has been studying Botanical Dietary Supplements for safety, health and well-being since 1999 when it was founded with the support of NIH’s Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).
UIC WHO Collaborating Centre Chicago
The World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy (WHO CC/TRM, UIC) is one of 21 such designated centers in the World.
Atkins Medicinal Garden
The Dorothy Bradley Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden offers a unique venue for trainees and visitors to learn about medicinal plants and their historic and current uses.
NAtural PRoducts ALERT or NAPRALERT® is a relational database of natural products. Ethnomedical, pharmacological, and biochemical information on extracts of organisms from in vitro, in situ, in vivo, in humans (case reports, non-clinical trials) and clinical studies are included. In addition, similar information is available for metabolites from natural sources.
International Cooperative Biodiversity Group
This UIC-based Vietnam-Laos ICBG (International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups) program ran from 1998 to 2012. Funding support was provided by the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health (NIH grants 1UO1 TW001015 01; 2UO1 TW001015 06; 3UO1-TW001015-10S1 & 10S2).
Medicinal Plants of Laos
The purpose of this website is to provide information about medicinal plants of Laos, based on collaborative research between scientists at the Institute of Traditional Medicine, Ministry of Health, Vientiane, Lao PDR and scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Medicinal Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medical Ethnobotany group, College of Pharmacy, Chicago, USA.
Herbarium documentation of these plants are in deposit at the Herbarium of the Institute of Traditional Medicine and at the Herbarium of the Field Museum, Chicago, USA.