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The Annual Atkins Garden Walk at the UIC College of Pharmacy

The Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden hosts an annual Garden Walk that is open to the UIC community and the Public

Faculty and scientists in pharmacognosy of the UIC Botanical Center at the UIC College of Pharmacy organize the Annual Atkins Garden Walk. The event involves a guided tour through the Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden as well as a lecture by an expert on a topic related to medicinal plants and/or plants used for human health. The event is hosted every year, typically in July/August by the UIC College of Pharmacy and organized in collaboration with the Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences (PCRPS), a research Center at the College.

History of the Atkins Garden Walks and Lectures Heading link

2020 (14th Garden Walk | Virtual Event)

Led by the Director of the Atkins Garden, Dr. Doel Soejarto, and organized by the following pharmacognosy experts and contributors: Dr. Bethany Elkinton, Dr. James G. Graham, Dr. Jonathan Bisson, Dr. Bernhard Santarsiero, and Dr. Guido Pauli.

2019 (13th Garden Walk)

Superfruits – Why are they good for you? presented by Dr. David Seigler

2018 (12th Garden Walk)

What is in a name? The complexity of Medicinal Plant Products presented by Dr. Joseph Betz

2017 (11th Garden Walk)

no speaker

2016 (10th Garden Walk)

Medicinal plants in relation to diet: global ethnobotanical and laboratory insights for the health of contemporary North Americans presented by Dr. Timothy Johns

2015 (9th Garden Walk)

Medical Ethnobotany and the Discovery of New Drugs for Antibiotic Resistance Infections
presented by Dr. Cassandra L. Quave

2014 (8th Garden Walk)

Understanding Traditional Healing Plants of Tropical Rainforest in Northern South America
presented by Dr. Memory Elvin-Lewis

2013 (7th Garden Walk)

In Quest of Tomorrow’s Medicine from Native Plants of the Prairie
presented by Dr. Barbara Timmermann

2012 (6th Garden Walk)

Ethnobotany and the Discovery of New Drugs
presented by Dr. Paul A. Cox

2011 (5th Garden Walk)

Recent Advances in the Development of Anticancer Agents from Plants and Other Natural Sources
presented by Dr. Gordon M. Cragg

2010 (4th Garden Walk)

From Folk Medicine to Phytomedicine: Medicinal Plants in the Modern World
presented by Steven Foster

2009 (3rd Garden Walk)

Conservation & Preservation of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants: Effects of Climate Change & Direct Human Activity & Solutions
presented by Mark Blumenthal

2008 (2nd Garden Walk)

various speakers during 2-day event

2007 (1st Garden Walk)

various speakers during 2-day event