Puyallup, WA, June 9, 2005 -- Alexander Schauss, Ph.D., director of natural and medicinal products research for the American Institute for Biosocial and Medical Research, was presented with the 2005 Linus Pauling Lecture Award by the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the medical sciences. The award is in honor of Dr. Linus Pauling, the only person in the world to have won two unshared Nobel Prizes, in 1954 for Chemistry and in 1962 for Peace.
"Linus Pauling inspired me to go into research on nutrients and nutraceutical ingredients back in the 1970s, and I greatly respect and admire his work" stated Schauss. "I am honored to receive this award in recognition of my ongoing research in the field of integrative medicine."
Schauss was selected to receive the 2005 Linus Pauling Lecture Award by a committee at ACAM and was presented with the award at ACAM¹s spring conference in Orlando, Fla.
Schauss is director of natural and medicinal products research for the American Institute for Biosocial and Medical Research, Inc. in Tacoma, Wash., where he has been the lead scientist for 25 years. A former professor of natural products research and associate professor of research at two academic institutions, he is currently adjunct research professor of botanical medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Ore. He has served on several NIH advisory councils, been a reviewer of botanical monographs for the U.S. Pharmacopeia Convention (USP) and the International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database maintained through an interagency partnership with the Food and Nutrition Information Center, National Agricultural Library, NIH Office of Dietary Supplements and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Schauss has studied nutrition and botanical medicine for over 30 years. He has been the author/co-author of more than a 100 scientific papers in a diverse range of journals, and recently completed his twelfth book, on the subject of intra-abdominal obesity in males. Schauss earned his undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque and California Coast University in Santa Ana, respectively.
ACAM is a not-for-profit medical society dedicated to educating physicians and other health care professionals on the latest scientific research and emerging breakthroughs in integrative medicine. Celebrating more than a quarter century of service, ACAM represents more than 1,000 physicians in 30 countries. ACAM is the largest and oldest organization of its kind in the world dedicated exclusively to advancing the field of medicine by educating physicians about groundbreaking research and scientific discoveries in integrative medicine. For more information visit www.acam.org.
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