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Dr. Angela Calderón, associate professor in the Harrison College of Pharmacy's Department of Drug Discovery and Development, was recently invited to serve as a member of United States Pharmacopeia, or USP’s, Botanical Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines – Pan-America Expert Panel. This panel is responsible for monitoring and considering science, technical, and policy issues associated with monographs and candidate reference standard materials for herbal ingredients, with emphasis on articles used in the traditional systems in the Pan-American region.

The expert panel provides recommendations to the USP Botanical Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines Expert Committee for the inclusion of the corresponding candidate articles into the different USP compendia, including USP-NF and Herbal Medicines Compendium, or HMC. Learn more about USP at https://www.usp.org/.