On March 5, 2020, the American Botanical Council (ABC) announced that Mary L. Hardy, MD is the recipient of the 2019 Fredi Kronenberg Excellence in Research and Education in Botanicals for Women’s Health Award. Dr Hardy is a member of ISURA’s Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC). She is board certified in internal medicine, specializes in botanical and integrative medicine, and is a leader in integrative oncology. For more than 25 years, in both her practice and research, Dr Hardy has combined complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) with Western medicine.
The ABC Fredi Kronenberg Award was created in 2018 and named in honor of distinguished researcher, educator, and longtime ABC Board of Trustees member Fredi Kronenberg, PhD, who died in April 2017. Kronenberg dedicated her professional life to the study of medicinal plants and phytomedicines for women’s health conditions. She was particularly interested in phytoestrogen-containing botanicals, such as black cohosh (Actaea racemosa), for the treatment of menopause symptoms.