Pharmacist Clell Fowles and Dr. William Keller will give an alternative health seminar at from 6 until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6, in Albright Auditorium. The last 45 minutes each night will be for questions and answers. The topics are “The Top Ten Prescribed Drugs in America and Their Natural Alternatives” and “When Cells Go Crazy: The Consequences of Cellular Damage, and Paw Paw,” which involves studies done at Purdue on Paw Paw and its effect on abnormal cells.
Working as a pharmacist for the past 15 years, Fowles brings an integrative approach to the use of nutritional supplements and the proper role of herbs. In pharmacy practice his area of clinical expertise was concentrated in nutritional supplementation and clinical investigation and research. Fowles has been extensively involved in natural product research and new product research. He is the author of “Drugs and Natural Alternatives,” which explores the ways in which natural alternatives might be employed to aid the most common ailments for which medications are prescribed.
Dr. Keller has been active in research, teaching, and service since 1972, and is a member of the American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP), the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS). His primary research interest revolves around the isolation, characterization, and biosynthesis of pharmacologically active compounds from higher plants. Another focuses on herbal medicines and their formulations, and researching potentially dangerous herb/drug, herb/food, and herb/herb interactions. Dr. Keller has more than 60 research papers published in refereed scientific journals, and has been awarded 22 research grants from federal, state, and private funding agencies. He was appointed professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Syracuse University School of Pharmacy in 1995. Dr. Keller has worked for Nature’s Sunshine since 2001.