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Alabama A&M professor honored for role on UAE committee

HUNTSVILLE — An Alabama A&M University professor was honored recently for serving on a prestigious committee in United Arab Emirates.

Dr. Srinvasa Rao Mentreddy, AAMU professor of biological and environmental sciences, was invited to play a key role and to help ensure the integrity of the 2nd Sheikh Zayed International Award for Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine in October 2022 in the United Arabs Emirates.  The award is named in honor of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE founder and statesman credited for major contributions to healthcare around the world.

Mentreddy was awarded for serving as a reviewer for the Sheikh Zayed TCAM Center and for being a judge on the scientific committee for screening nominees for the research award.

The awards recognized the eminent TCAM academics, scientists, and UAE TCAM physicians for their distinguished contributions to improving the quality of life for humanity. More than 200 people attended the ceremony, including members of the royal family, ministers, Board of Trustees of Sheikh Zayed TCAM, ambassadors of several countries, and scientists and TCAM practitioners from around the world.

Taking advantage of his proximity to Kuwait, Mentreddy also visited the Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research, where he visited the Center and discussed research collaborations focusing on turmeric and basil.

A few years prior to serving on the scientific committee, Dr. Mentreddy reviewed a 400-page encyclopedia of medicinal plants in the United Arab Emirates published by the Sheikh Zayed TCAM Center.


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