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Kudolo's Ginkgo biloba work earns top honors

George Kudolo, Ph.D., associate professor of clinical laboratory sciences at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSC), earned the Osher Award for Best Presentation in Basic Science at the International Scientific Conference for Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Medical Research.

Dr. Kudolo, a researcher in the UTHSC School of Allied Health Sciences, presented his research on the effects of Ginkgo biloba on thromboxane B2 production in platelets harvested from type 2 diabetic patients. Dr. Kudolo is working to identify which ingredients in Ginkgo biloba inhibit platelet aggregation, a component of the process more commonly known as blood clotting.

Six Osher Awards were given for best presentation in various scientific categories. Dr. Kudolo was one of only 12 researchers selected to present material at the two-and-a-half-day conference. The meeting, sponsored by the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco and the Harvard Medical School Osher Institute, drew 250 abstracts from scientists.

Contact: Aileen Salinas