Functional food consultant to speak on campusDr. Cedric Baker will speak on “Functional Phytochemicals
in Plant-Based Foods for Chemoprevention” at Harding
University Monday, April 4. The event is free and open to the public,
beginning at 7 p.m. in the American Heritage Auditorium on campus.
The Central Arkansas Section of the American Chemical Society and the
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy are
the event sponsors.
Baker holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University College
of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Atlanta, where he is now an adjunct
clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice. Baker also has
additional graduate-level training in ethnobotany and
ethnopharmacology as well as advanced research training in cancer
prevention, functional foods and phytochemistry.
Baker’s specialty is in the ethnopharmacy applications of
pharmaconutrition with traditional functional/medicinal foods and
phytomedicines from Asian food ways and traditional medical systems.
His current research interests include spice use in the traditional
therapeutic systems of Southeast Asia with a focus on Zingiberaceae
species used in Traditional Thai Medicine (Thailand), Ramueng
(Malaysia), and Jamu (Indonesia).
For more information, contact Dr. Ed Wilson, Harding professor of
chemistry, at 501-279-4513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.