2021 Press Releases
Media Advisory: NIH lecture to explore social technologies and their data in predicting and changing health-related behaviors
October 20, 2021
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will present a virtual lecture on November 2, 2021, from 1–2 p.m. ET. This lecture is the fall 2021 offering in NCCIH’s Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series. Dr. Sean D. Young, University of California, Irvine, will present his innovative NIH-supported research and discuss the state of the science.
NIH research projects on interoception to improve understanding of brain-body function
September 3, 2021
The National Institutes of Health is awarding seven projects a total of $18.15 million over five years for a new effort focused on interoception—the ways in which organisms sense and regulate signals within their bodies. Interoception is not well understood and is a new area of research focus for NIH. This coordinated effort, which involves multiple NIH Institutes and Centers, will address critical knowledge gaps and challenges in understanding interoception that are not tackled by other major NIH research initiatives.
NIH-funded study suggests a single skills-based session on pain management packs a punch
August 16, 2021
A single two-hour session of a pain management skills class could offer as much benefit as eight sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for patients experiencing chronic low-back pain (CLBP), suggests a study published in JAMA Network Open.
Media Advisory: NIH to host spring lecture series on integrative approaches for addressing pain and mental health
April 13, 2021
NCCIH will present two virtual lectures in spring 2021 as part of its Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series.
NIH networks to advance emotional well-being research
February 1, 2021
Five new research networks totaling $3.13 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health will allow investigators to refine and test key concepts that advance the study of emotional well-being.