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NCCIH Research Blog

NCCIH blogs about research developments related to complementary health practices. Check in regularly to keep up with the latest findings.

Inna Belfer, M.D., Ph.D.

NCCIH-Supported Research Advances Understanding of How the Brain Clears Waste

February 28, 2024

Inna Belfer, M.D., Ph.D.

Are you interested in learning more about how the brain removes waste products through the glymphatic and meningeal lymphatic systems?

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Dr. Eric Garland Will Present Keynote Talk at NIH Emotional Well-Being Investigator Meeting

February 26, 2024

NCCIH Research Blog Team

On March 18, 2024, Eric Garland, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., will present the keynote talk “Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement Builds Emotional Well-Being by Restructuring Reward, Meaning, and Self” at the 2024 Annual Emotional Well-Being (EWB) Investigator Meeting.

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Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Webinars, Videos, and Other Resources To Help You With NIH Grants and Funding

February 7, 2024

Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Free information resources are available to help applicants, grantees, and their colleagues apply for NIH grants

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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

Join Us at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health in Cleveland

January 18, 2024

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

NCCIH will lead a variety of sessions at the in-person 2024 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH) in Cleveland, Ohio, from April 9 through April 13, 2024.

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Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

January Council Meeting To Include Talks on Native American Traditional Practices and Spirituality

December 27, 2023

Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Join us online on January 19 for the open session of the National Advisory Council on Complementary and Integrative Health meeting.

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Inna Belfer, M.D., Ph.D.

When and How To Contact NCCIH Program Directors for Help

December 21, 2023

Inna Belfer, M.D., Ph.D.

If you plan to apply for a grant from NCCIH or if you’ve submitted a grant application, NCCIH program directors can be an excellent resource for you.

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Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Updated NIH Guidance Regarding Research With Foreign Collaborators

December 1, 2023

Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Dr. Martina Schmidt reviews several National Institutes of Health policy documents from 2023 that give guidance on collaborating with foreign researchers.

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Dr. Patrick Still

Funding Opportunity for a Resource Center for Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research—Technical Assistance Webinar on January 25, 2024

November 28, 2023

Patrick Still, Ph.D.

Learn about an NIH funding opportunity for a resource center to help investigators interested in studying cannabis or cannabinoids

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Sekai Chideya-Chihota, M.D., M.P.H.

Funding Opportunity for Feasibility Trials of Music-Based Interventions for Brain Disorders of Aging—Webinar on December 19

November 21, 2023

Sekai Chideya, M.D., M.P.H.

This webinar will provide information about a new funding opportunity—Feasibility Trials of the NIH Music-based Interventions Toolkit for Brain Disorders of Aging—to support proof-of-concept trials guided by the NIH MBI toolkit.

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Lecture To Feature Heart-Brain Interactions and Reducing CVD Risks, Including via Integrative Health

November 2, 2023

NCCIH Research Blog Team

Lecture by Dr. Ahmed Tawakol, cardiologist and researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital, will discuss heart-brain interactions; stress; depression and anxiety; connections with cardiovascular disease (CVD); and lifestyle practices to lower one's risks for CVD.

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