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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.

May 23, 2022

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Program Director

Clinical Research in Complementary and Integrative Health Branch

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

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Melissa Trevino, Ph.D.

Health Program Specialist

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Are you a student or predoctoral or postdoctoral candidate wanting to develop your research career? Are you a principal investigator (PI) on a National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)-funded award wanting to enhance the diversity of your lab by recruiting and supporting trainees from diverse backgrounds? Are you looking to re-establish your career in research?

NCCIH has a strong commitment to support the development of a diverse and well-trained research workforce and encourages you to apply to one of the following supplemental funding opportunities to 1) enhance the diversity among predoctoral and postdoctoral candidates, NOT-AT-21-013; 2) promote diversity in health-related research, PA-21-071; and 3) support research experiences for individuals with high potential to re-enter or re-integrate into an active research career, NOT-OD-21-134. This blog post describes the unique features of these new supplemental funding opportunities.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health T32 Supplement Program for Pre- and Postdoctoral Candidates From Diverse Backgrounds (NOT-AT-21-013)

  • NCCIH aims to support developing research careers and enhance diversity and inclusion among T32 trainees. This supplement supports research experiences for predoctoral and postdoctoral students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds as described in the Notice of the National Institutes of Health’s Interest in Diversity: grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-031.html
  • For PIs of NCCIH-funded T32 training programs, this supplement facilitates the recruitment and training of promising scientists from diverse backgrounds to participate in the research training program. 
  • For scholars, this supplement will support research training and can provide an excellent entry point for a research career.
  • Application due dates: Beginning of January and July every year until the expiration date.

Research Supplements To Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (PA-21-071)

  • NCCIH aims to enhance the diversity of the research workforce by supporting students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research, to gain research experience on a funded grant. This supplement is also available to PI(s) of research grants who are or become disabled and need additional support to accommodate their disability in order to continue to work on the research project. 
  • For funded PIs, this supplement is an important approach to support diversity in trainees who are interested in research and obtain additional resources for funded research projects.
  • For scholars, this supplement will support your research training and can provide an excellent entry point for a research career.
  • Application due dates: Beginning of January, April, July, and October every year until the expiration date.

Research Supplements To Promote Re-Entry and Re-Integration Into Health-Related Research Careers (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (NOT-OD-21-134)

  • NCCIH recognizes it is challenging to re-enter research after having a leave of absence or re-integrating from an unsafe or discriminatory environment into a new, safer, and more supportive research environment. This supplement supports full-time or part-time research experiences for individuals with high potential to re-enter or re-integrate into an active research career.
  • For funded PIs, this supplement is an important approach to support the development of research careers and obtain additional resources for funded research projects.
  • For scholars, this supplement will provide a continuation of research training by supporting re-entering or re-integrating into the research workforce.
  • Application due dates: Beginning of January, April, July, and October every year until the expiration date.  

We encourage NCCIH grantees to apply to one of these opportunities. Carefully review the supplemental funding opportunity, determine your eligibility, and align your application with the purpose, objective, and scope presented in the supplement. Don’t forget to reach out to program staff for questions!

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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

NCCIH Supports Research Training for Complementary and Integrative Health Practitioners

May 20, 2022

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

NCCIH provides opportunities for complementary and integrative health clinician-scientists to advance their careers.
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Inna Belfer, M.D., Ph.D.

June 1–2 NIH Pain Consortium Symposium Will Highlight Whole Person Health Approach for Pain Management

May 13, 2022

Inna Belfer, M.D., Ph.D.

A whole person health approach to pain management represents a new paradigm in thinking and developing effective treatment strategies. It is central to our understanding of the multiple interconnected factors that influence both pain and its management.
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Two Lectures To Explore Aspects of the Emerging Science on Emotional Well-Being

May 6, 2022

NCCIH Research Blog Team

Virtual lectures on May 18 and June 23 will feature feature Michelle Y. Martin, Ph.D., and Elissa Epel, Ph.D., discussing their research and work on emotional well-being.
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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

May 13th Advisory Council Meeting To Highlight Clinical Trials on Stress and NIDCR

April 29, 2022

Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

The National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health, NCCIH, NIH, will meet on May 13, 2022. Highlights include a presentation by the director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and a mini-symposium on impactful clinical trials on stress.
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Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

How You Can Help Your Application Move Successfully Through Review: Part I

April 27, 2022

Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Dr. Martina Schmidt of NCCIH, NIH, provides Part I of her recommendations on how to create a grant application that has more of a chance of moving through various review processes successfully.
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Join Us April 26 and 27 for “Precision Probiotic Therapies—Challenges and Opportunities”

April 19, 2022

Hye-Sook Kim, Ph.D.

I hope you can join us on April 26 and 27 for the 2-day virtual workshop “Precision Probiotic Therapies—Challenges and Opportunities,” co-sponsored by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS).
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April 25 Lecture To Explore Kratom’s Therapeutic Potential in Opioid Addiction

April 4, 2022

NCCIH Research Blog Team

Dr. Christopher McCurdy, University of Florida College of Pharmacy, will give a virtual lecture on kratom, and the science on its potential to be helpful in ending the opioid epidemic. Presented by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

Join Us at the In-Person International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health May 23–26

April 1, 2022

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

You’ll find much to learn, discuss, and share at the in-person 2022 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH), to be held in Phoenix, Arizona, from May 23 through May 26, 2022.
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Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Tips for Grant Applicants During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Part II

March 24, 2022

Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Schmidt shares tips and guidelines for researchers submitting applications during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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