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Past Blog Posts

Funding Opportunity for Research on Biological Signatures of Gut-Derived Metabolites

January 10, 2018

Did our parents have the right idea when they told us to eat more fruits and vegetables? Maybe so! Evidence has begun to build that the foods we eat (including the natural compounds in fruits and veggies), the flora in our digestive systems, and our basic biological functions all intersect to influence our overall heal
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Hello From NCCIH's New Leadership Team

December 7, 2017

Hello from NCCIH’s new leadership team! In this message, Acting Director David Shurtleff and Acting Deputy Director Wendy Weber introduce themselves and highlight NCCIH’s research interests and resources.
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Robin Elizabeth Boineau, M.D., M.A.

Grant Funding Available for Behavioral Interventions for Prevention of Opioid Use Disorder and as an Adjunct to Medication-Assisted Treatment

November 30, 2017

Robin Elizabeth Boineau, M.D., M.A.

In this research blog, Drs. Robin Boineau (NCCIH) and Kimberly Johnson (SAMHSA) discuss a new funding initiative to examine the impact of behavioral interventions for opioid addiction within the context of states’ plans for use of Opioid STR grant funds.
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Leaving the Center in Good Hands

November 14, 2017

Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Josephine Briggs reviews her time as Director of NCCIH and discusses the Center's focus on pain research.
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The NIH Collaboratory Launches a New Resource on Methods and Best Practices for Pragmatic Clinical Trials

November 3, 2017

In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses The Living Textbook, a researcher-friendly compendium of information for designing, planning, and implementing pragmatic clinical trials.
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In Praise of Scientific Curiosity

October 24, 2017

Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

Dr. Josephine Briggs, who recently stepped down as NCCIH Director, reflects on the NCCIH research portfolio and scientific curiosity.
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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

Federal Strategies To Address Opioid Epidemic Among Talks To Be Streamed at Oct. 6 Advisory Council Meeting

October 4, 2017

Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

NCCIH's National Advisory Council to meet Friday, October 6, 2017; agenda includes panel titled "The National Pain Strategy and Federal Pain Research Strategy―Response to the Prescription Opioid Epidemic."
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Welcoming New Projects and Partners to Address Pain in the Military Population

September 21, 2017

I am proud to announce NIH’s newest interagency research initiative on pain management in military service members and veterans.
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​​​​​​​How To Select the Right FOA for Fall 2017 Human Subjects Grant Applications

September 20, 2017

If you are planning to submit a grant application that includes human subjects to NCCIH this fall, we want to help you select the best funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to use.
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