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Past Blog Posts

NIH Funding for Research on Suicide Predictors and Prevention

August 2, 2017

Eve Reider, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Eve Reider discusses an NIH FOA that focuses on linking data from health care system records to mortality data to obtain a more accurate understanding of risk factors related to suicide.
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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

NIH Repays Your Student Loans! Apply September 1 – November 15, 2017

July 13, 2017

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

NIH's Loan Repayment Programs can help some early-stage researchers repay their student loan debt. This blog post explains how NCCIH participates in the programs.
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D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

Showcasing Cutting-Edge Research on Natural Products

June 7, 2017

D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Craig Hopp discusses NCCIH's focus on natural products research.
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Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Tips from NCCIH’s Office of Scientific Review for Responding to the New Clinical Trial Funding Announcements

May 30, 2017

Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Martina Schmidt, Chief of the NCCIH Office of Scientific Review, discusses required elements for new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs).
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David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

Collaborating to Support Research on a Promising Smoking Cessation Treatment

May 24, 2017

David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

Dr. David Shurtleff discusses NCCIH's support of research on cytisine, a natural product for smoking cessation.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

A Crescendo of Interest and Research in Music and Health

May 18, 2017

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH Director of Extramural Research Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses NIH/NCCIH funding opportunities in music and art therapies.
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Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.

NCCIH Reissues Funding Initiatives for Phased Awards of Mechanistic Studies To Optimize Mind and Body Interventions

May 8, 2017

Wen Chen, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Wen Chen discusses two Program Announcements (PARs) that direct research attention toward investigating the mechanisms by which mind and body interventions might work, as well as strategies to optimize these interventions.
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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Finding Funding for the Building Blocks of Natural Product Clinical Trials

May 4, 2017

Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H

Find out more about a new series of funding opportunity announcements for investigator-initiated clinical trials, and register for this May 9 webinar: New NCCIH Funding Opportunities for Natural Products Clinical Trials.
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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Uses and Misuses of Pilot Studies

April 20, 2017

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses the purpose of pilot studies and points to NCCIH's new "Framework for Developing and Testing Mind and Body Interventions."
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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Show Me the Money! Finding Funding to Study the Clinical Effects of Mind and Body Interventions

April 19, 2017

Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H

Perspectives from Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. on research results, controversies, and funding opportunities in complementary and integrative health.
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