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Merav Sabri, Ph.D.

Changes to SBIR-STTR Programs Are Here

June 28, 2019

Merav Sabri, Ph.D.

Learn about changes to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
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David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

Workshop Summary Outlines Current Landscape and Future Prospects for Cannabis Research

May 10, 2019

David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

NCCIH Deputy Director Dr. David Shurtleff discusses a recent NCCIH-sponsored symposium on cannabinoid research in this blog post.
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Dave Clark, Dr.P.H.

HEAL Initiative Funding Opportunities for Behavioral Research

January 7, 2019

Dave Clark, Dr.P.H.

In this blog post, NCCIH's Dr. Dave Clark describes several HEAL ((Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM) funding opportunities.
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Helene Langevin, M.D.

All-Hands-on-Deck: NCCIH Needs You To Respond to the NIH HEAL Initiative

December 10, 2018

Helene Langevin, M.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH director Dr. Helene Langevin and deputy director Dr. David Shurtleff discuss the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-Term) Initiative and NCCIH's participation in the project.
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Richard L. Nahin, Ph.D., M.P.H.

The Importance of Epidemiology to NCCIH

December 4, 2018

Richard L. Nahin, Ph.D., M.P.H.

In this blog post, Dr. Richard Nahin, lead epidemiologist at NCCIH, discusses the importance of studying trends in populations and how that relates to complementary and integrative practices, as well as the study of chronic pain.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

New Report Reflects NCCIH Research Interest in Emotional Well-being

October 17, 2018

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses an NIH/NCCIH research initiative to advance the study of emotional well-being.
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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Last Call: Opportunity to Provide Input to NIH for Back Pain Consortium Research Program by October 18, 2018

October 15, 2018

Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H

Given our Center’s longstanding interests in funding rigorous research of complementary and integrative health approaches for pain, we are enthusiastic about a potential new translational research initiative that will address the need for effective and personalized therapies for chronic low back pain – the NIH Back Pai
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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

Interaction with Evidence-based Guidelines a Featured Topic in October 5th Advisory Council Meeting

September 24, 2018

Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Partap Khalsa highlights key presentations and concepts to be discussed at the October 5, 2019 meeting of the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

A Note on NCCIH Activities Related to Music, Health, and Child Development

September 6, 2018

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this research blog, Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses an upcoming FOA that promotes research on music and health.
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Anita McRae-Williams, M.A.

Looking Back, Looking Forward: NCCIH at 20

April 25, 2018

Anita McRae-Williams, M.A.

In this blog post, NCCIH Outreach Program Manager Anita McRae-Williams discusses some milestones in NCCIH history, and calls attention to an upcoming retrospective session at the upcoming International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health.
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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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Catherine Meyers, M.D.

The NIH Collaboratory Launches a New Resource on Methods and Best Practices for Pragmatic Clinical Trials

November 3, 2017

Catherine Meyers, M.D.

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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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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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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Partnering on Pain Research: NIH, DoD, and VA Announce Pain Management Collaboratory Funding Initiative

January 4, 2017

Eve Reider, Ph.D.

NIH, DoD, VA join forces to explore nonpharmacologic approaches to complement current strategies for pain management.
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David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

BRAIN Initiative Researchers Meet to Share Progress

December 9, 2016

David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

Learn about the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative, an effort to develop new tools and technologies to understand the healthy and diseased brain.
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David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

New Funding Opportunity for Centers of Excellence

August 8, 2016

David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH Deputy Director Dr. David Shurtleff discusses the new Center of Excellence for Research on Complementary and Integrative Health (CERCIH) program to promote synergistic research.
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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

New Focus on Innovative Clinical Trial Designs

June 21, 2016

Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H

One of NCCIH's top scientific priorities involves assessing complementary health approaches via clinical trials that use innovative study designs.
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Can Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches Improve Health Across the Lifespan?

June 16, 2016

Eve Reider, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Eve Reider discusses NCCIH initiatives that may help determine if and how complementary and integrative health approaches may contribute to disease prevention and health promotion across the lifespan.
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Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.

What Can We Learn by Studying Neurobiological Effects and Mechanisms?

June 9, 2016

Wen Chen, Ph.D.

In this blog report, Dr. Wen Chen talks about NCCIH objectives for research on neurobiological effects and mechanisms.
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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

New Priorities for Nonpharmacologic Management of Pain

June 7, 2016

Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Partap Khalsa talks about NCCIH's priorities for pain research, such as managing chronic pain via non-drug means.
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NCCIH’s New Strategic Plan: Exploring the Science of Complementary and Integrative Health

June 3, 2016

Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

NCCIH Director Dr. Josephine Briggs announces and outlines the Center's 2016 Strategic Plan.
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Catherine Meyers, M.D.

Coming Together To Explore Ethical and Regulatory Issues of Pragmatic Clinical Trials

June 1, 2016

Catherine Meyers, M.D.

Dr. Catherine Meyers, Director of the NCCIH Office of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, discusses the NIH emphasis on ethical and regulatory issues related to clinical trials.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

NCCIH Research Priorities Highlighted at APS 2016, May 11 to 14

May 10, 2016

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses NCCIH priorities in pain and pain management research, & highlights NCCIH involvement at the 2016 American Pain Society's annual meeting.
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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

Can Complementary and Integrative Approaches for Pain Management Engage Brain Circuitry of Endogenous Pain Modulation?

May 10, 2016

Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Partap Khalsa discusses NCCIH priorities for pain research and highlights promising avenues of investigation.
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Moving Promising Tools and Technologies Toward the Marketplace

April 22, 2016

John S. Williamson, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. John Williamson of NCCIH's Division of Extramural Research talks about two projects that have received NCCIH funding via SBIR grants.
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Requesting Comments on NCCIH’s Draft Strategic Plan

March 30, 2016

Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

NCCIH solicits opinions on its 2016-2021 draft Strategic Plan.
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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

NCCIH Clinician-Scientist Workforce Working Group Report

March 4, 2016

Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Partap Khalsa reports on the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health Working Group on Clinician-Scientist Workforce Development.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

New Brain Initiative Funding Opportunities for Non-Invasive Neuromodulation Research

December 16, 2015

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards, Director of NCCIH's Division of Extramural Research, discusses new funding opportunities that focus on broad potential therapeutic and non-therapeutic uses of non-invasive neuromodulation devices for the central nervous system.
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D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

Network Pharmacology and Natural Products Webinar

November 16, 2015

D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

NCCIH will hold a webinar on network pharmacology and natural products on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.
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Natural Product Libraries a Resource for Researchers

October 22, 2015

Ashlee Tipton, Ph.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH scientist Ashlee Tipton discusses compiling a list of natural product libraries on the NCCIH website.
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New Analysis Adds to Understanding of Pain in America

August 11, 2015

Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH Director Dr. Josephine Briggs discusses new research findings that 11.2 percent of Americans experience chronic pain and 17.6 percent suffer from severe pain. NCCIH is leading efforts to find nondrug approaches for treating pain and related conditions.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

NCCIH Research Programs to be Featured at the 2015 American Pain Society Meeting

May 8, 2015

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

NCCIH priorities in pain research and cutting-edge pain management research will be presented at the upcoming 2015 American Pain Society (APS) meeting, as Dr. Emmeline Edwards explains in this blog post.
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