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Catherine Meyers, M.D.

New Tools Will Help Guide Clinical Researchers

October 4, 2019

Catherine Meyers, M.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses two new protocol templates to NCCIH's Clinical Research Toolbox, the web-based information repository for investigators and staff involved in NCCIH-funded clinical research.
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Merav Sabri, Ph.D.

Tips for Small Business Grant Applicants Considering NCCIH 

August 14, 2019

Merav Sabri, Ph.D.

Funding is available at NCCIH through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Learn more here.
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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Understanding NIH Funding of Individual Fellowships for Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers

July 18, 2019

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Confused about funding protocols for predoctoral and postdoctoral research training? Learn more here!
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Anita McRae-Williams, M.A.

Talking to NCCIH Program Staff Can Be Beneficial

February 26, 2019

Anita McRae-Williams, M.A.

In this blog post, NCCIH's outreach communications program manager Anita McRae-Williams discusses how to engage with Division of Extramural Research (DER) program staff.
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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Apply for a Supplement to Promote Training on NCCIH-Funded Awards

February 22, 2019

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Learn more about training and career development opportunities on NCCIH's Training Opportunities webpage.
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David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

Webinar To Assist Applicants for Grants To Study Specific Cannabis Components

February 14, 2019

David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

Interested in an NCCIH grant opportunity to identify and develop novel strategies -- like cannabinoids -- to treat acute and chronic pain? Read this blog post and learn more here.
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Yisong Wang, Ph.D.

NCCIH Grantees: Using Administrative Supplements To Fund Additional Research on Pain or Opioid Use Disorder

June 29, 2018

Yisong Wang, Ph.D.

Think of administrative supplements when you're thinking of how to fund research projects.
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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

To K or Not To K?

June 27, 2018

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Applying for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Career Development Award (or K award)? Read this for more information.
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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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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.

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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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Building a Foundation for Clinical Trials of Natural Products

September 27, 2016

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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Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Working on a Grant Application This Summer?

July 28, 2016

Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Planning to submit a grant application? These tips from Dr. Martina Schmidt, Chief of NCCIH's Office of Scientific Review, should help.
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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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Take Notice of NIH Guide Notices for 2016 Grant Applications

January 14, 2016

Dale Birkle Dreer, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Dale Birkle Dreer, chief of NCCIH's Office of Scientific Review, discusses updates to policies, forms, and instructions for grant applications in 2016.
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Revised Grants Policy Statement Provides Key Guidance

December 11, 2015

Shelley Carow,

Shelley Carow, Chief Grants Management Officer in the NCCIH Office of Grants Management, shares information about grants administration.
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Catherine Meyers, M.D.

Planning for Effective Blinding

October 13, 2015

Catherine Meyers, M.D.

Rigor in designing and performing biomedical research and the ability to reproduce the findings are top priorities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). One aspect of planning and implementing clinical research that we often discuss with grantees and applicants is blinding. NCCIH offers resources to help you maximize the rigor of your study.
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