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David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

Scientific Meeting on Cannabinoids and Terpenes October 23

October 9, 2020

David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

Recently, Dr. Helene Langevin, Director of NCCIH, posted a message about an upcoming, all-virtual event, NCCIH Workshop 2020: Exploring the Mechanisms Underlying Analgesic Properties of Minor Cannabinoids and Terpenes. If you are a scientist in the field of natural products, consider attending.
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Pain Consortium Symposium Features Digital Technologies for Pain Management and Research

July 6, 2020

NCCIH Research Blog Team,

The mission of the Consortium is to enhance pain research and promote collaboration among researchers across NIH institutes and centers with a focus on pain.
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Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.

Probing Interoceptive Processes: Join NCCIH’s Hot Topic Webinar on July 15

July 1, 2020

Wen Chen, Ph.D.

I am excited to invite you to participate in an upcoming webinar, titled Probing Interoceptive Processes: Behavioral, Psychological, and Neurophysiological Levels, organized by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The event is part
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

Expanding Emotional Well-Being Research at NIH – Join Our Webinar on March 17

March 9, 2020

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

Expanding Emotional Well-Being Research at NIH – Join our Webinar on March 17th
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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

Research Concepts: An Early Glimpse of Potential Opportunities

October 31, 2019

Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Partap Khalsa discusses new concepts for NCCIH research.
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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

Strategic Planning for 2021-2025 Focus of September 20th Advisory Council Meeting

September 12, 2019

Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

In this blog post Dr. Partap Khalsa announces topics to be discussed at the upcoming session of NCCIH's National Advisory Council on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.
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D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

Focusing on Nature for New Sources of Analgesic Compounds

July 1, 2019

D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

NCCIH co-sponsored a recent workshop that united two of its research priorities: natural products and pain. Learn more here.
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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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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

June 7th Advisory Council Meeting To Highlight High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program

May 7, 2019

Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

Upcoming National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH) meeting on Friday, June 7, 2019. Hear about our activities, policies, and funding priorities.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

NCCIH Activities at the 2019 American Pain Society (APS) Scientific Meeting

March 18, 2019

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses planned NCCIH activities around the 2019 American Pain Society Scientific Meeting In Milwaukee, WI between April 3 & April 6, 2019.
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Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.

Join Us in April for an NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research Workshop: The Science of Interoception and Its Roles in Nervous System Disorders

March 4, 2019

Wen Chen, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Wen Chen invites readers to attend the inaugural NIH workshop on “The Science of Interoception and Its Roles in Nervous System Disorders” on April 16 and 17, 2019, on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland.
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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

NIH Research on Health and Well-being To Be Discussed at February 8th Advisory Council Meeting

January 24, 2019

Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Partap Khalsa gives an overview of the upcoming February 8, 2019 meeting of NCCIH's National Advisory Council.
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David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

One-Day Workshop To Focus on Cannabinoid Research

November 30, 2018

David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH Deputy Director Dr. David Shurtleff discusses an upcoming NCCIH-sponsored workshop on cannabinoid research on December 8, 2018.
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D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

Two-Day Workshop to Focus on Strengthening Natural Products Research

August 17, 2018

D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Craig Hopp addresses an upcoming natural products clinical trials workshop scheduled for September 13-14 at NIH in Bethesda, Md.
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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Exploring Pediatric Research at the Recent Advisory Council Meeting

August 15, 2018

Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H

In this blog post, acting NCCIH deputy director Dr. Wendy Weber discusses information shared at a recent NCCIH mini-symposium, “Pediatric Complementary and Integrative Health.”
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David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

Highlighting Recent NCCIH Pain-Research News: Part 2

July 26, 2018

David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Acting NCCIH Director Dr. David Shurtleff discusses highlights from the 2018 symposium, “From Science to Society: At the Intersection of Chronic Pain Management and the Opioid Crisis” & invites people to attend a one-day pain symposium co-sponsored by NCCIH on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in advance of the World Congress on Pain.
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Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.

One-Day Chronic Pain Symposium in Boston To Feature Researchers and Patients

July 11, 2018

Wen Chen, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr, Wen Chen calls attention to a chronic pain symposium organized by the NCCIH Pain Working Group that precedes the 2018 World Congress on Pain.
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Catherine Meyers, M.D.

NIH Collaboratory Workshop Discusses Strategies for Future Pragmatic Clinical Trials

June 6, 2018

Catherine Meyers, M.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses a recent workshop on embedded pragmatic clinical trials (PCTs) of therapeutic A vs. B interventions and how they may help bridge the gap between evidence, practice, and policy.
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Merav Sabri, Ph.D.

Neural Mechanisms of Manual Therapies for Chronic Pain

May 7, 2018

Merav Sabri, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Merav Sabri, of NCCIH's Division of Extramural Research, discusses the scientific basis for manual therapies and their use in treating chronic pain conditions, and also addresses an NCCIH-sponsored symposium about this at ICIMH on May 11, 2018.
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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Targeting and Developing Your Clinical Research Proposal

May 4, 2018

Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H

Apply for an NCCIH grant for research involving human participants? If you're attending the ICIMH meeting, plan to attend this Pre-Congress Workshop: “Honing Your Clinical Research Proposal for NIH and NCCIH Funding Opportunities” (on Tuesday, May 8, at 2 p.m.).
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

ICIMH Roundtable To Explore Research on Creative Art Therapies

April 30, 2018

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH's Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses expressive arts therapies and highlights NCCIH's breakfast roundtable discussion of these at the ICIMH meeting on Thursday, May 10.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

Symposium To Explore Science of Music, the Brain, and Health

April 30, 2018

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards, Director of the Division of Extramural Research at NCCIH, discusses a new partnership between our Center, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to research the impact of music on 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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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Developing Your Research Career -- a Pre-Congress Workshop at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health

April 19, 2018

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Learn about advancing your research career; attend “Developing Your Research Career: NCCIH Training and Career Development Opportunities,” a workshop at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH) on Thursday, May 8, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to noon in Baltimore, MD.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

NCCIH Presentations at the 2018 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health

April 16, 2018

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post Dr. Emmeline Edwards describes NCCIH participation at the 2018 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health conference.
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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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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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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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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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Communicating Research Results to the Public Using Traditional and Social Media

May 16, 2016

Irene Liu, M.P.H.

In her blog post, NCCIH Public Liaison Officer Irene Liu addresses ways scientists can enhance public understanding of science and research.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

Funding Your Research: Going Beyond the Standard NIH R01

May 13, 2016

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards offers advice on NIH funding opportunities and mechanisms, and discusses the NCCIH-sponsored session on funding opportunities at the upcoming 2016 ICIMH meeting.
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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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Do Mindfulness Approaches Have the Potential To Prevent Substance Use and Abuse in Youth?

May 4, 2016

Eve Reider, Ph.D.

NCCIH is sponsoring a special workshop at the 2016 International Congress on Integrative Medicine & Health, “Do Mindfulness Approaches Have the Potential to Prevent Substance Use and Abuse in Youth?"
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Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.

What Are the Best Ways To Study How Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches Work in Humans?

April 28, 2016

Wen Chen, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Wen Chen discusses the need for mechanistic research in clinical studies.
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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

NCCIH Priorities and Funding Opportunities for Clinical Research: Designs To Match the Stage of Research—an NCCIH Session at the ICIMH

April 25, 2016

Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H

In this blog post, Dr. Wendy Weber talks about an upcoming session at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH) that deals with what NCCIH is looking for in clinical research applications.
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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Selecting the ‘Right’ Comparators for Meditative Movement Interventions

April 18, 2016

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Dr. Lanay Mudd previews a session that will be held at the ICIMH conference in May. The topic is selecting appropriate comparators in studies of meditative movement interventions such as tai chi, qi gong, and yoga.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

Join NCCIH at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health

April 16, 2016

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards previews the sessions that NCCIH will offer at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health in May 2016.
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David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

NIH Scientific Summit on Marijuana and Cannabinoids Begins March 22

March 18, 2016

David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

This blog post announces the upcoming NIH event: "Marijuana and Cannabinoids: A Neuroscience Research Summit” to be held March 22-23, 2016.
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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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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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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

Closing the Gap: Research on the Impact of Creative Arts in Military Populations

March 12, 2015

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

Dr. Emmeline Edwards, Director of NCCIH's Division of Extramural Research, discusses the recent Third National Summit: Advancing Research in the Arts for Health and Well-being Across the Military Continuum in this blog post.
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