NCCIH Research Blog

NCCIH blogs about research developments related to complementary health practices. Check in regularly to keep up with the latest findings.

Past Blog Posts

Next Steps for Research on Probiotics and Microbial-Host Keystone Organisms

May 7, 2018

Linda Duffy, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Could discoveries about probiotics and the microbiome eventually help us to eat healthier, live longer, and even eliminate some chronic diseases?
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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.

Unpacking the New NIH Policies for Research with Human Participants

April 27, 2018

Anita McRae-Williams, M.A.

Scientific disciplines can differ on what elements of a study are necessary to meet the definition of a “clinical trial.”
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Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.

Symposium To Explore "Sixth Sense," Meditation, and Pain

April 26, 2018

Wen Chen, Ph.D.

Have you ever thought about what our “sixth sense” is? Can we feel it and regulate it? Does it impact our 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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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

How Do New NIH Human Subjects Policies Impact Training and Career Development Awards?

March 6, 2018

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Lanay Mudd describes NIH initiatives designed to enhance the accountability and transparency of clinical research.
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