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NCCIH Research Blog

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

David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

Highlighting Recent NCCIH Pain-Research News: Part 1

July 25, 2018

David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Acting NCCIH Director Dr. David Shurtleff discusses NCCIH and NIH plans that focus on the opioid epidemic and problems with which it is often associated: pain; chronic pain; substance misuse and addiction; and mental health problems. 

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Catherine Meyers, M.D.

NIH Collaboratory Expands Its Portfolio of Pragmatic Clinical Trials

July 23, 2018

Catherine Meyers, M.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses new Pragmatic Clinical Trial (PCT) Demonstration Projects that have been funded within the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory.

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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Pursuing a Research Career? Apply September 1–November 15, 2018 for NIH Student Loan Repayment!

July 18, 2018

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

In this blog post Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses NIH Loan Repayment Programs for researchers.

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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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Tags: Meetings, Pain


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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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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Tags: Meetings


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

Job Opening at NCCIH for a Behavioral Science Researcher

May 31, 2018

Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

In this blog post, Dr. Wendy Weber, of NCCIH's Division of Extramural Research, welcomes researchers to apply for a career in health science administration.

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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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