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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.


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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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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Welcoming New Projects and Partners To Address Pain in the Military Population

September 21, 2017

Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

I am proud to announce NIH’s newest interagency research initiative on pain management in military service members and veterans.

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

​​​​​​​How To Select the Right FOA for Fall 2017 Human Subjects Grant Applications

September 20, 2017

Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

If you are planning to submit a grant application that includes human subjects to NCCIH this fall, we want to help you select the best funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to use.

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NIH Funding for Research on Suicide Predictors and Prevention

August 2, 2017

Eve Reider, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Eve Reider discusses an NIH FOA that focuses on linking data from health care system records to mortality data to obtain a more accurate understanding of risk factors related to suicide.

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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

NIH Repays Your Student Loans! Apply September 1 – November 15, 2017

July 13, 2017

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

NIH's Loan Repayment Programs can help some early-stage researchers repay their student loan debt. This blog post explains how NCCIH participates in the programs.

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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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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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David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

Collaborating to Support Research on a Promising Smoking Cessation Treatment

May 24, 2017

David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

Dr. David Shurtleff discusses NCCIH's support of research on cytisine, a natural product for smoking cessation.

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