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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.

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

Three Funding Opportunities and a Prize Competition Related to Diversity and Health Disparities

October 30, 2023

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

Dr. Emmeline Edwards shares details about three exciting diversity-related funding opportunities and a prize competition being offered through UNITE—NIH’s initiative to address structural racism and promote equity in biomedical research.

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Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Upcoming Changes To Enhance Peer Review of NIH Grant Applications

October 13, 2023

Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Martina Schmidt highlights modifications that are coming in the peer review process for NIH grant applications.

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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

NCCIH Will Administer Three Groundbreaking New Projects Through the High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program

October 3, 2023

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

NCCIH will administer three new high-impact research projects through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) High-Risk, High-Reward Research (HRHR) program.

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BRAIN Initiative Program Supports Rigorous Research on Behavior Measurement

September 29, 2023

Erin Burke Quinlan, Ph.D.

The Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative has a new program—the Brain Behavior Quantification and Synchronization (BBQS) program.

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Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.

Join Us To Explore the Potential of Music-Based Interventions

September 29, 2023

Wen Chen, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Wen Chen shares two new ways in which you can become involved in NIH’s work on music and health: by attending a state-of-the-science workshop and by participating in activities of our four new research networks.

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Dr. Patrick Still

Strategizing Training and Career Opportunities in Whole Person Natural Products Research

September 20, 2023

Patrick Still, Ph.D.

Graduate training usually focuses on a specific skill set such as a chemical synthesis, organic structure analysis, or using a specific animal model, which can create knowledge gaps in the biological applications of natural products.

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Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Council Meeting To Feature Talk by NIH CSR Director and Intramural Research Update

August 11, 2023

Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

On Friday, September 8, 2023, reasearchers and the public are welcome to attend the open session of the meeting for the National Advisory Council on Complementary and Integrative Health.

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Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Expedited Concurrence Speeds Review of Qualifying Applications

August 3, 2023

Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

It can be a long road from submitting your application for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to hearing whether your application is funded. One estimate is that it can take about 8 months (or longer—in some instances, up to 20 months) after an application’s due date to receive an award.

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

Writing a Grant Application? Make Sure Your Idea Is Unique

July 26, 2023

Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Find out about resources to help you identify studies similar to the one you're proposing.

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 Jenny Baumgartner

Have Student Loans? Apply for NIH Loan Repayment September 1–November 16, 2023!

July 7, 2023

Jennifer Baumgartner, Ph.D.

Student loan debt is a common barrier for health professionals starting and sustaining a biomedical or biobehavioral research career. Learn how to apply for NIH's loan repayment program.

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