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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.

Merav Sabri, Ph.D.

NCCIH's SBIR/STTR Programs: Funding Small Business Research and Development

February 20, 2018

Merav Sabri, Ph.D.

In this blog post Dr. Merav Sabri discusses funding opportunities for small businesses -- the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

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Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Job Opportunity: NCCIH Scientific Review Officer

January 26, 2018

Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Martina Schmidt addresses the merits of joining NCCIH/NIH as a health scientist administrator/scientific review officer.

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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

Updates on NCCIH Clinical Trials Among Talks To Be Streamed at Feb. 9 Advisory Council Meeting

January 19, 2018

Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

On Friday, February 9, the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH) will hold its second meeting of Fiscal Year 2018. NCCIH grantees, potential applicants, and others may find it useful to hear updates on the Center’s activities, policies, and funding priorities.

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D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

Funding Opportunity for Research on Biological Signatures of Gut-Derived Metabolites

January 10, 2018

D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

Did our parents have the right idea when they told us to eat more fruits and vegetables? Maybe so! Evidence has begun to build that the foods we eat (including the natural compounds in fruits and veggies), the flora in our digestive systems, and our basic biological functions all intersect to influence our overall heal

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Hello From NCCIH's New Leadership Team

December 7, 2017

NCCIH Research Blog Team

Hello from NCCIH’s new leadership team! In this message, Acting Director David Shurtleff and Acting Deputy Director Wendy Weber introduce themselves and highlight NCCIH’s research interests and resources.

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Robin Elizabeth Boineau, M.D., M.A.

Grant Funding Available for Behavioral Interventions for Prevention of Opioid Use Disorder and as an Adjunct to Medication-Assisted Treatment

November 30, 2017

Robin Elizabeth Boineau, M.D., M.A.

In this research blog, Drs. Robin Boineau (NCCIH) and Kimberly Johnson (SAMHSA) discuss a new funding initiative to examine the impact of behavioral interventions for opioid addiction within the context of states’ plans for use of Opioid STR grant funds.

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Leaving the Center in Good Hands

November 14, 2017

Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Josephine Briggs reviews her time as Director of NCCIH and discusses the Center's focus on pain research.

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Catherine Meyers, M.D.

The NIH Collaboratory Launches a New Resource on Methods and Best Practices for Pragmatic Clinical Trials

November 3, 2017

Catherine Meyers, M.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses The Living Textbook, a researcher-friendly compendium of information for designing, planning, and implementing pragmatic clinical trials.

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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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