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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.

Past Blog Posts

Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.

What Are the Best Ways To Study How Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches Work in Humans?

April 28, 2016

Wen Chen, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Wen Chen discusses the need for mechanistic research in clinical studies.
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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

NCCIH Priorities and Funding Opportunities for Clinical Research: Designs To Match the Stage of Research—an NCCIH Session at the ICIMH

April 25, 2016

Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

In this blog post, Dr. Wendy Weber talks about an upcoming session at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH) that deals with what NCCIH is looking for in clinical research applications.
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Moving Promising Tools and Technologies Toward the Marketplace

April 22, 2016

John S. Williamson, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. John Williamson of NCCIH's Division of Extramural Research talks about two projects that have received NCCIH funding via SBIR grants.
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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Selecting the ‘Right’ Comparators for Meditative Movement Interventions

April 18, 2016

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Dr. Lanay Mudd previews a session that will be held at the ICIMH conference in May. The topic is selecting appropriate comparators in studies of meditative movement interventions such as tai chi, qi gong, and yoga.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

Join NCCIH at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health

April 16, 2016

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards previews the sessions that NCCIH will offer at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health in May 2016.
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Requesting Comments on NCCIH’s Draft Strategic Plan

March 30, 2016

Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

NCCIH solicits opinions on its 2016-2021 draft Strategic Plan.
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David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

NIH Scientific Summit on Marijuana and Cannabinoids Begins March 22

March 18, 2016

David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

This blog post announces the upcoming NIH event: "Marijuana and Cannabinoids: A Neuroscience Research Summit” to be held March 22-23, 2016.
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Council Member Discusses Antibiotics-Microbiota-Obesity Connection

March 15, 2016

NCCIH Research Blog Team

At the council’s February 5, 2016, meeting, Dr. Martin Blaser spoke on “Perturbing the Early Life Microbiome and Its Consequences.”
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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

NCCIH Clinician-Scientist Workforce Working Group Report

March 4, 2016

Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Partap Khalsa reports on the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health Working Group on Clinician-Scientist Workforce Development.
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