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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.

Take Notice of NIH Guide Notices for 2016 Grant Applications

January 14, 2016

Dale Birkle Dreer, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Dale Birkle Dreer, chief of NCCIH's Office of Scientific Review, discusses updates to policies, forms, and instructions for grant applications in 2016.

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NCCIH Notable Research From 2015

January 5, 2016

Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH Director Dr. Josephine Briggs calls attention to some of the eminent research performed by NCCIH grantees in 2015.

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NCCIH-Funded Research on Opioids Highlighted in Science and Nature

December 21, 2015

John S. Williamson, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. John S. Williamson congratulates NCCIH grantee Dr. Christina Smolke and her colleagues for engineering a yeast strain capable of synthesizing opioids.

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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

New Brain Initiative Funding Opportunities for Non-Invasive Neuromodulation Research

December 16, 2015

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards, Director of NCCIH's Division of Extramural Research, discusses new funding opportunities that focus on broad potential therapeutic and non-therapeutic uses of non-invasive neuromodulation devices for the central nervous system.

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Revised Grants Policy Statement Provides Key Guidance

December 11, 2015

Shelley Headley

Shelley Headley, Chief Grants Management Officer in the NCCIH Office of Grants Management, shares information about grants administration.

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D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

Network Pharmacology and Natural Products Webinar

November 16, 2015

D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

NCCIH will hold a webinar on network pharmacology and natural products on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.

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Interacting With Your Scientific Review Officer

November 5, 2015

Dale Birkle Dreer, Ph.D.

SROs are scientists, most are former faculty members and NIH grantees, who manage the first level of peer review, commonly known as the study section. SROs are the people who take the first thorough look at your application, determine the expertise required for the review, recruit the external scientists to match that expertise, manage the study section meeting where the applications are discussed and scored, and prepare the summary statement for your application.

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Natural Product Libraries a Resource for Researchers

October 22, 2015

Ashlee Tipton, Ph.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH scientist Ashlee Tipton discusses compiling a list of natural product libraries on the NCCIH website.

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Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.

New Funding Initiatives on “Phased Innovation Award for Mechanistic Studies to Optimize Mind and Body Interventions”

October 16, 2015

Wen Chen, Ph.D.

New RFAs represent NCCIH’s new funding mechanisms direct research attention toward investigating the mechanisms by which: 1) mind and body interventions might work, and 2) strategies to optimize these interventions.

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