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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.

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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Jessica McKlveen, Ph.D.

Think Again Before Using Generative AI During Peer Review or As You Prepare an Application

June 29, 2023

Jessica McKlveen, Ph.D.

With the recent rise in the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) technology, many questions have been raised about how this technology can be responsibly and ethically used going forward.

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Jessica McKlveen, Ph.D.

Changes Proposed to Application/Review Process for NRSA Fellowships

June 6, 2023

Jessica McKlveen, Ph.D.

Changes are on the way in how applications for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSAs) are structured and reviewed, and public comment is invited until June 23, 2023, on the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) proposed changes.

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June 15 Lecture To Focus on Chronic Pain in Children and Adolescents

May 31, 2023

NCCIH Research Blog Team

Register now to attend the NCCIH lecture “New Insights Into Prevention and Management of Chronic Pain in Children and Adolescents” by Tonya M. Palermo, Ph.D., University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children’s Research Institute.

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Debbie Chen

What Are Bars to Awards, and How Can You Avoid Them?

May 25, 2023

Debbie Chen

In this blog post, Chief Grants Management Officer Debbie Chen shares tips related to policies that recipients performing human subjects research and conducting clinical trials must follow to receive National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding.

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