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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

D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

Navigating FDA Regulatory Requirements for Clinical Trials on Natural Products

August 10, 2021

D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

If you’re planning to submit a grant application for a clinical trial involving a natural product, check out our new Natural Products Clinical Trials Resource.
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NCCIH Administrative Supplements for Scholars Pursuing Complementary Health Research Career Development

August 5, 2021

NCCIH Research Blog Team

In this video, Lanay Mudd, Ph.D., discusses the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) KL2 Administrative Supplement Program, which will support the clinician-scientist pathway, particularly for individuals with clinical doctoral degrees in complementary and integrative health practices.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

Join Us August 25 for Our Final Workshop on Music-Based Interventions for Brain Disorders of Aging

July 26, 2021

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. We welcome you to register for the third and final research workshop to be held on August 25, from 1 to 5 p.m. ET.
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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Mind and Body Clinical Research: Updated Funding Opportunities Available

July 21, 2021

Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

NCCIH announces updated funding opportunity announcements to support research on mind and body interventions
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Interview With NCCIH Scientific Review Officer Patrick Still, Ph.D.

July 8, 2021

NCCIH Research Blog Team

The NCCIH Research Blog team sat down with Patrick Still, Ph.D., to talk about his role as a scientific review officer (SRO) at NCCIH and how this position supports the mission of NIH.
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Inna Belfer, M.D., Ph.D.

Trans-NIH Workshop in July on Pain Management in Sickle Cell Disease

June 22, 2021

Inna Belfer, M.D., Ph.D.

NCCIH and NHLBI will co-lead a virtual, trans-NIH workshop on July 21-22, 2021, “Approaches to Effective Therapeutic Management of Pain for People with Sickle Cell Disease,” with other NIH collaborators.
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Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Tips on Applicant and Grantee Policies in Relation to COVID-19

June 1, 2021

Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

The Office of Scientific Review, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, offers tips and resources to its funded investigators and to potential applicants to help them continue research or submit an application during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

NCCIH Champions Pathways To Advance the Science of Minority Health and Health Disparities

May 25, 2021

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

I am so pleased at the progress the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is making in championing steady pathways to advance the science of minority health and health disparities, and promote health equity
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Helene M. Langevin, M.D.

NCCIH Strategic Plan FY 2021–2025: Mapping a Pathway to Research on Whole Person Health

May 14, 2021

Helene M. Langevin, M.D.

We just released our new strategic plan, “NCCIH Strategic Plan FY 2021–2025: Mapping a Pathway to Research on Whole Person Health.”
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Heapy To Lecture June 8 on Tech-Based Treatment for Chronic Pain

May 11, 2021

NCCIH Research Blog Team

On Tuesday, June 8 from noon to 1 p.m. ET, Alicia Heapy, Ph.D., will present “Cooperative Pain Education and Self-Management (COPES): A Technology-Assisted Intervention for Pain.” Dr. Heapy is associate professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine.
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