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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.

New Funding Opportunity on Biomarkers for Myofascial Pain

November 17, 2021

Wen Chen, Ph.D.

Learn about a funding opportunity to support research on the development of biomarkers for myofascial pain and the assessment of those biomarkers in human study participants.

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Magee To Deliver Virtual 2021 Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture

November 16, 2021

NCCIH Research Blog Team

Rhonda V. Magee, J.D., will deliver the 2001 Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Therapies, sponsored by NCCIH, NIH.

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Christine Moretto Wishnoff, M.P.H

New Resource on Oversight Levels for Clinical Studies; Register for December 7 Webinar

November 16, 2021

Christine Moretto Wishnoff, M.P.H.

NCCIH has developed Clinical Study Oversight Levels—a resource to clarify the process for risk-based monitoring of clinical studies. A webinar for clinical researchers on December 7 will provide an overview.

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Dr. Helene M. Langevin ("Helene Langevin")

Dr. Robin Boineau Is the New Director of Our Office of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs

October 29, 2021

Helene M. Langevin, M.D.

Robin Boineau, M.D., M.A., has been selected as the new director of the Office of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs (OCRA) at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).

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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Health Care Systems Research: New Funding for Large-Scale Pragmatic and Implementation Trials

October 28, 2021

Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

In this blog, we announce key features of the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory's new funding opportunity announcement to solicit phased cooperative research applications to conduct efficient large-scale pragmatic or implementation trials embedded within health care systems.

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November Lecture on Social Technologies for Predicting/Changing Health Behavior

October 19, 2021

NCCIH Research Blog Team

On Tuesday, November 2 from 1–2 p.m. ET, Sean D. Young, Ph.D., will present “Reading Between the Tweets: Social Technologies for Predicting and Changing Health Behavior.” Dr. Young is the executive director of the University of California Institute for Prediction Technology (UCIPT) and an associate professor in

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Postponed: NIH Workshop on the Challenges and Opportunities of Precision Probiotic Therapies

October 8, 2021

NCCIH Research Blog Team

The NIH research workshop “Precision Probiotic Therapies—Challenges and Opportunities" will be postponed. Stay tuned for the new dates!

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Della White, Ph.D.

Sickle Cell Disease Pain Management: New Funding Opportunities for Clinical Research Are Coming Soon

October 7, 2021

Della White, Ph.D.

The NIH HEAL Initiative has released notices of two upcoming funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) to support large-scale clinical trials on sickle cell disease (SCD) pain management.

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Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Who Reviews Your Grant Application?

October 1, 2021

Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Dr. Martina Schmidt of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) explains to applicants for and recipients of NCCIH grants how grant applications are assigned to study sections as part of NIH's review process for applications.

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

Nutrition Research and Intramural Program Featured at Advisory Council Meeting

September 22, 2021

Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

Nutrition research at the NIH and the annual report on the NCCIH ntramural research program were among the highlights of the September 10 meeting of our advisory council.

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