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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.

New Funding Opportunity To Investigate the Neural Circuitry of Interoception

October 26, 2020

Wen Chen, Ph.D.

Last month, the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, a collaborative framework through which 14 NIH institutes, centers, and offices jointly support neuroscience-related research, announced an exciting funding opportunity (RFA-AT-21-003) for investigating the neural circuitry of interoception.
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David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

Scientific Meeting on Cannabinoids and Terpenes October 23

October 9, 2020

David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

Recently, Dr. Helene M. Langevin, Director of NCCIH, posted a message about an upcoming, all-virtual event, NCCIH Workshop 2020: Exploring the Mechanisms Underlying Analgesic Properties of Minor Cannabinoids and Terpenes. If you are a scientist in the field of natural products, consider attending.
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Merav Sabri, Ph.D.

Planning To Apply for a Small Business Innovation Research Award in January 2021?

September 14, 2020

Merav Sabri, Ph.D.

Is it your dream to receive a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant? NIH is launching a competitive 10-week customized coaching program for eligible researchers called the NIH Applicant Assistance Program (AAP).
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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Pursuing a Research Career? Apply for NIH Student Loan Repayment September 1–November 20, 2020!

September 11, 2020

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Student loan debt is the most often reported barrier to beginning and sustaining a biomedical research career. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is working to make this transition easier.
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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

September Council Meeting To Feature Strategic Plan and Intramural Research

September 3, 2020

Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

On Friday, September 25, 2020, the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH) will hold its first meeting for Fiscal Year 2021. The meeting will be held virtually.
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D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

New NOSI Underscores Center’s Continuing Interest in Natural Products Research

August 13, 2020

D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

Natural products have historically been an extremely rich source of effective medicines. Even today, about half of all medications owe their existence either directly or indirectly to natural sources.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

NCCIH Announces Participation in Diversity Focused Training Program: Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC)

August 4, 2020

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

NCCIH is committed to supporting research training and career development programs and increase the number, quality and diversity of scientists trained to conduct rigorous complementary and integrative health research.
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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

What is a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI)?

July 28, 2020

Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

NIH advertises availability of its grant support through funding opportunity announcements (FOAs), of which a NOSI is one type.
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D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

NCCIH Natural Products Policy Provides Guidance to Researchers for 15 Years

July 22, 2020

D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

NCCIH’s mission includes research on a wide range of natural products, from vitamins and minerals to other single-constituent supplements (such as resveratrol, melatonin, and glucosamine), complex plant extracts, and probiotics.
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Pain Consortium Symposium Features Digital Technologies for Pain Management and Research

July 6, 2020

NCCIH Research Blog Team

The mission of the Consortium is to enhance pain research and promote collaboration among researchers across NIH institutes and centers with a focus on pain.
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