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2017 Posts

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Hello From NCCIH's New Leadership Team

December 7, 2017

NCCIH Research Blog Team,


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Robin Elizabeth Boineau, M.D., M.A.

Grant Funding Available for Behavioral Interventions for Prevention of Opioid Use Disorder and as an Adjunct to Medication-Assisted Treatment

November 30, 2017

Robin Elizabeth Boineau, M.D., M.A.

In this research blog, Drs. Robin Boineau (NCCIH) and Kimberly Johnson (SAMHSA) discuss a new funding initiative to examine the impact of behavioral interventions for opioid addiction within the context of states’ plans for use of Opioid STR grant funds.
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Leaving the Center in Good Hands

November 14, 2017

Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Josephine Briggs reviews her time as Director of NCCIH and discusses the Center's focus on pain research.
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Catherine Meyers, M.D.

The NIH Collaboratory Launches a New Resource on Methods and Best Practices for Pragmatic Clinical Trials

November 3, 2017

Catherine Meyers, M.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses The Living Textbook, a researcher-friendly compendium of information for designing, planning, and implementing pragmatic clinical trials.
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In Praise of Scientific Curiosity

October 24, 2017

Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

Dr. Josephine Briggs, who recently stepped down as NCCIH Director, reflects on the NCCIH research portfolio and scientific curiosity.
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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

Federal Strategies To Address Opioid Epidemic Among Talks To Be Streamed at Oct. 6 Advisory Council Meeting

October 4, 2017

Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

NCCIH's National Advisory Council to meet Friday, October 6, 2017; agenda includes panel titled "The National Pain Strategy and Federal Pain Research Strategy―Response to the Prescription Opioid Epidemic."
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NIH Funding for Research on Suicide Predictors and Prevention

August 2, 2017

Eve Reider, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Eve Reider discusses an NIH FOA that focuses on linking data from health care system records to mortality data to obtain a more accurate understanding of risk factors related to suicide.
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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

NIH Repays Your Student Loans! Apply September 1 – November 15, 2017

July 13, 2017

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

NIH's Loan Repayment Programs can help some early-stage researchers repay their student loan debt. This blog post explains how NCCIH participates in the programs.
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D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

Showcasing Cutting-Edge Research on Natural Products

June 7, 2017

D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Craig Hopp discusses NCCIH's focus on natural products research.
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Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Tips from NCCIH’s Office of Scientific Review for Responding to the New Clinical Trial Funding Announcements

May 30, 2017

Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Martina Schmidt, Chief of the NCCIH Office of Scientific Review, discusses required elements for new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs).
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David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

Collaborating to Support Research on a Promising Smoking Cessation Treatment

May 24, 2017

David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

Dr. David Shurtleff discusses NCCIH's support of research on cytisine, a natural product for smoking cessation.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

A Crescendo of Interest and Research in Music and Health

May 18, 2017

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH Director of Extramural Research Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses NIH/NCCIH funding opportunities in music and art therapies.
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Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.

NCCIH Reissues Funding Initiatives for Phased Awards of Mechanistic Studies To Optimize Mind and Body Interventions

May 8, 2017

Wen Chen, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Wen Chen discusses two Program Announcements (PARs) that direct research attention toward investigating the mechanisms by which mind and body interventions might work, as well as strategies to optimize these interventions.
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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Finding Funding for the Building Blocks of Natural Product Clinical Trials

May 4, 2017

Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H

Find out more about a new series of funding opportunity announcements for investigator-initiated clinical trials, and register for this May 9 webinar: New NCCIH Funding Opportunities for Natural Products Clinical Trials.
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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Uses and Misuses of Pilot Studies

April 20, 2017

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses the purpose of pilot studies and points to NCCIH's new "Framework for Developing and Testing Mind and Body Interventions."
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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Show Me the Money! Finding Funding to Study the Clinical Effects of Mind and Body Interventions

April 19, 2017

Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H

Perspectives from Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. on research results, controversies, and funding opportunities in complementary and integrative health.
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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

NCCIH Hosts Three Informational Webinars for New Clinical Trial Funding Opportunities

April 12, 2017

Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H

NCCIH to host informational webinars in April and May, 2017, on clinical trial applications via new funding opportunities.
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NCCIH’s New Approach to Clinical Trials

April 10, 2017

Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH Director Dr. Josephine Briggs discusses new pathways for clinical trial funding.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

Staff Changes in the Division of Extramural Research

April 5, 2017

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards announces new NCCIH roles for Drs. Craig Hopp and Wen Chen.
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David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

Transitions in the Division of Extramural Activities

April 3, 2017

David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH Deputy Director Dr. David Shurtleff commends Dr. Martin Goldrosen, who is retiring, and Dr. Partap Khalsa, who has been appointed Director of the NCCIH Division of Extramural Activities.
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Using Clinical Practice Guidelines as a Starting Point to Direct Research Work

March 28, 2017

Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

In this blog post. NCCIH Director Dr. Josephine Briggs discusses NCCIH partnerships to research military/veteran health and how clinical practice guidelines affect research.
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New ACP Clinical Practice Guidelines on Nonpharmacologic Treatment for Low-Back Pain

March 2, 2017

Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

Perspectives from Josephine P. Briggs, M.D. on research results, controversies, and funding opportunities in complementary and integrative health.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

NCCIH to Address the NIH Notice Requiring Clinical Trial-Specific Funding Opportunity Announcements

February 17, 2017

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

NIH outlines changes in how it accepts clinical trial applications & NCCIH moves forward with plans to develop Center-specific clinical trials initiatives.
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Catherine Meyers, M.D.

NCCIH Issues New Policy on Clinical Study Accrual and Retention

February 6, 2017

Catherine Meyers, M.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses the NCCIH policy on study accrual and retention, developed to enhance the Center's clinical research enterprise.
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Partnering on Pain Research: NIH, DoD, and VA Announce Pain Management Collaboratory Funding Initiative

January 4, 2017

Eve Reider, Ph.D.

NIH, DoD, VA join forces to explore nonpharmacologic approaches to complement current strategies for pain management.
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