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2018 Posts

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

HEAL Initiative Offers New Funding Options for Clinical Trial Research on Pain

December 21, 2018

Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H

Are you interested in taking advantage of the NIH HEAL Initiative funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) to conduct a clinical trial that evaluates pain treatment without a specific focus on opioid use disorder? The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) has several for you to consider dep
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Helene Langevin, M.D.

New NIH BACPAC Funding Opportunities for Research on Low-Back Pain

December 18, 2018

Helene Langevin, M.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH director Dr. Helene Langevin discusses funding opportunities offered by the NIH's Back Pain Research Consortium (NIH BACPAC), part of the NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative.
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Helene Langevin, M.D.

All-Hands-on-Deck: NCCIH Needs You To Respond to the NIH HEAL Initiative

December 10, 2018

Helene Langevin, M.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH director Dr. Helene Langevin and deputy director Dr. David Shurtleff discuss the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-Term) Initiative and NCCIH's participation in the project.
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Richard L. Nahin, Ph.D., M.P.H.

The Importance of Epidemiology to NCCIH

December 4, 2018

Richard L. Nahin, Ph.D., M.P.H.

In this blog post, Dr. Richard Nahin, lead epidemiologist at NCCIH, discusses the importance of studying trends in populations and how that relates to complementary and integrative practices, as well as the study of chronic pain.
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David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

One-Day Workshop To Focus on Cannabinoid Research

November 30, 2018

David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH Deputy Director Dr. David Shurtleff discusses an upcoming NCCIH-sponsored workshop on cannabinoid research on December 8, 2018.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

New Report Reflects NCCIH Research Interest in Emotional Well-being

October 17, 2018

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses an NIH/NCCIH research initiative to advance the study of emotional well-being.
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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Last Call: Opportunity to Provide Input to NIH for Back Pain Consortium Research Program by October 18, 2018

October 15, 2018

Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H

Given our Center’s longstanding interests in funding rigorous research of complementary and integrative health approaches for pain, we are enthusiastic about a potential new translational research initiative that will address the need for effective and personalized therapies for chronic low back pain – the NIH Back Pai
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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

Interaction with Evidence-based Guidelines a Featured Topic in October 5th Advisory Council Meeting

September 24, 2018

Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Partap Khalsa highlights key presentations and concepts to be discussed at the October 5, 2019 meeting of the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health.
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Robin Elizabeth Boineau, M.D., M.A.

New Grants To Study Behavioral Interventions for Opioid Addiction and Recovery

September 20, 2018

Robin Elizabeth Boineau, M.D., M.A.

In this blog post, Dr. Robin Boineau discusses six NCCIH-administered awards to study innovative behavioral health approaches to enhance adherence to medications treating opioid use disorder (OUD).
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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

New Research Career Development Funding Opportunity for Complementary and Integrative Health Clinician-Scientists

September 18, 2018

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

In this research blog, Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses career development pathways for clinician-scientists and a new career development funding opportunity in partnership with the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

A Note on NCCIH Activities Related to Music, Health, and Child Development

September 6, 2018

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this research blog, Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses an upcoming FOA that promotes research on music and health.
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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Institutional Training Programs for Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers

August 20, 2018

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses institutional training programs supported by NCCIH including T32 programs and one T90/R90 program.
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D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

Two-Day Workshop to Focus on Strengthening Natural Products Research

August 17, 2018

D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Craig Hopp addresses an upcoming natural products clinical trials workshop scheduled for September 13-14 at NIH in Bethesda, Md.
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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Exploring Pediatric Research at the Recent Advisory Council Meeting

August 15, 2018

Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H

In this blog post, acting NCCIH deputy director Dr. Wendy Weber discusses information shared at a recent NCCIH mini-symposium, “Pediatric Complementary and Integrative Health.”
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David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

Highlighting Recent NCCIH Pain-Research News: Part 2

July 26, 2018

David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Acting NCCIH Director Dr. David Shurtleff discusses highlights from the 2018 symposium, “From Science to Society: At the Intersection of Chronic Pain Management and the Opioid Crisis” & invites people to attend a one-day pain symposium co-sponsored by NCCIH on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in advance of the World Congress on Pain.
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David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

Highlighting Recent NCCIH Pain-Research News: Part 1

July 25, 2018

David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Acting NCCIH Director Dr. David Shurtleff discusses NCCIH and NIH plans that focus on the opioid epidemic and problems with which it is often associated: pain; chronic pain; substance misuse and addiction; and mental health problems. 
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Catherine Meyers, M.D.

NIH Collaboratory Expands Its Portfolio of Pragmatic Clinical Trials

July 23, 2018

Catherine Meyers, M.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses new Pragmatic Clinical Trial (PCT) Demonstration Projects that have been funded within the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory.
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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Pursuing a Research Career? Apply September 1–November 15, 2018 for NIH Student Loan Repayment!

July 18, 2018

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

In this blog post Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses NIH Loan Repayment Programs for researchers.
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Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.

One-Day Chronic Pain Symposium in Boston To Feature Researchers and Patients

July 11, 2018

Wen Chen, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr, Wen Chen calls attention to a chronic pain symposium organized by the NCCIH Pain Working Group that precedes the 2018 World Congress on Pain.
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Yisong Wang, Ph.D.

NCCIH Grantees: Using Administrative Supplements To Fund Additional Research on Pain or Opioid Use Disorder

June 29, 2018

Yisong Wang, Ph.D.

Think of administrative supplements when you're thinking of how to fund research projects.
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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

To K or Not To K?

June 27, 2018

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Applying for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Career Development Award (or K award)? Read this for more information.
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Catherine Meyers, M.D.

NIH Collaboratory Workshop Discusses Strategies for Future Pragmatic Clinical Trials

June 6, 2018

Catherine Meyers, M.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses a recent workshop on embedded pragmatic clinical trials (PCTs) of therapeutic A vs. B interventions and how they may help bridge the gap between evidence, practice, and policy.
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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Job Opening at NCCIH for a Behavioral Science Researcher

May 31, 2018

Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H

In this blog post, Dr. Wendy Weber, of NCCIH's Division of Extramural Research, welcomes researchers to apply for a career in health science administration.
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Merav Sabri, Ph.D.

Neural Mechanisms of Manual Therapies for Chronic Pain

May 7, 2018

Merav Sabri, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Merav Sabri, of NCCIH's Division of Extramural Research, discusses the scientific basis for manual therapies and their use in treating chronic pain conditions, and also addresses an NCCIH-sponsored symposium about this at ICIMH on May 11, 2018.
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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Targeting and Developing Your Clinical Research Proposal

May 4, 2018

Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H

Apply for an NCCIH grant for research involving human participants? If you're attending the ICIMH meeting, plan to attend this Pre-Congress Workshop: “Honing Your Clinical Research Proposal for NIH and NCCIH Funding Opportunities” (on Tuesday, May 8, at 2 p.m.).
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

ICIMH Roundtable To Explore Research on Creative Art Therapies

April 30, 2018

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH's Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses expressive arts therapies and highlights NCCIH's breakfast roundtable discussion of these at the ICIMH meeting on Thursday, May 10.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

Symposium To Explore Science of Music, the Brain, and Health

April 30, 2018

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards, Director of the Division of Extramural Research at NCCIH, discusses a new partnership between our Center, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to research the impact of music on health.
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Anita McRae-Williams, M.A.

Looking Back, Looking Forward: NCCIH at 20

April 25, 2018

Anita McRae-Williams, M.A.

In this blog post, NCCIH Outreach Program Manager Anita McRae-Williams discusses some milestones in NCCIH history, and calls attention to an upcoming retrospective session at the upcoming International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health.
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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Developing Your Research Career -- a Pre-Congress Workshop at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health

April 19, 2018

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Learn about advancing your research career; attend “Developing Your Research Career: NCCIH Training and Career Development Opportunities,” a workshop at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH) on Thursday, May 8, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to noon in Baltimore, MD.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

NCCIH Presentations at the 2018 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health

April 16, 2018

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post Dr. Emmeline Edwards describes NCCIH participation at the 2018 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health conference.
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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

How Do New NIH Human Subjects Policies Impact Training and Career Development Awards?

March 6, 2018

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Lanay Mudd describes NIH initiatives designed to enhance the accountability and transparency of clinical research.
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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

NCCIH Resources for Research Training and Career Development

March 1, 2018

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH Training Officer Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses research training and career development opportunities.
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Merav Sabri, Ph.D.

NCCIH's SBIR/STTR Programs: Funding Small Business Research and Development

February 20, 2018

Merav Sabri, Ph.D.

In this blog post Dr. Merav Sabri discusses funding opportunities for small businesses -- the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
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Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Job Opportunity: NCCIH Scientific Review Officer

January 26, 2018

Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Martina Schmidt addresses the merits of joining NCCIH/NIH as a health scientist administrator/scientific review officer.
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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

Updates on NCCIH Clinical Trials Among Talks To Be Streamed at Feb. 9 Advisory Council Meeting

January 19, 2018

Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

On Friday, February 9, the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH) will hold its second meeting of Fiscal Year 2018. NCCIH grantees, potential applicants, and others may find it useful to hear updates on the Center’s activities, policies, and funding priorities.
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D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

Funding Opportunity for Research on Biological Signatures of Gut-Derived Metabolites

January 10, 2018

D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

Did our parents have the right idea when they told us to eat more fruits and vegetables? Maybe so! Evidence has begun to build that the foods we eat (including the natural compounds in fruits and veggies), the flora in our digestive systems, and our basic biological functions all intersect to influence our overall heal
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