NCCIH Research Blog

2021 Posts

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 Langevin, M.D.

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

May 14, 2021

Helene 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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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

New Strategic Plan and Environmental Health Among Features of May Council Meeting

April 28, 2021

Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

A preview is provided of the May 14, 2021 meeting of the the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH).
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Merav Sabri, Ph.D.

Neural Mechanisms of Force-Based Manipulations Is a High Priority for NCCIH

April 26, 2021

Merav Sabri, Ph.D.

I am delighted to share with you a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for Neural Mechanisms of Force-Based Manipulations: High Priority Research Networks (U24 Clinical Trial Optional).
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Richard L. Nahin, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Examining Pain Experiences and Care in Underserved Populations

April 23, 2021

Richard L. Nahin, Ph.D., M.P.H.

The work of the NCCIH epidemiology program includes studies analyzing pain disparities in U.S. population subgroups; five examples of recent papers are discussed.
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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

Highlighting NCCIH’s 2021 Funding Strategy

April 20, 2021

Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

Information on how NCCIH prioritizes certain types of grants and seeks to optimize their number and impact within the budget allocation--including through its funding strategy.
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Spring 2021 Integrative Medicine Virtual Lectures Begin May 4

April 15, 2021

NCCIH Research Blog Team

NCCIH offers two lectures in spring 2021 on the theme of "Novel Approaches at the Intersection of Mental Health and Pain" as part of its Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series.
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Helene Langevin, M.D.

Using Artificial Intelligence To Uncover the Path to Health Restoration

April 7, 2021

Helene Langevin, M.D.

In this blog, learn about a new trans-NIH initiative, the NIH Common Fund’s Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI) program, an endeavor that brings exciting new opportunities for researchers in the complementary and integrative health community.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

Engaging Diverse Communities in Research: Join Our Hot Topic Webinar on April 27

March 31, 2021

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

Researchers who have studied complementary and integrative health approaches in diverse populations will share their insights on how to build community–academic partnerships and share lessons learned recruiting/retaining participants from diverse communities.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

NCCIH To Sponsor Three Sessions at the Integrative Medicine & Health Symposium

March 29, 2021

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

NCCIH is sponsoring three sessions at the Integrative Medicine & Health Symposium.
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Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.

Studying Mindfulness Through Neuroimaging Studies: Current Funding Opportunities

March 25, 2021

Wen Chen, Ph.D.

Research suggests that mindfulness may be helpful for a variety of conditions including depression, stress and related conditions, insomnia, and some painful conditions like chronic low-back pain.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

Upcoming Meetings To Focus on Music and Health Research for Brain Disorders of Aging

March 2, 2021

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

What do models of music-based interventions look like? What are the best metrics to track outcomes? These are some of the questions NIH hopes to answer in a series of three virtual meetings continuing our interest in music and health research.
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D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

Points To Consider in Your Natural Products Research Grant Application

February 22, 2021

D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

This NCCIH blog shares some key points in our approach to funding research on natural products.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

Exploring Patient-Provider Relationships To Improve Treatment Outcomes

February 17, 2021

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health remains interested in funding research on the patient-provider relationship to improve treatment outcomes.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

NCCIH Interest in Research To Prevent and Treat Long COVID

February 12, 2021

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

To advance our understanding of the recovery process, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a Notice of Intent To Publish Research Opportunity Announcements (OTA-21-015) for the Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection (PASC) Initiative.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

New Research Networks To Explore the Science of Emotional Well-Being

February 1, 2021

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

The National Institutes of Health is funding five new research networks to further research on emotional well-being. 
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

High-Risk, High-Reward Program Seeks Proposals From Exceptionally Creative Scientists

January 29, 2021

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

NCCIH seeks creative and bold investigators to explore the NIH Common Fund program that supports exceptionally creative scientists pursuing highly innovative research
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Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.

Interoception and Health: New Journal Article and Funding Opportunity

January 22, 2021

Wen Chen, Ph.D.

This blog outlines a new FOA and a new review, “The emerging science of interoception: sensing, integrating, interpreting, and regulating signals within the self,” published in Trends in Neurosciences, which proposes a unified research framework for interoception science.
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