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2001 Press Releases

Garlic Supplements Can Impede HIV Medication

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases researchers announce that garlic supplements can cause a potentially harmful side effect when combined with anti-HIV drug saquinavir.

Dr. Jane F. Kinsel Named NCCAM's Associate Director for Science Policy and Operations

Jane F. Kinsel, Ph.D., M.B.A., was appointed associate director for Science Policy and Operations of NCCAM.

Dr. Martin H. Goldrosen Named Chief of NCCAM's Office of Scientific Review

Martin H. Goldrosen, Ph.D., was recently appointed chief of the Office of Scientific Review of NCCAM.

NCCAM Appoints Dr. Joana Rosario as Director of New Office of International Health Research

Joana Rosario, M.D., M.P.H., has been appointed the first international program director of NCCAM.

NCCAM Explores New Opportunities for Future Collaboration with Industry

The purpose of the meeting is to begin a dialogue on how NCCAM and industry can work together to definitively evaluate CAM therapeutic products for composition, safety, and efficacy, and to obtain input from the broad stakeholder community.

Dr. Marc R. Blackman Named Clinical Director for NCCAM

Marc R. Blackman, M.D., has been appointed the first clinical director of the new Division of Intramural Research of NCCAM.

Town Meeting on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Steele Memorial Children’s Research Center to host a public meeting on complementary and alternative medicine in Tucson, Arizona, March 6, 2001.

NIH Launches CAM on PubMed®—A Comprehensive Source of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Information on the Internet

Recognizing the need to provide authoritative CAM information, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM), two components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have partnered to launch a new CAM subset of a larger medical literature database that will provide free, Web-based access to CAM sources of information. CAM on PubMed® is a new subset or part of PubMed, which is a free system offered by NLM that provides an easy way to access over 11 million citations and abstracts in the MEDLINE database and additional life science journals. MEDLINE currently covers nearly 4,500 journals published in the United States and more than 70 other countries.