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2003 Press Releases

NCCAM Awards Planning Grants for the First International Centers for Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

NCCAM funds new partnerships between U.S. and international research teams in a novel effort to study traditional medical approaches as they are practiced in other cultures.

NCCAM Funds Two Awards Inaugurating Developmental Centers for Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

NCCAM forges new partnerships between CAM institutions and major research universities in an innovative effort to advance research on widely used CAM practices.

NCCAM Makes the First Two Awards To Create Centers of Excellence for Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

NCCAM establishes Centers of Excellence to support established researchers in applying cutting-edge technologies to explore the underlying mechanisms and potential benefits of CAM practices.

Botanical Researcher To Speak at NCCAM's Distinguished Lecture Series

“Herbal Medicine: Ancient Practice Meets Modern Science” will be presented by Norman R. Farnsworth, Ph.D., of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

People Living With Cancer ( Features Live Chat on Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Cancer

NCCAM is partnering with the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and CancerCare to host a Web chat on ASCO’s consumer web site, People Living With Cancer (

NCCAM Appoints Dr. John Killen, Jr., To Direct the Office of International Health Research

Following a nationwide search, John Y. Killen, Jr., M.D., has been appointed director of the Office of International Health Research, NCCAM.

DHHS Secretary Names Five to NCCAM Advisory Council

DHHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson announced five appointments to the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the principal advisory body to NCCAM.

NCCAM Announces New Research Fellowship Program

NCCAM announces the creation of a new NCCAM Director’s Fellowship in Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research. The program will sponsor outstanding research fellows to work in NCCAM’s Division of Intramural Research, based at the NIH in Bethesda, MD.

Renowned Psychiatrist, Dr. David Spiegel, to Speak on the Role of Hypnosis and Group Support in Medical Care

The lecture, entitled “Hypnosis and Group Support in Medical Care: Altering Perception and Reality,” will be presented by David Spiegel, M.D., professor and associate chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Treatment for Minor Depression

NIH launches clinical trial of
St. John’s wort for the treatment of minor depression.

Dr. Margaret Chesney Named NCCAM's First Deputy Director

NCCAM today announced the appointment of Margaret A. Chesney, Ph.D., as its first Deputy Director, following a nationwide search.