What: David G.I. Kingston, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor, Director, Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery, Department of Chemistry at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, will be the featured speaker for the fourth annual Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Health Therapies. Dr. Kingston’s lecture is entitled Natural Products: Drugs and Medicines for All Reasons and All Seasons.
Funds, totaling approximately $11.3 million, will support the first year of the Health Care Systems (HCS) Research Collaboratory, which will engage health care systems as research partners in conducting large-scale clinical studies. The funds are managed through the Common Fund at the National Institutes of Health.
A video featuring research on how yoga works, the safety of yoga and whether yoga can help treat certain health problems is being released.
Catherine Bushnell, Ph.D., an internationally recognized pain and neuroscience researcher, has been appointed scientific director of a new research program focusing on the role of the brain in perceiving, modifying, and managing pain.
A new series of monthly health tips, Time to Talk Tips, will provide consumers with easy-to-read information on complementary health practices. The effort is managed by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institutes of Health.
The council serves as the principal advisory body to NCCAM.