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Monday, December 16, 2013
National Institutes of Health, Building 10
 Bethesda, Maryland


9 a.m.–10 a.m.
Lipsett Amphitheater

  • Welcome and Speaker Introduction

    Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.
    National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

  • Speaker

    Robert M. Califf, M.D.
    Vice Chancellor
    Clinical and Translational Research
    Director, Duke Translational Medicine Institute
    Professor of Medicine
    Division of Cardiology
    Duke University Medical Center

  • Acknowledgments

    Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

Reception and Poster Session

10 a.m.–11 a.m.
Southeast Patio

Posters Presented by NCCAM’s Division of Intramural Research Program

Chantal Villemure, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Marta Ceko, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Scott Thompson, B.S., M.B.A.

Lucie Low, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Mark Pitcher, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Alex Chesler, Ph.D.

The lecture will be videocast live at


Robert Califf, M.D.
© Dr. Califf

Robert Califf, M.D., is vice chancellor of clinical and translational research, director of the Duke Translational Medicine Institute (DTMI), and professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Califf leads  a multifaceted organization that seeks to transform how scientific discoveries are translated into improved health outcomes. Prior to leading the DTMI, he was the founding director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute, an academic research organization. He is editor-in- chief of the American Heart Journal, the oldest cardiovascular specialty journal, and a practicing cardiologist at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Califf attended Duke University, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1973. He remained at Duke for medical school, where he was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. After graduating from Duke University School of Medicine in 1978, he completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, returning to Duke for a cardiology fellowship.

Considered an international leader in the fields of cardiovascular disease treatment, health outcomes, quality of care, and medical economics, he is the author or coauthor of more than 1,000 peer reviewed articles. The Institute for Scientific Information acknowledges him as 1 of the 10 most-cited authors in the field of medicine.

Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Health Therapies

Foundation for the National Institutes of Health
Presented by NCCAM and supported by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health with a generous gift from Bernard and Barbro Osher.

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