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NCCIH Research Blog

NCCIH blogs about research developments related to complementary health practices. Check in regularly to keep up with the latest findings.

Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
January 17, 2020

The National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH) will meet on Friday, February 7 on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland. We welcome clinicians, researchers, and members of the public to attend the Open Session, which is from 10 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. ET. The session will include updates, including from NCCIH Director Helene Langevin, M.D., on the Center’s activities, policies, and funding priorities. 

The NACCIH meets three times per year and is charged with advising, consulting with, and making recommendations to the Center director on matters relating to the Center’s research activities and functions. In closed sessions, members provide secondary review of grant applications with respect to NCCIH research priorities and program balance. 

As part of the Open Session, four research concepts will be presented for Council’s consideration:

  • “Integrating Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Training for Mid-Career Investigators,” by Lanay Mudd, Ph.D. and Merav Sabri, Ph.D., program directors, DER, NCCIH; and William (Bill) Ellwood, Ph.D., OppNet coordinator and health scientist administrator, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH
  • A concept for support under NIH’s Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM (HEAL) Initiative, “Imaging of Myofascial Tissues: Potential Impact for Musculoskeletal Pain Research,” by Dr. Sabri and Wen Chen, M.M.Sc., Ph.D., Chief of the Basic and Mechanistic Research Branch, DER, NCCIH
  • A concept for support under the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research Initiative, “Functional Neural Circuits of Interoception,” by Dr. Chen
  • “Research Networks for Force-Based Manipulations,” by Dr. Sabri.

At 1:00 p.m., we will hold a mini-symposium on “Clinical Trials and Oversight.” Clinical researchers may be interested to hear an update on NIH policy from Michael Lauer, M.D., Deputy Director for Extramural Research, NIH, and a talk on “NCCIH Implementation of Clinical Trials Oversight,” by Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D., Director of NCCIH’s Division of Extramural Research (DER), and Catherine Meyers, M.D., Director of the Center’s Office of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs.

We welcome you to attend the Open Session in Rooms E1/E2 in Building 45 on the NIH campus or via NIH Videocast. There is an opportunity for public comment at the end of the meeting. The online session will be closed captioned and archived.  

View the February 7, 2020 Council agenda.

Catherine M. Meyers, M.D.
December 18, 2019
Catherine Meyers, M.D.

NIH is seeking input on its Draft Policy for Data Management and Sharing. Dr. Catherine Meyers gives details in this blog post.

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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
October 31, 2019
Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Partap Khalsa discusses new concepts for NCCIH research.

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Catherine M. Meyers, M.D.
October 04, 2019
Catherine Meyers, M.D

In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses two new protocol templates to NCCIH’s Clinical Research Toolbox, the web-based information repository for investigators and staff involved in NCCIH-funded clinical research.

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Craig Hopp, Ph.D.
September 25, 2019
Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH’s Dr, Craig Hopp calls attention to two new requests for applications (RFAs) related to natural products research.

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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.
September 17, 2019
Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post NCCIH’s Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses a new evidence-based consensus study report cosponsored by NCCIH: Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development in Children and Youth. 

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