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Past Blog Posts

Craig Hopp, Ph.D.
January 10, 2018
D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

Did our parents have the right idea when they told us to eat more fruits and vegetables? Maybe so! Evidence has begun to build that the foods we eat (including the natural compounds in fruits and veggies), the flora in our digestive systems, and our basic biological functions all intersect to influence our overall health. Recently, NCCIH released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Biological Signatures of Diet-Derived Microbial Metabolites, for projects to study several aspects of this question.

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December 07, 2017
NCCIH Research Blog Team

Hello from NCCIH’s new leadership team! In this message, Acting Director David Shurtleff and Acting Deputy Director Wendy Weber introduce themselves and highlight NCCIH’s research interests and resources.

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Robin Elizabeth Boineau, M.D.
November 30, 2017
Robin Boineau, M.D.

In this research blog, Drs. Robin Boineau (NCCIH) and Kimberly Johnson (SAMHSA) discuss a new funding initiative to examine the impact of behavioral interventions for opioid addiction within the context of states’ plans for use of Opioid STR grant funds.

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Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.
November 14, 2017
Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Josephine Briggs reviews her time as Director of NCCIH and discusses the Center’s focus on pain research.

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Catherine M. Meyers, M.D.
November 03, 2017
Catherine Meyers, M.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses The Living Textbook, a researcher-friendly compendium of information for designing, planning, and implementing pragmatic clinical trials.

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