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Past Blog Posts

May 07, 2018

In this blog post Drs. Linda Duffy and D. Craig Hopp, of NCCIH’s Division of Extramural Research, discuss probiotics and the micobiome as the subjects of an upcoming symposium at the 2018 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health.

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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
May 04, 2018
Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Apply for an NCCIH grant for research involving human participants? If you’re attending the ICIMH meeting, plan to attend this Pre-Congress Workshop: “Honing Your Clinical Research Proposal for NIH and NCCIH Funding Opportunities” (on Tuesday, May 8, at 2 p.m.).

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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.
April 30, 2018
Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH’s Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses expressive arts therapies and highlights NCCIH’s breakfast roundtable discussion of these at the ICIMH meeting on Thursday, May 10.

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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.
April 30, 2018
Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards, Director of the Division of Extramural Research at NCCIH, discusses a new partnership between our Center, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to research the impact of music on health.

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Anita McRae-Williams
April 27, 2018
Anita McRae-Williams, M.A.*

Scientific disciplines can differ on what elements of a study are necessary to meet the definition of a “clinical trial.” Some investigators conducting human subjects research may not know that NIH considers their study to be a clinical trial - - a term defined broadly by NIH as “a research study in which one or more human subjects are prospectively assigned to one or more interventions (which may include placebo or other control) to evaluate the effects of those interventions on health-related biom

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