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August 14, 2013
M. Catherine Bushnell, Ph.D.
M. Catherine Bushnell, Ph.D.

Summer 2013 marks the first anniversary of Dr. Catherine Bushnell’s appointment as Scientific Director of NCCAM’s Division of Intramural Research. You can find out more about Dr. Bushnell and the Division here. The blog team asked Dr. Bushnell for a few reflections on her first year at NCCAM.

The first year of the new NCCAM intramural pain research program has been a great success.

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August 09, 2013
D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.
D. Craig Hopp

At NCCAM, one of the interesting things we are doing with respect to natural products is moving ahead on a plan for systematic evaluation of the ways in which they interact with prescription medications.

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July 23, 2013
Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.
Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

David Shurtleff, Ph.D.David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

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July 17, 2013
NCCAM Blog Team

On May 13, NCCAM had the pleasure of hosting Aniruddh (Ani) Patel, Ph.D., who delivered a lecture at NIH, “Exploring the Impact of Music on Brain Function,” as part of the Center's Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series. Following the lecture, NCCAM program officer Lee Alekel, Ph.D., sat down with Dr. Patel and asked him a few questions about the neurobiology of music and the brain.

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June 18, 2013
Josephine Briggs, M.D.
Dr. Briggs

Today, Liz Szabo of USA Today offers a thoughtful look into the field of complementary and alternative health. Szabo cites cautionary tales of unfounded health claims and aggressive marketing come-ons that can be common.  Yet, she makes room for another critical point—a number of complementary health practices hold a great

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