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

Wang
June 29, 2018
Yisong Wang, Ph.D.

Think of administrative supplements when you’re thinking of how to fund research projects.

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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.
June 27, 2018
Lanay Mudd, Ph.D.

Applying for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Career Development Award (or K award)? Read this for more information.

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Martina Schmidt
May 30, 2017
Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Martina Schmidt, Chief of the NCCIH Office of Scientific Review, discusses required elements for new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs).

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Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.
May 08, 2017
Wen Chen, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Wen Chen discusses two Program Announcements (PARs) that direct research attention toward investigating the mechanisms by which mind and body interventions might work, as well as strategies to optimize these interventions.

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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
April 19, 2017
Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

At NCCIH, we are working hard to let the research community know about our new approach to funding research with human subjects that focuses on the clinical effects of complementary health approaches.

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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
September 27, 2016
Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Over the years, I have often been asked whether the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) will fund clinical trials of natural products. The answer is, “Yes.” NCCIH funds clinical research of natural products, including herbal products, botanicals, products marketed as dietary supplements, and probiotics.

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Martina Schmidt
July 28, 2016
Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Planning to submit a grant application? These tips from Dr. Martina Schmidt, Chief of NCCIH’s Office of Scientific Review, should help.

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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.
May 10, 2016
Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses NCCIH priorities in pain and pain management research, & highlights NCCIH involvement at the 2016 American Pain Society’s annual meeting.

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Dale Birkle Dreer, Ph.D.
January 14, 2016
Dale Birkle Dreer, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Dale Birkle Dreer, chief of NCCIH’s Office of Scientific Review, discusses updates to policies, forms, and instructions for grant applications in 2016.

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Shelley Carow
December 11, 2015
Shelley Carow

Shelley Carow, Chief Grants Management Officer in the NCCIH Office of Grants Management, shares information about grants administration.

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Catherine M. Meyers, M.D.
October 13, 2015
Catherine Meyers, M.D.

Rigor in designing and performing biomedical research and the ability to reproduce the findings are top priorities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). One aspect of planning and implementing clinical research that we often discuss with grantees and applicants is blinding. NCCIH offers resources to help you maximize the rigor of your study.

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Dale Birkle Dreer, Ph.D.
October 01, 2014
Dale Birkle Dreer, Ph.D.

Are you applying for an NIH grant? Make sure you have read and followed all the instructions in the funding opportunity announcement (FOA). Some applicants haven’t been following instructions, and this has caused problems with their grant applications.

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