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

Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
May 31, 2018
Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

In this blog post, Dr. Wendy Weber, of NCCIH’s Division of Extramural Research, welcomes researchers to apply for a career in health science administration.

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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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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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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
October 04, 2017
Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

NCCIH’s National Advisory Council to meet Friday, October 6, 2017; agenda includes panel titled “The National Pain Strategy and Federal Pain Research Strategy―Response to the Prescription Opioid Epidemic.”

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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.
April 05, 2017
Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards announces new NCCIH roles for Drs. Craig Hopp and Wen Chen.

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David Shurtleff, Ph.D.
April 03, 2017
David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH Deputy Director Dr. David Shurtleff commends Dr. Martin Goldrosen, who is retiring, and Dr. Partap Khalsa, who has been appointed Director of the NCCIH Division of Extramural Activities.

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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
October 05, 2016
Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Partap Khalsa welcomes applicants for a program director position in the NCCIH Division of Extramural Research’s Basic and Mechanistic Research Branch.

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Richard L. Nahin, Ph.D., M.P.H.
September 01, 2016
Richard L. Nahin, Ph.D., M.P.H.

In this research blog post,

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John S. Williamson, Ph.D.
June 21, 2016
John S. Williamson, Ph.D.

Join NCCIH’s Division of Extramural Research as a Program Director to drive investigations to better understand the human microbiome.

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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.
April 15, 2016
Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards previews the sessions that NCCIH will offer at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health in May 2016.

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John S. Williamson, Ph.D.
December 21, 2015
John S. Williamson, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. John S. Williamson congratulates NCCIH grantee Dr. Christina Smolke and her colleagues for engineering a yeast strain capable of synthesizing opioids.

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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.
August 17, 2015
Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

Five new scientists bring a broad range of expertise to NCCIH’s Division of Extramural Research. Dr. Emmeline Edwards welcomes them in this blog post.

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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
July 01, 2014
Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

In this blog post, Dr. Wendy Weber describes an upcoming job opening for a program director at NCCAM. This is an exciting opportunity to work at one of the largest funding agencies for complementary health research in the world.

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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.
May 06, 2014
Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards, Director of NCCAM’s Division of Extramural Research, announces the appointment of Dr. Partap Khalsa as Deputy Director of the Division and Drs. Wendy Weber and John S. Williamson as Chiefs of the new Clinical Research in Complementary and Integrative Health Branch and Basic and Mechanistic Research in Complementary and Integrative Health Branch, respectively.

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Catherine Bushnell
August 14, 2013
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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Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.
July 23, 2013
Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

I’m very pleased to tell you that David Shurtleff, Ph.D., has joined the NCCAM staff as Deputy Director. In this capacity, he will partner with me in directing the Center’s scientific, programmatic, and administrative endeavors. During Dr. Shurtleff’s initial period of tenure, he will share the Deputy Director position with Jack Killen, M.D.

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Catherine Bushnell
July 18, 2012
Catherine Bushnell, Ph.D.

Catherine Bushnell, Ph.D., an internationally recognized pain and neuroscience researcher, has been appointed scientific director of a new research program focusing on the role of the brain in perceiving, modifying, and managing pain. In this video, she discusses the new collaborative pain research effort at NIH.

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