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

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.
September 18, 2018
Lanay Mudd, Ph.D.

In this research blog, Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses career development pathways for clinician-scientists and a new career development funding opportunity in partnership with the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).

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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.
August 20, 2018
Lanay Mudd, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses institutional training programs supported by NCCIH including T32 programs and one T90/R90 program.

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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.
July 18, 2018
Lanay Mudd, Ph.D.

In this blog post Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses NIH Loan Repayment Programs for researchers.

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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.
April 19, 2018
Lanay Mudd, Ph.D.

Learn about advancing your research career; attend “Developing Your Research Career: NCCIH Training and Career Development Opportunities,” a workshop at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH) on Thursday, May 8, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to noon in Baltimore, MD.

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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.
March 06, 2018
Lanay Mudd, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Lanay Mudd describes NIH initiatives designed to enhance the accountability and transparency of clinical research.

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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.
March 01, 2018
Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH Training Officer Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses research training and career development opportunities.

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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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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.
May 18, 2017
Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH Director of Extramural Research Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses NIH/NCCIH funding opportunities in music and art therapies.

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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
May 04, 2017
Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Find out more about a new series of funding opportunity announcements for investigator-initiated clinical trials, and register for this May 9 webinar: New NCCIH Funding Opportunities for Natural Products Clinical Trials.

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Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.
April 10, 2017
Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH Director Dr. Josephine Briggs discusses new pathways for clinical trial funding.

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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.
May 13, 2016
Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards offers advice on NIH funding opportunities and mechanisms, and discusses the NCCIH-sponsored session on funding opportunities at the upcoming 2016 ICIMH meeting.

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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
March 04, 2016
Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Partap Khalsa reports on the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health Working Group on Clinician-Scientist Workforce Development.

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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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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.
December 16, 2015
Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards, Director of NCCIH’s Division of Extramural Research, discusses new funding opportunities that focus on broad potential therapeutic and non-therapeutic uses of non-invasive neuromodulation devices for the central nervous system.

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Craig Hopp
November 16, 2015
D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

NCCIH will hold a webinar on network pharmacology and natural products on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.

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Dale Birkle Dreer, Ph.D.
November 05, 2015
Dale Birkle Dreer, Ph.D.

SROs are scientists, most are former faculty members and NIH grantees, who manage the first level of peer review, commonly known as the study section. SROs are the people who take the first thorough look at your application, determine the expertise required for the review, recruit the external scientists to match that expertise, manage the study section meeting where the applications are discussed and scored, and prepare the summary statement for your application.

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Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.
October 16, 2015
Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.

New RFAs represent NCCIH’s new funding mechanisms direct research attention toward investigating the mechanisms by which: 1) mind and body interventions might work, and 2) strategies to optimize these interventions.

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

Blinding, which helps minimize the potential for introducing bias into study results and maximize objectivity, is an important aspect of clinical research.

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December 15, 2014
NCCAM Blog Team

Lucy Bauer holds a Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) position at NCCAM. Last week on the NIH's “I Am Intramural” blog, she shared her experience as an NIH postbac.

Learn more about applying to the NIH Postbac IRTA Program, which gives recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional school a chance to train at the NIH for one or two years.

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Alberto Rivera-Rentas
October 15, 2014
Alberto Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.

Dr. Alberto Rivera-Rentas announces a grant opportunity, funded by NCCAM and nine other NIH agencies, for developing training courses to enhance researchers’ ability to generate reproducible, validated data.

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Alberto Rivera-Rentas
August 19, 2014
Alberto Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.

NCCAM Training Officer Dr. Alberto Rivera-Rentas discusses NCCAM-supported research training and career development opportunities in this blog post.

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October 03, 2012

Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) is a free course offered by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.   

NCCAM statistician Laura Lee Johnson, Ph.D., is one of the co-directors for the course along with Frederick Ognibene, M.D., and John Gallin, M.D..

The NIH Clinical Center organizes this course each year to train researchers about how to effectively conduct clinical trials.  The course topics will include:

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