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

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December 15, 2014
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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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Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.
December 12, 2014
Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

This blog post by NCCAM Director Dr. Josephine Briggs presents a video clip about new research standards for low-back pain.

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December 04, 2014
NCCAM Blog Team

A new workshop summary that describes research needs on the interaction between sleep and pain is discussed in this blog post.

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Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.
November 20, 2014
Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

NCCAM Director Dr. Josephine Briggs discusses the role of integrative medicine in symptom management in cancer survivors in this blog post.

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November 19, 2014
NCCAM Blog Team

Today, NIH announced important steps to enhance transparency of clinical trials results.  NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, Dr. Sally Rockey, provided more details about a proposed HHS regulation and NIH policy on her blog Rock Talk.  She explained how you, the research community, can provide feedback on both documents.  Dr.

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David Shurtleff, Ph.D.
November 14, 2014
David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

In this blog post, NCCAM Deputy Director Dr. David Shurtleff explains changes in NCCAM’s oversight process for clinical trials.

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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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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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Kristen Huntley, Ph.D.
September 25, 2014
Kristen Huntley, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Kristen Huntley describes a new research initiative on nondrug approaches to pain and related conditions in U.S. military personnel and veterans.

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Craig Hopp
September 12, 2014
D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

In this blog post, NCCAM Program Director Dr. Craig Hopp announces an informational webinar for applicants for the Center of Excellence for Natural Product Drug Interaction Research.

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