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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.
April 18, 2016
Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Dr. Lanay Mudd previews a session that will be held at the ICIMH conference in May. The topic is selecting appropriate comparators in studies of meditative movement interventions such as tai chi, qi gong, and yoga.

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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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Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.
March 30, 2016
Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

NCCIH solicits opinions on its 2016-2021 draft Strategic Plan.

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David Shurtleff, Ph.D.
March 18, 2016
David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

This blog post announces the upcoming NIH event: “Marijuana and Cannabinoids: A Neuroscience Research Summit” to be held March 22-23, 2016.

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Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.
March 16, 2016
Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.

Effective management of pain is a major medical challenge in our country at the present time. An estimated 11.2% of the U.S. adult population suffers from chronic pain and the economic cost of pain is well over half a trillion dollars a year.

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March 15, 2016
NCCIH Research Blog Team

NCCIH Advisory Council member Dr. Martin Blaser spoke on “Perturbing the Early Life Microbiome and Its Consequences” at the Council’s February 5, 2016 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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February 01, 2016
NCCIH Research Blog Team

The National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health will hold its first meeting of 2016 on Feb. 5.

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Linda Duffy
January 22, 2016
Linda Duffy, Ph.D.

Dr. Claire Fraser’s NIH lecture on the functional dynamics of the gut microbiome in health and disease is now available online. In her talk, Dr. Fraser focused on the intriguing possibility that the gut microbiota may play an important role in response to vaccines and susceptibility to enteric pathogens.

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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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