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2017 Posts

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

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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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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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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Catherine M. Meyers, M.D.
November 03, 2017
Catherine Meyers, M.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses The Living Textbook, a researcher-friendly compendium of information for designing, planning, and implementing pragmatic clinical trials.

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Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.
October 24, 2017
Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

Dr. Josephine Briggs, who recently stepped down as NCCIH Director, reflects on the NCCIH research portfolio and scientific curiosity.

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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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September 21, 2017
NCCIH Research Blog Team

Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., delivered 2017 Straus Lecture on the public health consequences of stress on Americans.

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Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.
September 21, 2017
Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

I am proud to announce NIH’s newest interagency research initiative on pain management in military service members and veterans. 

NCCIH, lead for this multi-agency initiative called the NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory, is contributing more than half the funding for these 12 projects to develop, implement, and test nondrug approaches for managing pain and its related conditions in the military and veteran population―including opioid misuse, abuse, and disorder. The total funding for this project will be $81 million over 6 years. 

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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
September 20, 2017
Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

If you are planning to submit a grant application that includes human subjects to NCCIH this fall, we want to help you select the best funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to use.  

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Eve Reider, Ph.D.
August 02, 2017
Eve Reider, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Eve Reider discusses an NIH FOA that focuses on linking data from health care system records to mortality data to obtain a more accurate understanding of risk factors related to suicide.

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