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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.

Martina Schmidt
May 30, 2017
Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Martina Schmidt, Chief of the NCCIH Office of Scientific Review, discusses required elements for new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs).

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David Shurtleff, Ph.D.
May 24, 2017
By David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

Illnesses and deaths linked to tobacco smoking are a huge public health problem in the United States and worldwide. Although treatments such as counseling and medication are available to help people stop smoking, research indicates that these treatments are not always available or successful for every patient, and that an individualized approach is desirable.

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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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Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.
May 08, 2017
Wen Chen, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Wen Chen discusses two Program Announcements (PARs) that direct research attention toward investigating the mechanisms by which mind and body interventions might work, as well as strategies to optimize these interventions.

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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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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.
April 20, 2017
Lanay Mudd, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses the purpose of pilot studies and points to NCCIH’s new “Framework for Developing and Testing Mind and Body Interventions.”

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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
April 19, 2017
Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

At NCCIH, we are working hard to let the research community know about our new approach to funding research with human subjects that focuses on the clinical effects of complementary health approaches.

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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
April 12, 2017
Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

NCCIH to host informational webinars in April and May, 2017, on clinical trial applications via new funding opportunities.

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Robin Elizabeth Boineau, M.D.
April 12, 2017
Robin Boineau, M.D., M.A.
  • Do you have an important health care research question that can be answered in a real-world setting?
  • Is it in a high-priority area for NCCIH pragmatic trials?
  • Is the intervention already being utilized?
  • Do you have experience conducting clinical research in partnership with health care systems?

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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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