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2018 Posts

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

Catherine M. Meyers, M.D.
June 06, 2018
Catherine Meyers, M.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses a recent workshop on embedded pragmatic clinical trials (PCTs) of therapeutic A vs. B interventions and how they may help bridge the gap between evidence, practice, and policy.

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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
May 31, 2018
Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

In this blog post, Dr. Wendy Weber, of NCCIH’s Division of Extramural Research, welcomes researchers to apply for a career in health science administration.

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May 30, 2018
NCCIH Blog Team

On Monday, June 4, at 11 a.m., Mary Jo Larson, Ph.D., M.P.A.will discuss “Caring for Our Military: Considering Nondrug Therapies for Pain.” Part of  NCCIH’s Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series, her talk will take place on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, and will be streamed live and archived for later viewing at videocast.nih.gov. 

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Merav Sabri, Ph.D.
May 08, 2018
Merav Sabri, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Merav Sabri, of NCCIH’s Division of Extramural Research, discusses the scientific basis for manual therapies and their use in treating chronic pain conditions, and also addresses an NCCIH-sponsored symposium about this at ICIMH on May 11, 2018.

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May 07, 2018

In this blog post Drs. Linda Duffy and D. Craig Hopp, of NCCIH’s Division of Extramural Research, discuss probiotics and the micobiome as the subjects of an upcoming symposium at the 2018 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health.

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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
May 04, 2018
Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Apply for an NCCIH grant for research involving human participants? If you’re attending the ICIMH meeting, plan to attend this Pre-Congress Workshop: “Honing Your Clinical Research Proposal for NIH and NCCIH Funding Opportunities” (on Tuesday, May 8, at 2 p.m.).

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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.
April 30, 2018
Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards, Director of the Division of Extramural Research at NCCIH, discusses a new partnership between our Center, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to research the impact of music on health.

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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.
April 30, 2018
Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH’s Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses expressive arts therapies and highlights NCCIH’s breakfast roundtable discussion of these at the ICIMH meeting on Thursday, May 10.

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Anita McRae-Williams
April 27, 2018
Anita McRae-Williams, M.A.*

Scientific disciplines can differ on what elements of a study are necessary to meet the definition of a “clinical trial.” Some investigators conducting human subjects research may not know that NIH considers their study to be a clinical trial - - a term defined broadly by NIH as “a research study in which one or more human subjects are prospectively assigned to one or more interventions (which may include placebo or other control) to evaluate the effects of those interventions on health-related biom

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Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.
April 26, 2018
Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.

Have you ever thought about what our “sixth sense” is? Can we feel it and regulate it? Does it impact our health?

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