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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.

December 10, 2018

In this blog post, NCCIH director Dr. Helene Langevin and deputy director Dr. David Shurtleff discuss the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-Term) Initiative and NCCIH’s participation in the project.

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Richard L. Nahin, Ph.D., M.P.H.
December 04, 2018
Richard Nahin, Ph.D., M.P.H.

In this blog post, Dr. Richard Nahin, lead epidemiologist at NCCIH, discusses the importance of studying trends in populations and how that relates to complementary and integrative practices, as well as the study of chronic pain.

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David Shurtleff, Ph.D.
November 30, 2018
David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH Deputy Director Dr. David Shurtleff discusses an upcoming NCCIH-sponsored workshop on cannabinoid research on December 8, 2018.

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November 26, 2018
NCCIH Blog Team

Contact with nature—whether outdoors or indoors (e.g., from plants or window views)—is an emerging field of research showing potential to help address some important public-health problems, said Gregory Bratman, Ph.D., in a recent lecture at NIH.

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October 25, 2018
NCCIH Blog Team

In the 2018 Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture, Dr. Tracy Gaudet will address the VA’s new Whole Health System, a new initiative to deliver personalized, proactive, and patient-centered care to U.S. veterans.

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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.
October 17, 2018
Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses an NIH/NCCIH research initiative to advance the study of emotional well-being.

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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
October 15, 2018
Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Given our Center’s longstanding interests in funding rigorous research of complementary and integrative health approaches for pain, we are enthusiastic about a potential new translational research initiative that will address the need for effective and personalized therapies for chronic low back pain – the NIH Back Pain Research Consortium (BACPAC)

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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
September 24, 2018
Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Partap Khalsa highlights key presentations and concepts to be discussed at the October 5, 2019 meeting of the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health.

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Robin Elizabeth Boineau, M.D.
September 20, 2018
Robin Boineau, M.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Robin Boineau discusses six NCCIH-administered awards to study innovative behavioral health approaches to enhance adherence to medications treating opioid use disorder (OUD).

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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.
September 18, 2018
Lanay Mudd, Ph.D.

In this research blog, Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses career development pathways for clinician-scientists and a new career development funding opportunity in partnership with the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).

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