Request for Comments on NCCIH Draft Strategic Plan

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Requesting Comments on NCCIH's Draft Strategic Plan 2016-2021

A draft plan is online for review. Please submit comments by April 15, 2016.


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Director's Message: Our Center's Role in the Landscape of Pain Research

Pain is a major public health concern in this country. Our most recent survey establishes that more than 25 million Americans experience pain every single day. From a health professional point of view, finding an effective way to manage pain can be a serious challenge. Pharmacologic approaches for pain management include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, opioids, and other agents, and while these drugs may provide improvements in pain and function over the short term, evidence of long-term effectiveness is limited. Opioid prescriptions have been on the rise at an alarming rate, and their use has been associated with serious risks, including misuse and overdose. Read more.


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Resources for Researchers

NIH Seminars for New Researchers and Research Administrators

Are you a researcher, new or early career scientist, or research administrator interested in learning more about applying for NIH grants, mapping your career with NIH, or managing NIH awards? Consider attending one of the 2016 NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration in Baltimore, MD (May 11-13) or Chicago, IL (October 26-28). More than 60 NIH and HHS policy, review, program, and grants management officials will be on hand to share the latest updates and guidance on NIH-wide programs, policies, and updates on the NIH grants processall in a central location.  In addition to 45 different topics provided during the seminar, attendees have the opportunity to have 15 minute chats with NIH & HHS staff during the “1:1 Meet the Experts.”  There is no limit to the number of staff members you can meet with during the two-day seminar.  In the post-seminar evaluations, attendees often note that these opportunities were some of the most valuable activities at the NIH Regional Seminar.


Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health

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Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant

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Upcoming Events

NCCIH Exhibits at Experimental Biology 2016

April 2-6, 2016, San Diego, CA

New Bio-Based Supply Chains for Medicines

April 4, 2016 at 9 a.m. ET; Videocast or NIH Campus, Masur Auditorium (Building 10)

Modeling Nociception in Zebrafish, From Development to Function

April 5, 2016 at 11 a.m. ET; NIH Campus, Building 40, Room 1201/1203

NCCIH Exhibits at USA Science and Engineering Festival

April 16-17, 2016; Washington, D.C.

In case you missed it...

Twitter Chat on Children and Complementary Health Approaches

If you missed the March 30 event on Twitter, you can view an archive of the chat.