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Spring Research Lectures on Pain and Its Management

We are pleased to let you know of three upcoming lectures by NCCIH-funded researchers on pain and its management, forming the Center’s Spring 2018 Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series. All talks will take place at Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, on the NIH campus, and will also be offered via NIH Videocast and Facebook Live.


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NCCIH Resources for Research Training and Career Development

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

March 01, 2018


One of NCCIH’s primary strategic goals is to “Support research training and career development opportunities to increase the number and quality of scientists trained to conduct rigorous, cutting-edge research on complementary and integrative practices.” In pursuit of this goal, NCCIH offers many research training and career development funding opportunities, along with other resources for students, postdoctoral students, and junior faculty. As the NCCIH Training Officer, I plan to write regularly on this blog and update you about training opportunities and resources.



How Do New NIH Human Subjects Policies Impact Training and Career Development Awards?

Lanay Mudd, Ph.D.

March 06, 2018

If you are considering applying for an NIH training or career development award, you may be thinking, “How do I know which funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to choose? Clinical Trial Required? Clinical Trial Not Allowed?” If so, you are not alone!

NIH has launched a series of initiatives to enhance the accountability and transparency of clinical research. 


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Clinical Digest: Complementary Health Approaches for Hypertension

Some complementary health approaches are showing promise as elements of a program of lifestyle change that can help lower blood pressure. Research results show that some mind and body practices, such as meditation and relaxation techniques, may help reduce blood pressure in people with hypertension. In 2013, the American Heart Association suggested that biofeedback and Transcendental Meditation, in addition to conventional medication, can help people lower their blood pressure.


Resources for Researchers

New Funding Opportunities

Upcoming Events

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"Under Your Skin: Molecules and Cells for Touch and Pain"

March 12, 2018, 11 a.m. ET

NIH Main Campus (Bethesda, MD), Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10. A remote viewing option will be available.


Dr. Alexander Chesler, Ph.D., Principal Investigator in the NCCIH Intramural Program will present the next Integrative Medicine Lecture.


NCCIH Exhibits at: American Pain Society 37th Annual Scientific Meeting: Understanding Pain Mechanisms Scientific Summit 

March 4-6, 2018; Anaheim, CA

Pain Lecture: Endogenous opioid systems, health and resiliency 

March 8, 2018, 11 a.m.-12 noon ET. 

NIH Main Campus (Bethesda, MD) Building 35A, Room 610 (in-person attendance only). 

SAVE THE DATE! Reframing the Primary Care Management of Chronic Pain

April 23, 2018, 11 a.m. ET. 

This Integrative Medicine Lecture will be presented by Dr. Erin E. Krebs, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

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