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March 23, 2022

Registration Now Open: NIH ODS Dietary Supplement Research Practicum
May 23–25, 2022

Registration is now open for the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum taking place virtually May 23–25, 2022.


The deadline to register is Monday, May 16, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time).

This 3-day practicum will provide a thorough overview and grounding on the issues, concepts, unknowns, and controversies about dietary supplements and supplement ingredients. It will also emphasize the importance of scientific investigation to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and value of these products for health promotion and disease prevention as well as how to carry out this type of research. It is an educational opportunity open to faculty, students, and practitioners with a serious interest in the subject.

The practicum is open to everyone, but is designed for the following groups:

  • Full-time academic faculty, research practitioners, doctoral students, postdocs, and fellows in health-related disciplines such as nutrition, food science, pharmacology and pharmacognosy, exercise science and kinesiology, medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and complementary and integrative health
  • Healthcare providers and scientists with a master’s degree or higher whose work involves research with dietary supplements
  • Master’s-level students in health-related programs
  • Students in professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and nursing.

There is no cost to attend the practicum.

For more information about the practicum and how to register, please visit the practicum website:

NOTE: Videotaped presentations from past ODS practicums are available to view online. 

About ODS

The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation’s medical research agency—supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health.

Contact Us

Office of Dietary Supplements
National Institutes of Health
6705 Rockledge Drive (Rockledge I)
Room 730, MSC 7991
Bethesda, MD 20817