Research in Integrative Health
This course will present an overview of NCCIH’s current strategic plan and priorities for research. Major new programs led by NCCIH will be described including: 1) NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory; 2) NCCIH’s role leading two aspects of the NIH Helping End Addiction Long-Term (HEAL) Initiative; and 3) NIH’s Music and Health Initiative.
Wendy Weber, ND, PhD, MPH
AIHM 2019 Annual Conference
Time to Complete
What you will learn
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the primary public research funding source for complementary and integrative health researchers. NCCIH will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. This session will present an overview of NCCIH’s current strategic plan and priorities for research. Major new programs led by NCCIH will be described including: 1) NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory; 2) NCCIH’s role leading two aspects of the NIH Helping End Addiction Long-Term (HEAL) Initiative; and 3) NIH’s Music and Health Initiative. NCCIH funds a range of research projects from basic and fundamental science, mechanistic studies to understand how interventions work, and clinical intervention studies to determine the efficacy or effectiveness of interventions for specific conditions. Highlights of recent findings from the NCCIH portfolio of research in each of these areas will be presented. Another aspect of NCCIH’s mission is to provide objective information to the public about complementary and integrative health approaches. To accomplish this, NCCIH has numerous resources for the public and health care providers available at https://nccih.nih.gov. Finally, the session will provide an overview of how potential applicants can find the appropriate open funding opportunity for the research they would like to conduct.By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- Explain the NCCIH strategic plan and top research priorities.
- Restate major NCCIH research initiatives.
- List recent NCCIH-supported research results and explain how the evidence has helped inform clinical practice or the understanding of the mechanisms underlying complementary approaches.
- Identify the range of research questions that NCCIH supports with grant funding.
Certificate of Completion
Included in this course
Wendy Weber, ND, PhD, MPH
Branch Chief, NCCIH
Faculty Disclosures: This speaker has no relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., is Branch Chief for the Clinical Research in Complementary and Integrative Health Branch in the Division of Extramural Research at NCCIH. She joined NCCIH as a program director in 2009. The Clinical Research Branch is responsible for the oversight of all NCCIH-supported clinical trials. Dr. Weber is coordinator for NCCIH’s Clinical Trial Specific Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) and point-of-contact for all natural product-related clinical trial FOAs. She is a member of the NIH Common Fund-supported Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory and the program officer for the Coordinating Center. Dr. Weber is also a member of the planning and oversight team for the NIH-DoD-VA Nonpharmacologic Approaches to Pain Management Collaboratory and project scientist for its Coordinating Center.
Physicians earn a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. The subscription period for this CME-eligible course is until June 24, 2022.
All other healthcare professionals completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. Physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content and complete the activity evaluation, followed by the post-test online during the subscription period. After the subscription period, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.
This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity.