Dr. David Shurtleff
April 3, 2017
Please join me in wishing the best to Dr. Martin Goldrosen, who has retired after 16 years with NCCIH, the last 9 as Director of the Division of Extramural Activities. Dr. Goldrosen’s contributions to the Center and NIH, especially in administrative oversight, grants policy and management, and peer review, have been immeasurable. We will miss his thoughtful advice and good judgment.
Dr. Josephine Briggs
March 28, 2017
Earlier this month, I posted about the new American College of Physicians clinical practice guidelines on noninvasive treatments for low-back pain. Clinical practice guidelines are important for many reasons, in particular to assist in the diagnosis and health management of the patient, but guidelines don’t always change health care. They do, however, provide a starting point for researchers to consider how to improve care. Researchers can use guidelines to see what gaps exist in the evidence and identify what key research questions have yet to be answered.
Resources for Researchers
New NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements for Human-Animal Interaction Research
NCCIH is now accepting applications for three new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for research to examine: (1) the impact of Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) on typical and atypical child development and health; (2) the evaluation of animal-assisted intervention for children and adults with disabilities or in need of rehabilitative services and; (3) the effects of animals on public health, including cost effectiveness of involving animals in reducing and preventing disease.
Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Research (R01)
Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Research (R03)
Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Research (R21)
Pain and Opioid Management in Veterans: Evidence, Lessons Learned, and Future Directions in the Use of Collaborative and Integrated Care Approaches
April 10, 2017 at 10 a.m. ET; NIH Main Campus - Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater; Videocast or Facebook Live
- Join us for a Live Q&A on Facebook with the speaker, at 2 p.m. ET
April 13, 2017 at 11 a.m. ET; NIH Main Campus - Building 35A, Room 640 (in-person attendance only)
April 25, 2017 at 1 p.m. ET
Drs. Eric Schoomaker and Chester “Trip” Buckenmaier will discuss mind and body approaches, such as meditation, yoga, and relaxation techniques for pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and insomnia in the military population.