Mememe Posted July 15, 2011 Report Share Posted July 15, 2011 http://nccam.nih.gov/about/ataglance/ What We Do NCCAM sponsors and conducts research using scientific methods and advanced technologies to study CAM. CAM is defined simply as a group of diverse medical and health care interventions, practices, products, or disciplines that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. http://nccam.nih.gov/grants/priorities/#esi Areas of Special Interest Although a wide range of research topics are of interest to NCCAM, studies focusing on CAM interventions used frequently by the American public, and on the conditions for which they are most frequently used are particularly encouraged. These would include, but not be limited to, investigations of the impact of CAM modalities in alleviating chronic pain syndromes and inflammatory processes, and improving health and wellness. Among all types of studies, attention to a range of endpoints meaningful to improved health, well-being, and quality of life is strongly encouraged. Investigators are urged to discuss applications with a relevant NCCAM Program Officer. NCCAM is strongly committed to assisting new and early stage investigators in establishing a research career. Early stage investigators are those within 10 years of completing their terminal research degree, or their medical residency, or its equivalent. New investigators are those who have yet to compete successfully for a substantial (e.g., R01) NIH research grant. Each Advisory Council round, based on available funds, NCCAM: 1) will consider early stage or new investigator status as one of the criteria for designating grant applications as being of high program priority and 2) may make additional R01 grant awards to new and early stage investigators with percentiles or scores beyond the formal payline. http://nccam.nih.gov/about/offices/od/director.htm Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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