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2005 Press Releases

Exploring Spirituality and Health Is Topic for Next NCCAM Distinguished Lecture
10/21/05

Anne Harrington, Ph.D., professor at Harvard University, will present “Is Spirituality Good for Your Health? Historical Reflections on an Emerging Research Enterprise.

NCCAM Expands Research Centers Program with Three Centers of Excellence and Two International Centers
10/14/05

NCCAM announces funding of three centers of excellence and two international centers for the study of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

New Online Continuing Education Series on Complementary and Alternative Medicine
07/18/05

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is offering a new online Continuing Education Series on complementary and alternative medicine.

Conference on the Biology of Manual Therapies
06/06/05

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) will sponsor a conference covering the underlying biology of manual therapies.

NCCAM Announces Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Oncology Fellowship
05/09/05

NCCAM, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research have created a unique 3-year fellowship for new researchers to gain expertise in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and cancer.

Expert in Integrative Health Care To Speak at NCCAM's Distinguished Lecture Series
04/15/05

NCCAM will host its Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Ralph Snyderman, M.D., of Duke University and currently visiting professor at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), on “Integrative Medicine: A Foundation for Prospective Health Care.”

NCCAM and ODS Co-Fund Five Botanical Research Centers
04/07/05

Five dietary supplement research centers focusing on studies of botanical products have been jointly funded by NCCAM and the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), both components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

NCCAM Releases New 5-Year Strategic Plan
02/07/05

NCCAM announces the release of its new 5-year strategic plan, Expanding Horizons of Health Care: Strategic Plan 2005-2009.

Statement by Stephen E. Straus, M.D., Director of NCCAM, in Response to Institute of Medicine Report on CAM Use in the United States
01/12/05

On behalf of our 16 Federal co-sponsors, NCCAM thanks the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies for their thoughtful deliberations and report on the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the United States.