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Submitting a Grant Application: Contacting People for Help

You may find it helpful to discuss your proposed research with an NCCAM staff member in the Division of Extramural Research prior to submitting a grant application. Each program staff member is responsible for coordinating different scientific research portfolios.

If you have general questions about NCCAM, please contact the NCCAM Clearinghouse at info@nccam.nih.gov.

On this page:

Please contact only one program staff member.

By Scientific Areas

Contact Person

AIDS and AIDS-Related Research Carol Pontzer, Ph.D.
Asthma/Allergy Carol Pontzer, Ph.D.
Autoimmune Diseases Carol Pontzer, Ph.D.
Bone, Muscle, Connective Tissue, and Skin Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Botanicals Carol Pontzer, Ph.D.
Cancer Barbara C. Sorkin, Ph.D.
Cardiovascular: Basic and Preclinical Research Laura Moen, Ph.D.
Cardiovascular: Clinical Research Catherine M. Stoney, Ph.D.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Carol Pontzer, Ph.D.
Dental Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D
Diabetes (Type II)/Endocrinologu/Metabolic Syndrome Laura Moen, Ph.D.
Drug Interactions Laura Moen, Ph.D.
Ethnobotany and Ethnomedicine Carol Pontzer, Ph.D.
GI/IBD/IBS Laura Moen, Ph.D.
Health Disparities Sheila Caldwell, Ph.D.
Health Services Research Richard Nahin, Ph.D.
Hematology Barbara C. Sorkin, Ph.D.
Immunology Carol Pontzer, Ph.D.
International Health Research Deborah Hayes, MS
Liver: Basic and Preclinical Research Laura Moen, Ph.D.
Liver: Clinical Research Linda C. Duffy, Ph.D.
Lung Diseases Carol Pontzer, Ph.D.
Mental Health Catherine M. Stoney, Ph.D.
Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Carol Pontzer, Ph.D.
Musculoskeletal Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Neuroscience Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Neurodegeneration Barbara C. Sorkin, Ph.D.
Obesity Catherine M. Stoney, Ph.D.
Oncology Barbara C. Sorkin, Ph.D.
Osteoarthritis Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Osteopathic Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Osteoporosis Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Pain Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Placebo Catherine M. Stoney, Ph.D.
Pediatrics Linda C. Duffy, Ph.D.
Probiotics: Basic Research Carol Pontzer, Ph.D.
Probiotics: Clinical Research Linda C. Duffy, Ph.D.
Psychological and Psychiatric Sciences Catherine M. Stoney, Ph.D.
Renal and Urological Laura Moen, Ph.D.
Reproductive Science Jeanette Hosseini, Ph.D.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Carol Pontzer, Ph.D.
Sensory Systems Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Sleep Disorders Catherine M. Stoney, Ph.D.


By CAM Domains

Contact Person

Biologically Based Practices Carol Pontzer, Ph.D.
Energy Medicine Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Manipulative and Body-Based Practices Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Mind-Body Medicine Catherine M. Stoney, Ph.D.
Whole Medical Systems: Alaskan and Native American Sheila Caldwell, Ph.D.
Whole Medical Systems: Homeopathy, Ayurveda Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Whole Medical Systems: Traditional Chinese Medicine Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Whole Medical Systems: Naturopathy Laura Moen, Ph.D.


By Specific Funding Mechanism 1

Contact Person

Academic Research Awards (AREA) Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Career Awards (K) Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Conference Grants (R13 and U13) Barbara C. Sorkin, Ph.D.
Exploratory/Developmental (R21 - basic and preclinical) Amanda Trayer
Exploratory/Developmental (R21 - clinical) April Bower, R.N.
Fellowships and Training Grants (F and T) Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Loan Repayment Program Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Small Business Research (SBIR and STTR) Carol Pontzer, Ph.D.

1 For descriptions of all award mechanisms, see Types of NCCAM Grants.


By Contact Person

April Bower, R.N.
E-mail: bowera@mail.nih.gov

Sheila Caldwell, Ph.D.
E-mail: caldwells@mail.nih.gov

Linda C. Duffy, Ph.D.
E-mail: duffyl@mail.nih.gov

Deborah Hayes, MS
E-mail: dhayes@mail.nih.gov

Jeanette Hosseini, Ph.D.
E-mail : JeanetteH@mail.nih.gov

Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
E-mail: khalsap@mail.nih.gov

Laura Moen, Ph.D.
E-mail: moenl@mail.nih.gov

Richard Nahin, Ph.D.
E-mail: nahinr@mail.nih.gov

Carol Pontzer, Ph.D.
E-mail: pontzerc@mail.nih.gov

Barbara C. Sorkin, Ph.D.
E-mail: sorkinb@mail.nih.gov

Catherine M. Stoney, Ph.D.
E-mail: stoneyc@mail.nih.gov

Amanda Trayer
E-mail: atrayer@mail.nih.gov