NCCAM's Research Centers Program
On this page:
Funded Research Centers
- Centers of Excellence for Research on CAM
- Centers for Dietary Supplements Research: Botanicals
- Developmental Centers for Research on CAM
- Centers for CAM Research
- International Centers for Research on CAM
Centers of Excellence for Research on CAM
These Centers support three or four major, synergistic research projects each, and are focused on elucidating mechanisms of action of CAM. (P01 mechanism; R01-level projects)
- Neuroimaging Acupuncture Effects on Human Brain Activity (Massachusetts)
- CAM as Countermeasures Against Infectious and Inflammatory Disease (Montana)
- Center for CAM Research on Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases (South Carolina)
- Center for Herbal Research on Colorectal Cancer (Illinois)
- Protective Roles of Grape-Derived Polyphenols in Alzheimer's Disease (New York)
- UCLA Center of Excellence in Pancreatic Diseases (California)
- Energy Medicine
- Center for Mechanisms Underlying Millimeter Wave Therapy (Pennsylvania)
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Alternative Therapies for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Massachusetts)
- Center for Arthritis and Traditional Chinese Medicine (Baltimore, Maryland)
- Center for Chinese Herbal Therapy (New York)
Centers for Dietary Supplements Research: Botanicals
Note: These centers comprise the NIH Botanical Research Center Program.
- Botanicals Research Center for Age Related Diseases (Indiana)
- Botanical Research Center: Metabolic Syndrome (Louisiana)
- Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements Research in Women's Health (Illinois)
- Center for Botanical Immunomodulators (New York)
- Center for Botanical Lipids (North Carolina)
- Center for Research on Botanical Dietary Supplements (Iowa)
Developmental Centers for Research on CAM
These Centers support developmental research on CAM through collaborations between CAM schools and conventional biomedical research institutions. (U19 mechanism; R21-level projects)
NESA Acupuncture Research Collaborative (Massachusetts)
- Botanical Medicine (Trametes versicolor mushroom)
Trametes Versicolor-Induced Immunopotentiation (Minnesota, Washington)
Mechanisms and Effects of Chiropractic Manipulation (Iowa, Kansas, New York)
- Mind-Body Medicine
Complementary/Alternative Medicine: Expectancy and Outcome (Oregon)
Mechanisms of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (Arizona, Texas)
International Centers for Research on CAM
The International Center for Indigenous Phytotherapy Studies: HIV/AIDS, Secondary Infections and Immune Modulation
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
Functional Bowel Disorders in Chinese Medicine (Baltimore, Maryland)
Botanical Research Centers Program
The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) plan to continue the Botanical Research Center Program for another 5-year period. ODS and NCCAM invite proposals from both new applicants and currently funded centers. The application process involves two stages. All applicants are required to submit pre-applications under RFA-OD-09-002 for peer review. Applicants submitting the most meritorious pre-application proposals will be invited to apply for center funding under RFA-OD-09-001. The purpose of the program is to promote collaborative interdisciplinary study of botanicals, particularly those found as ingredients in dietary supplements. The research should have high potential for being translated into practical benefits for human heath.
Centers for Research on CAM
- Centers Announcements
- Submitting Multi-PI Applications for the Developmental Centers for Research on CAM (DCRC) Initiatives
Current research priority areas for the Centers for Research on CAM.
Barbara Sorkin, Ph.D.
Contact Dr. Sorkin for questions about the Centers for CAM Research, Centers of Excellence for Research on CAM, and Developmental Centers for Research on CAM. For other center programs, contact the individuals listed below.
Centers for Dietary Supplements Research: BotanicalsCarol Pontzer, Ph.D.
International Centers for Research on CAMJack Killen, M.D.
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