National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NACCAM)

Photo of members of National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NACCAM)

New, current, and retiring members of the National Advisory Council on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NACCAM) met on June 6, 2008

Back row: Ted Kaptchuk, Herman Taylor, Fabio Cominelli, Bruce Redman, Sheldon Cohen, Stephen Ezeki-Okoye, Frank Torti.

Center row: Lupo Carlota, Danny Shen, Margery Gass, Timothy Birdsall, Stephen Barnes, Stefanie Vogel, Gert Bronfort, Boyd Bowden, Richard Niemtzow.

Bottom row: Shin Lin, Lori Arviso Alvord; Jack Killen, Josephine Briggs, and Martin Goldrosen of NCCAM; Joan Fox.

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The National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NACCAM) is charged with the responsibility of advising, consulting with, and making recommendations to the Director, NCCAM, on matters relating to the research activities and functions of the Center. The role and responsibilities of the council members include secondary review of grant applications in light of NCCAM scientific program priorities and program balance.

The council consists of 18 voting members. In addition there are five non-voting ex officio members: the Secretary, DHHS; the Director, NIH; the Director, NCCAM; the Chief Medical Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs; and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (or other designee). Appointed members serve for up to 4-year terms.


When the time for public comment is determined, it will be posted on this Web site. Any changes regarding the date, time, or location of this meeting (due to unforeseen circumstances) will be available on the NCCAM Meeting Information Line at 301-594-9632.





NACCAM consists of 18 members, including the Chair, appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Cancer Working Group

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