Distinguished Lectures in the Science of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Leading figures in science and medicine have participated in the Distinguished Lecture series. The lectures provide a unique perspective on the evolution of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practice and research, as well as current use of CAM by the public. Many of the lectures can be viewed, free of charge, from the NCCAM Online Continuing Education Series or the NIH Videocast site. To view the lectures, please follow the links below. Note: A brief registration is required for lectures available through NCCAM.
October 25, 2006 (View NCCAM lecture)
Natural Products: Challenges and Opportunities
Ram Sasisekharan, Ph.D.
April 26, 2006 (View NCCAM lecture)
Neurobiological Correlates of Acupuncture
Bruce Rosen, M.D., Ph.D.
Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary and Alternative Medicine series was established to honor Dr. Straus, the founding director of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Dr. Straus built a comprehensive research enterprise, championing the efforts to establish the efficacy and safety of CAM practices while upholding the rigorous standards of science for which the NIH is known. Under his leadership, CAM research at NIH grew threefold, facilitating his vision of an evidence-based integrative approach to health care for the benefit of the public. An internationally recognized scientist, Dr. Straus also held the position of senior investigator in the Laboratory of Clinical Investigation at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
March 10, 2009 (View NCCAM lecture)
Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and Acupuncture
Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D.