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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Name: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Description: The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. The mission of NCCAM is to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and alternative medicine interventions and their roles in improving health and health care.

NCCAM sponsors and conducts research using scientific methods and advanced technologies to study CAM. CAM is defined simply as a group of diverse medical and health care interventions, practices, products, or disciplines that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.

NCCAM has four primary areas of focus:

  1. Advancing scientific research: We fund research projects at scientific institutions across the United States and around the world.
  2. Training CAM researchers: We support training for new researchers as well as encourage experienced researchers to study CAM.
  3. Sharing news and information: We provide timely and accurate information about CAM research in many ways, such as through our Web site, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media tools, our information clearinghouse, fact sheets, Lecture Series, and continuing medical education programs.
  4. Supporting integration of proven CAM therapies: Our research helps the public and health professionals understand which CAM therapies have been proven to be safe and effective.
We are 1 of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Synonym(s): National Center for Complementary Alternative Medicine
Abbreviation: NCCAM
Is part of: National Institutes of Health, Resource:NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research
Super-category: Government granting agency
URL: http://nccam.nih.gov/
*Id: nlx_inv_1005085
Keywords: grant, funding, Alternative medicine
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Resource:Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Urological Symptoms University of Alabama at Birmingham; Alabama; USA http://archives.niddk.nih.gov/patient/camus/camus.aspx CAMUS.PNG
Resource:TRACULA Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts; USA
Massachusetts General Hospital; Massachusetts; USA
http://surfer.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/fswiki/Tracula Tracula.PNG

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Aarnaud, Bandrow



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DefinitionThe National Center for Complementary and The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. The mission of NCCAM is to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and alternative medicine interventions and their roles in improving health and health care.

NCCAM sponsors and conducts research using scientific methods and advanced technologies to study CAM. CAM is defined simply as a group of diverse medical and health care interventions, practices, products, or disciplines that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.

NCCAM has four primary areas of focus:

  1. Advancing scientific research: We fund research projects at scientific institutions across the United States and around the world.
  2. Training CAM researchers: We support training for new researchers as well as encourage experienced researchers to study CAM.
  3. Sharing news and information: We provide timely and accurate information about CAM research in many ways, such as through our Web site, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media tools, our information clearinghouse, fact sheets, Lecture Series, and continuing medical education programs.
  4. Supporting integration of proven CAM therapies: Our research helps the public and health professionals understand which CAM therapies have been proven to be safe and effective.
We are 1 of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
. Department of Health and Human Services.
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Is part ofResource:NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research  +, and National Institutes of Health  +
KeywordsGrant  +, Funding resource  +, and Alternative medicine  +
LabelNational Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine  +
ModifiedDate20 June 2013  +
SuperCategoryGovernment granting agency  +
SynonymNational Center for Complementary Alternative Medicine  +