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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Names Six New Members to National Advisory Council

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has named six new members to its National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NACCAM). The NACCAM serves as the principal advisory body for the NCCAM. The new members are Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord, Dr. Stephen Barnes, Dr. Sheldon Cohen, Dr. Fabio Cominell, Dr. Margery L.S. Gass, and Dr. Frank M. Torti. Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord is the associate dean for student affairs and multicultural affairs and assistant professor of surgery and psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School. Her research interests focus on surgical outcomes in American Indians. Dr. Stephen Barnes currently serves as a professor in the departments of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Environmental Health Sciences, Genetics, and Vision Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His research interests include the application of mass spectrometry to biomedical research; the role of isoflavonoids in preventing chronic diseases; and the biochemistry, chemistry, and analysis of bile acids. Dr. Sheldon Cohen is the Robert E. Doherty Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University and adjunct professor of pathology and psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He also serves as a member of the Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Dr. Fabio Cominelli currently holds numerous appointments with the University of Virginia Health System, including the David D. Stone Professor of Internal Medicine, director of the Digestive Health Center of Excellence, professor of microbiology and immunology, and chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. His research has centered on mucosal immune responses and intestinal inflammation to determine the molecular mechanisms of intestinal inflammation and develop new therapies. Dr. Margery L.S. Gass is a professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology and director of the University Hospital Menopause and Osteoporosis Center at the University of Cincinnati Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. …

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