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Five New NACCAM Members Announced

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) announced 5 new members to its principal advisory body, the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NACCAM). Council membership is comprised of physicians, scientists, licensed CAM practitioners, and members of the public. Council members meet three times annually and serve over a four-year term. The new members are: Adam Burke, PhD, MPH, LAC; Gary Curhan, MD, ScD; Steven T. Dekosky, MD; Susan Folkman, PhD; and Janet Kahn, PhD.

Dr. Burke, professor in the Department of Health Education and director of the Institute for Holistic Health Studies at San Francisco State University, is a licensed acupuncturist. He received training in traditional East Asian medicine at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco and the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Sichuan, China.

Dr. Curhan, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and associate professor of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, is a practicing nephrologist and a senior investigator at the Channing Laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Curhan's area of expertise is population epidemiology and the epidemiology of kidney disease. He is internationally recognized for his work and has had research funded by NIH over the last 15 years. He currently serves as the primary mentor for four junior faculty members who have NIH career development awards.

Dr. Dekosky is vice president and dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His clinical research includes differential diagnosis, neuroimaging, and genetic risks for Alzheimer's disease and trials of new medications. His basic research centers on structural and neurochemical changes in human brains in normal aging and dementia. He previously served as vice-chair of the national board of directors of the Alzheimer's Association and chair of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council …

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