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NCCAM Names New Advisory Council Members

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The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced six new members to the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The council, which includes members of the public as well as physicians, scientists and complementary health care providers, serves as the principal advisory body to NCCAM. Council members serve a four year term, during which they meet three times annually to conduct peer review and set research funding priorities. As announced by NCCAM, the new council members are:

Catherine Bushnell, PhD, is the Harold Griffith professor of anesthesia and professor in dentistry and neurology at McGill University, Montreal. Previously, she was the director of McGill University’s Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain. In addition, Dr. Bushnell won the Frederick Kerr Award for Basic Research in Pain from the American Pain Society and received the Distinguished Career Award from the Canadian Pain Society. She is president of the Canadian Pain Society and treasurer of the International Association for the Study of Pain. Her research projects focus on using brain imaging techniques to study how pain is processed by the nervous system in humans.

Jane Guiltinan, ND, is the dean of the School of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University, Seattle. Dr. Guiltinan has also served as a clinical professor, medical director, and dean of clinical affairs at Bastyr. She was the co-medical director for the King County Natural Medicine Clinic, the first publicly funded integrated health clinic in the United States. Dr. Guiltinan is principal investigator on an NCCAM grant to increase the teaching and practice of evidence-based medicine within the naturopathic medical school curriculum at Bastyr. Dr. Guiltinan’s practice is focused on women’s health, disease prevention, and wellness promotion.

Scott Haldeman, DC, MD, PhD, is adjunct professor in …

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