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Release Date:  July 5, 2001

NOTICE:  NOT-AT-01-003

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) 
and several other NIH Institutes are developing two Requests for 
Applications (RFAs) to stimulate investigator-initiated research on (1) 
The Placebo Effect in Clinical Practice and (2) An Integrative Approach 
to Elucidation of the Underlying Mechanisms of Placebo Effect.  Concept 
Clearances for these initiatives can be found on the NCCAM website 

The anticipated release date for the RFA is August or September 2001, 
with applications due in February or March 2002.  The announcement will 
be published in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts in the usual 


General inquiries regarding this notice may be directed to:

Nancy J. Pearson, Ph.D.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Democracy Two, Room 106
Bethesda, MD  20892
Telephone: (301) 594 0519
FAX: (301) 480-3621
E-mail:  Pearsonn@mail.nih.gov

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