Briggs named director of NIH alternative medicine center.The Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced Jan. 24 that Josephine P. Briggs, M.D., has been named director of NIH's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine,
n.pr established in 1998 as a Center of the National Institutes of Health. Supports and conducts research on complementary and alternative med-icine and informs healthcare pro-fessionals about . Briggs succeeds Stephen E. Straus, M.D., NCCAM's first director, who passed away in November.
Briggs last served as a senior scientific officer at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Howard Hughes Medical Institute, (HHMI), nonprofit medical research organization founded in 1953 by Howard Hughes and largly funded from proceeds of the 1984–85 sale of Hughes Aircraft. Headquartered in Chevy Chase, Md. . From 1997-2006, she was director of the Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic hematological, hematologic
pertaining to or emanating from blood cells.
total and differential white cell counts, hematocrit estimation, erythrocyte count. Diseases in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases About NIDDK
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health. . Prior to that, she was a professor of internal medicine and physiology at the University of Michigan.
She received her A.B. cum laude in biology from Harvard-Radcliffe College and her M.D. from Harvard Medical School.
NCCAM supports complementary and alternative medicine The term complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is an umbrella term for alternative medicine and complementary medicine.
Alternative medicine describes practices used in place of conventional medical treatments. research at more than 260 institutions throughout the United States, funds research training and career development, and provides science-based information to the public and health professionals.