The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) - formerly known as the Office of Alternative Medicine. It was the 11th NCCAM-sponsored center for the study of complementary and alternative therapies and the first established to facilitate the expansion of chiropractic research.
As many already know, NCCAM within the Department of Health and Human Services and related umbrella NIH, is part of one of the most distinguished institutions in the world of biomedical research. It supports basic and applied research in practice and training, and provides information to health care practitioners and the public.
Support center consortium - the purpose of which is to assess the potential effectiveness of manual therapy, provide clinical and scientific and technical assistance chiropractic investigators, and aid in the development of individual research projects initiated - is in line with the expansion of NCCAM vision for biomedical research.
In addition to the Palmer College of Chiropractic, six other members of the chiropractic colleges, including the National University of Health Sciences, New York Chiropractic College, Northwestern Health Sciences University, University of Southern California Health Sciences, Western States Chiropractic College, Canadian Memorial College of Chiropractic, and five state-supported universities: University of Kansas, McMaster University, State University of New York, the University of Iowa and the University of Calgary (Canada) and Harvard Medical Center.
The Advisory Committee, composed of nationally renowned scientific experts directs and chiropractic CCCR on policy aspects, sets research priorities, and makes the final decisions related to the support of individual research projects. And with program staff and effect contributes to the body of experience in key areas such as resource groups, consulting, training, biostatistics and data management, and scientific expertise.