*New* Director of the National Center for Complementary & Integrative health (NCCIH): the NIH Appoints Dr. Helene Langevin
Dr. Helene Langevin, M.D., a visiting professor of neurological sciences at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and a medical graduate of McGill University, is expected to join NIH in November 2018 as director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).
As NCCIH director, Langevin will oversee the federal government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. With an annual budget of approximately $142 million, NCCIH funds and conducts research to help answer important scientific and public health questions about natural products, mind and body practices, and pain management. The center also coordinates and collaborates with other research institutes and federal programs on research into complementary and integrative health.