Northwestern Health Sciences University Achieves Successful NCCAM Site Visit

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Northwestern Health Sciences University hosted a site visit by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) on July 30. The purpose of the visit was to assess progress of the CAM Research Education Project, which is funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (National Institutes of Health) for $750,000. The aim of the project is to help integrate research into student education at the University. Northwestern has teamed up with the University of Minnesota to manage the project. Prior to the site visit, Northwestern’s CAM Research Education Project team was required to submit a progress report to the funding agency. A successful site visit, along with a progress report demonstrating satisfactory achievement of proposed activities, is necessary to receive continued funding for another three years. The program officer recommended that the project be approved for continued funding. Northwestern Health Sciences University offers a wide array of choices in natural health care education including chiropractic, Oriental medicine, acupuncture, therapeutic massage and human biology. The University has nearly 900 students on a 25-acre campus in Bloomington, Minnesota.

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