Media Advisory

Friday, May 16, 2014

NCCAM invites public comments on proposed center name change


The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), part of the National Institutes of Health, is inviting members of the public to comment on their proposed name change. The proposed name is the National Center for Research on Complementary and Integrative Health (NCRCI).




The open comment period is from May 16-June 6, 2014.


Submit comments through NCCAM’s web site at

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