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Helene M. Langevin, MD, is director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). 

As NCCIH director, Dr. Langevin oversees the U.S. Federal government’s lead agency for research on the fundamental science, usefulness, and safety of complementary and integrative health approaches and their roles in improving health and health care. With an annual budget of approximately $150 million, NCCIH funds and conducts research to help answer important scientific and public health questions within the context of whole person health. The Center also coordinates and collaborates with other research institutes and Federal programs on research into complementary and integrative health. She is currently the chair of the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee. 

Prior to coming to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2018, Dr. Langevin worked at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, jointly based at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston. Dr. Langevin served as director of the Osher Center and professor-in-residence of medicine at Harvard Medical School from 2012 to 2018. She also previously served as professor of neurological sciences at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont. 

Over her career, Dr. Langevin’s research interests have centered around the role of connective tissue in chronic musculoskeletal pain and the mechanisms of acupuncture, manual, and movement-based therapies. Her more recent work has focused on the effects of stretching on inflammation resolution mechanisms within connective tissue. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. 

Dr. Langevin received an M.D. degree from McGill University, Montreal. She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in neurochemistry at the MRC Neurochemical Pharmacology Unit in Cambridge, England, and a residency in internal medicine and fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. 

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this activity learners will be able to:  

  • Outline the NCCIH Strategic Plan, objectives, and priorities 
  • Understand current NCCIH initiatives and funding opportunities related to whole person health. 

This event is eligible for CME/CEU credit. To receive CME/CEU credit, please certify your attendance to receive CME/CEU credit by completing a brief online survey (it will automatically open in your browser upon leaving the Zoom meeting).

 Accreditation Statement

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians and allied health professionals.     

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit maximum reflects all Osher Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds to be offered in Fiscal Year 2023. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.    

Acupuncturists: This live activity is approved by the State of California Acupuncture Board for 1 hour of Category 1 CE course credit (provider number 1377).    

CME Disclosure Statement 

Planners: Shelley Adler, PhD, Selena Chan, DO; Anand Dhruva, MD; and Patty Moran, PhD, have no financial relationships to disclose.    

Speaker: Helene Langevin, MD, has no financial relationships to disclose.   

Zoom Link: https://ucsf.zoom.us/j/98034547274?pwd=dklxUkpCK3JHMk1YOVJ2SW9CQkROUT09    

Meeting ID: 980 3454 7274   

Passcode: 303790  

Event Details

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Zoom Link: https://ucsf.zoom.us/j/98034547274?pwd=dklxUkpCK3JHMk1YOVJ2SW9CQkROUT09    

Meeting ID: 980 3454 7274   

Passcode: 303790