Clinical Research Training Program in Complementary and Integrative Health
The National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) and the University of Washington (UW) host a unique collaborative research training program (BRIDG, Building Research across Inter-Disciplinary Gaps) focused on preparing the next generation of clinical complementary and integrative health (CIH) researchers. Supported by an ongoing grant from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), the BRIDG program provides up to three years of postdoctoral research training support for doctoral-level CIH clinicians (e.g., ND, DAOM, DC, DPT, DO), and conventionally trained (e.g., PhD, MD) researchers who are interested in learning how to conduct clinical CIH research.
The BRIDG program has two inter-related programs referred to as the “T90” and “R90” programs for training elements offered at the UW and NUNM respectively. The T90 Program is based at the Seattle, WA campus of the UW, and offers an immersive training experience for doctoral-level CIH clinicians interested in learning the methods and processes of clinical and translational research, with dedicated mentorship.
The R90 program is based in Portland, OR on the campus of NUNM, and offers immersive training to conventionally trained researchers interested in observing and researching CIH practices, with dedicated mentorship. Both programs include didactic training via coursework, seminars and retreats, plus research activities to support the development of independent research careers.
The program directors represent the multi-disciplinary nature of the training program and include: Heather Zwickey, PhD and Ryan Bradley, ND, MPH at NUNM and Cathryn Booth-LaForce, PhD and Yvonne Lin, PhD at the UW.
Read more about trainee eligibility criteria and duration of support.
The BRIDG program is now accepting applications through May 15, 2020 for a September 2020 start date.
Have questions? Contact the BRIDG program.
Learn more about this unique NIH grant mechanism.