Research Education Project Receives Additional Funding

Kate Martin | August 16, 2011

The research team received $850,000 for CAM Education Research Project.

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The research team at Northwestern Health Sciences University received $850,000 in continued funding for their groundbreaking CAM Education Research Project. The CAM Research Education project was initially funded by a $750,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Total expected grant funding over the life of the project is $1.5 million.

The project is focused on integrating research skills into the practice of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and facilitating “Evidence Informed Practice” (EIP) among CAM practitioners. Project outcomes to date include:

  • New collaborations with the Science Museum of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota (U of M);
  • The appointment of a half-time instructional designer from the U of M to develop EIP courses at Northwestern;
  • New Foundations of Evidence Informed Practice Courses for chiropractic, AOM and massage therapy programs;
  • EIP online training and Research Scholars series for faculty members;
  • EIP continuing education courses open to chiropractic, AOM and massage therapy providers; and
  • EIP online learning modules which are being used in programs at Northwestern as well as at Normandale Community College, the U of M and other institutions around the country.
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