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National Institutes of Health will host a dietary supplement research practicum

The deadline to apply for the Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum is April 10, 2017.

Learn about the issues, concepts, unknowns and controversies of dietary supplements and supplement ingredients at a 2.5-day research practicum.

The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is now accepting applications for the Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum. The practicum will be held at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, May 31-June 2, 2017.

The practicum will also emphasize the importance of scientific investigations to evaluate efficacy, safety and value of supplements for health promotion and disease prevention.

The deadline to apply for the practicum is April 10, 2017. There is no cost to attend. Attendees are responsible for room, board and transportation expenses.

The practicum is open to:

  • Health care providers and scientists with a master’s degree or higher whose work involves dietary supplements.
  • Full-time academic faculty and doctoral-level students in health-related disciplines such as nutrition, food science, pharmacology and pharmacognosy, exercise science and kinesiology, medicine, dentistry, nursing, and complementary and alternative medicine.
  • Master’s-level students in health-related programs.
  • Students in professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, and nursing.

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