NIH director outlines new model for clinical research based on interdisciplinaryapproach

April 26, 2004

Calling for an interdisciplinary approach to clinical research, StephenE. Strauss, MD, director of the National Center for Complementary and AlternativeMedicine at the National Institute of Health (NIH), outlined a comprehensiveplan for how research will some day be conducted in the United States. Theplan would incorporate the many fields of medicine with the many disciplinesin research to form a "common core of knowledge."