21 December 2016 As the year draws to a close, we would like to take the opportunity to thank our colleagues and stakeholders who have worked with us towards our vision. Next year marks a historical occasion for NICM, celebrating its 10 year anniversary and a year of further growth and development for the Institute.
30 November 2016 NICM is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Carolyn Ee as the Jacka Foundation Senior Research Fellow. Professor Alan Bensoussan, NICM Director said the newly created position will help increase the integration of well-evidenced complementary medicine into routine healthcare with formal collaborations with hospitals and health centres.
30 November 2016 NICM’s annual caucus meeting provided an important opportunity to discuss the Institute's five strategic goals that underpin Institute’s vision and mission, expanding research programs, healthy hearts, healthy minds, healthy women, healthy lives post-cancer, and hear from fellow expert speakers.
26 October 2016 Researchers from NICM, Cardiac Health Institute, and Centre for Evidence-Based Chinese Medicine at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine are investigating the health benefits of Tai Chi for heart disease, hypertension and quality of life in an international clinical trial currently underway in Sydney and Beijing.
21 October 2016 The Australian Government’s response to the Review of Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation marked a key milestone in NICM’s work to secure regulatory reform that provides greater incentives for industry investment in research and development, and has been well received by the complementary medicine sector since its release in September.
21 October 2016 An industry partner program between NICM, Western Sydney University and Beijing Tong Ren Tang Chinese Medicine Corporation Ltd. is now underway to investigate safeties of possible new Chinese medicine ingredients and evidence to support use in Australia and promote the further research and development of therapeutic products.
6 October 2016 NICM is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Jerome Sarris as its new Deputy Director. Professor Sarris brings extensive research and management experience to the position with a career that spans two decades and includes senior roles at the University of Melbourne’s Department of Psychiatry, Swinburne University of Technology’s Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, and with the International Network of Integrative Mental Health in the US.
15 September 2016 The Australian Government today released its response to the Review of Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation, known as the Samson Review. Chaired by Emeritus Professor Lloyd Sansom AO, the independent expert review identifies ways to improve access to therapeutic goods for consumers and remove unnecessary red-tape for industry whilst maintaining the safety of therapeutic goods in Australia.
9 August 2016 Over 80 key guests from government, academia, and the complementary medicines industry celebrated the signing of an agreement between NICM and the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM) to advance collaboration on Chinese medicine research, education and clinical services. NICM Director, Professor Alan Bensoussan, says the establishment of a joint Chinese Medicine Research, Education and Clinical Centre is a significant milestone in the collaboration between BUCM and NICM.