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Josephine Briggs, MD
Josephine Briggs, MD

    Dr. Joesphine P. Briggs, director of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), is an accomplished researcher and physician. After receiving her MD from Harvard Medical School, she completed her residency training in internal medicine and nephrology at the Mount Sinai Scholl of Medicine. She went on to hold a research fellowship in physiology at the Yale School of Medicine and later at the Phsyciology Institute at the University of Munich. She held several academic positions at the University of Michigan prior to joining the National Institutes of Health in 1997 as director of the division of kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. In 2006 she accepted a position as senior scientific officer at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and in 2008 was named director of NCCAM.

    Dr. Briggs' research interests include the renin-angiotensin system, diabetic nephropathy, circadian regulation of blood pressure, and the effects of antioxidans in kidney disease.

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