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Science Advocate
Special Post-meeting Edition MOVING RESEARCH INTO ACTION

AADR Unveils New Position & Logo at Annual Meeting


President Marc Heft unveiled the AADR new key position and logo during the Opening Ceremonies at the 37th Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas. The new position—“Dedicated Scientists turn to the AADR to move their research into action”—features three underlying themes: community, recognition, and standards of excellence. The position is also represented in a new logo for the AADR; the three key themes are signified in the points as well as by a “swoosh” representing movement of research into action.

To fulfill the new positioning promise, the AADR is undertaking the following new programs: launching an AADR-only electronic newsletter, the Science Advocate; communicating government and advocacy efforts to the membership; developing regional symposia focused on cutting-edge science; and encouraging cross-collaboration with the broader medical and science community. The AADR will continue to introduce programs and services that will enhance the member experience, grow membership, increase recognition, elevate the level of science, and recognize members’ achievements in research.

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> AADR Annual Meeting Details
> 2008 AADR Awards & Fellowships Recipients
> Council Highlights
> AADR National Student Research Group (NSRG)
> Presidentís Message - Brian H. Clarkson
> AADR Leadership
> 2009 Awards and Fellowships
> Can You Serve on a Committee?
> Call for Nominations
> IADR/AADR/CADR 87th General Session
> Future Meetings
> In Memoriam
AADR Annual Meeting Details
The 37th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research drew a total registration of 2,049 people from 38 countries.  Those attending the Meeting could choose from among 1,282 total presentations (953 posters, including 17 late-breaking-news abstracts, plus 292 oral presentations, 18 symposia, 13 Keynote speakers, three hands-on workshops, three Distinguished Lecture speakers, and 10 Lunch & Learning tables), and 58 exhibit booths (32 commercial exhibitors and 16 educational exhibitors).
2008 AADR Awards & Fellowships Recipients
Through numerous awards and fellowships, the AADR is able to support research initiatives and travel to the AADR Annual Meeting. The following awards were presented at the AADR Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas.
Council Highlights
Council approved a Bylaw amendment changing the National Oral Health Advocacy Committee (NOHAC) to the Government Affairs Committee (GAC), to include eight members appointed by the AADR Board of Directors, plus the President, President-elect, and Executive Director (non-voting). The committee will study government issues and advise the Board and Council on the possible effects on dental research.
AADR National Student Research Group (NSRG)

The AADR NSRG welcomed their incoming officers and presented awards during their annual business meeting on April 3, 2008, in Dallas.

Presidentís Message - Brian H. Clarkson

“Something is rotten in the State of Denmark.”
 (from Act 1, Scene 4, “Hamlet”, by William Shakespeare)

There are two issues to which our membership must react. The NIDCR’s extramural funding to dental schools as a percent of funding to all institutions has dropped below 50%. Should this trend continue, I believe that the future of the NIDCR itself will be in jeopardy.


AADR Leadership

David Wong (University of California, Los Angeles) has been elected Vice-president of the AADR.  His term began at the conclusion of the AADR Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas (April 5, 2008). 




Kirsten Rittenbach (University of California, San Francisco) began her term as the Student Representative on the AADR Board of Directors at the conclusion of the AADR Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas (April 5, 2008). 

2009 Awards and Fellowships

Nominations and applications are being accepted for next year's AADR awards and fellowships.

Can You Serve on a Committee?
Committees are the backbone of the AADR, and each year the President-elect seeks a wide variety of volunteers, representing as many geographic areas and scientific disciplines as possible, to fill committee vacancies.
Call for Nominations

The AADR is seeking nominations for Vice-president, Treasurer, and Representative to the IADR/AADR Publications Committee.

IADR/AADR/CADR 87th General Session
The IADR/AADR/CADR General Session and Exhibition is scheduled for April 1-4, 2009, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, Fla., USA.
Future Meetings

Mark your calendars now to make sure you can attend these future AADR and IADR events.

In Memoriam
AADR Members who died January, 2007 – April, 2008
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