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August 14, 2008 MOVING RESEARCH INTO ACTION

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AADR Launches Town Hall Meeting Initiative
Members of the AADR Board and Government Affairs Committee (GAC) recently launched a new grassroots plan aimed at getting dental, oral and craniofacial researchers face to face with their members of Congress on their home turf.

The plan sends out a brief personalized alert that lets an AADR member know where and when his/her member of Congress will be in the district holding a town hall meeting. The alert also has links to tips about attending a town hall meeting, slides on the current trends in federal biomedical research funding, and sample questions to ask the member of Congress. The alert went to AADR Board members, GAC members, and AADR Advocates. For more information on the AADR Advocates Program, please click here.

Polling has shown that a majority of Americans support federal funding for biomedical research, yet the issue is infrequently brought up before the general public. With a new administration, new Congress and new fiscal agenda on the horizon, AADR is seeking to use this critical time to highlight the public’s desire for more funding for NIH research. If you would like more information on how to help and attend a town hall meeting, please e-mail Mike Kalutkiewicz for more information.

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> SAGE To Start Publishing JDR in January, 2009
> AADR Submits Comments to FDA on Dental Amalgam
> Senate Small Business Committee Reinstates Limited SBIR Grant Eligibility
> Presidential Candidates Weigh In On Research Funding Issues
> AADR Strides in Science
> UCLA School of Dentistry Implements Summer Program
> Dean Announced for New Dental School at ECU
> New Joint Editorship for Journal of Periodontal Research
> Samantha Jordan Awarded HHMI-NIH Grant
> AADR Awards and Fellowships
> Save the Dateó2009 AADR Annual Meeting
> In Memoriam
SAGE To Start Publishing JDR in January, 2009

After a considerable research and vetting process, members of the IADR and AADR board of directors decided to move JDR to a commercial publisher and selected SAGE Publications, Inc. For IADR/AADR’s 11,000+ members, this change means additional online features through the SAGE Journals Online platform such as articles published ahead of print, Web 2.0 social bookmarking and RSS feeds.

AADR Submits Comments to FDA on Dental Amalgam

On July 28, AADR submitted follow-up comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reiterating its position that encapsulated dental amalgam should continue to be classified as a Class II device with special controls. AADR further stipulated that any proposed controls should be based on scientific studies published in peer-review journals.

Senate Small Business Committee Reinstates Limited SBIR Grant Eligibility

Under a bill reported out of the Senate Committee on Small Business on July 30, small businesses that are majority-backed by venture capital (many of which are producing biotech therapies and cures) will be eligible for a portion of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants. The bill reauthorizes the SBIR program for 14 years.

Presidential Candidates Weigh In On Research Funding Issues

The following is an excerpt from “Your Candidates-Your Health: Presidential Primaries 2008,” an initiative of Research!America and other partners. AADR was a founding partner with this initiative. Both presidential candidates were invited to let voters know where they stood on health and research by completing a brief questionnaire. The following shows their views on questions regarding funding for research.

AADR Strides in Science

AADR Strides in Science is a new feature highlighting an AADR member’s accomplishments and comments on how his/her involvement with AADR has been an important part of his/her career in research.  If you would like to nominate a colleague to be featured, please send his/her name to scienceadvocate@aadronline.org.

Dr. Moïse Desvarieux is the Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University and teaches the "Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease" course. As an infectious disease epidemiologist, Dr. Desvarieux has two research focus areas covering the traditional field of infectious disease epidemiology and the newer interface of infectious and chronic diseases.

UCLA School of Dentistry Implements Summer Program

AADR Member and Vice-president David Wong is one of the key mentors in a summer program that was implemented this summer at the School of Dentistry at the University of California.

Dean Announced for New Dental School at ECU

East Carolina University (ECU) Chancellor Steve Ballard announced Friday that AADR member James Hupp will lead the new dental school at ECU. Hupp, dean of the dental school at the University of Mississippi for the last six years, will be the founding dean of the new school.

New Joint Editorship for Journal of Periodontal Research

Dr. Shinya Murakami, Japan, has accepted the position as joint Editor in Chief of the Journal of Periodontal Research to work with Dr. Jörgen Slots, USA.

Samantha Jordan Awarded HHMI-NIH Grant

AADR member Samantha Jordan, from Tufts School of Dental Medicine, is the only dental student out of 42 students nationwide to be awarded an HHMI-NIH Research Scholar grant.

AADR Awards and Fellowships

Submissions, applications and nominations are now being accepted for AADR Student Research Fellowships, the AADR William B. Clark Fellowship, AADR Neal W. Chilton Fellowship, Jack Hein Public Service Award, AADR Bloc Travel Grant for Students, AADR/Johnson & Johnson Oral Health Products Hatton Awards Competition and the AADR DENTSPLY/Caulk Competition.

Save the Dateó2009 AADR Annual Meeting

87th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR • 38th Annual Meeting of the AADR • 33rd Annual Meeting of the CADR
April 1-4, 2009
Miami, Fla., USA
Miami Beach Convention Center

In Memoriam

The AADR honors Members who recently passed away - Drs. Julius B. Richmond, Richard M. Jacobs and Erling Johansen.

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