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November 13, 2008 MOVING RESEARCH INTO ACTION

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Registration is now open for the 2009 AADR Annual Meeting:
87th IADR General Session & Exhibition • 38th AADR Annual Meeting • 33rd CADR Annual Meeting.
Book your flight now to Miami and save! Don’t waste time making your airline reservations for Miami.  Rates as low as $158.00 USD (round trip) can be found using a variety of airline ticket search engines.  

Register now for the AADR Fall Focused Symposium: Nanotechnology in the Health Sciences
The registration deadline to attend AADR’s first Fall Focused Symposium has been extended to Monday, November 17. This Symposium, themed “Nanotechnology in the Health Sciences”, will take place December 3-4, 2008, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. It will feature poster presentations as well as oral presentations by leaders in the field of nanotechnology. Visit the Nanotechnology Symposium Web page for more details and to register. Attendance is limited; register today to reserve your spot!

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In This Issue

> Barack Obama wins U.S. Presidential Election
> In Congressional Elections, Democrats Build Upon Majority
> Learn the Latest in Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research at AADRís Annual Meeting
> AADR Accepting Applications for Student Research Fellowships
> AADR Strides in Science
> Tabak Appointed as Principal Acting Deputy Director of NIH
> Dental Surgical Specialty Honors Three AADR Members
> New NIH Policy Establishes Goals to Support Scientists Early in Their Careers
> Abstract Written by Two AADR Members is Spotlighted in a PNAS Podcast
> NIAIDís Pathogen Functional Genomics Resource Center Announces a Call for White Papers in Functional Genomics and Proteomics
> NIH Seeks Proposals for Upcoming Awards
> Apply Online for NIH Loan Repayment Awards of Up to $35,000 per Year
> Special Thanks to Institutional Section Members
Barack Obama wins U.S. Presidential Election

AADR looks forward to working in concert with other dental, medical and health organizations to advocate for increased funding for NIH. As has been noted in these pages and on the AADR Legislative Action Center, NIH funding has failed to keep pace with inflation since 2003.

In Congressional Elections, Democrats Build Upon Majority

Although the Presidential election was the primary focus of the November 4 elections, a number of important Congressional races concluded with the Democrats increasing their majority in both the Senate and the House.

Learn the Latest in Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research at AADRís Annual Meeting

 

AADR Accepting Applications for Student Research Fellowships

Applications are still being accepted online for AADR Student Research Fellowships.

AADR Strides in Science

AADR Strides in Science is a feature highlighting an AADR member’s accomplishments and comments on how his/her involvement with the 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.

Floyd E. Dewhirst, D.D.S., Ph. D., is a Senior Member of the Staff for the Department of Molecular Genetics at The Forsyth Institute and is also a Professor in the Department of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Tabak Appointed as Principal Acting Deputy Director of NIH

IADR/AADR member Dr. Lawrence Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D., has been appointed as the Principal Acting Deputy Director for the NIH.

Dental Surgical Specialty Honors Three AADR Members

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) acknowledged the outstanding achievements and contributions of a number of its members during the opening ceremony and awards presentation at its recent annual meeting in Seattle, Washington. Three AADR members had the distinct honor to be recognized.

New NIH Policy Establishes Goals to Support Scientists Early in Their Careers

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced a new policy establishing goals to encourage funding for scientists who are new to NIH and those who are at an early stage in their careers.

Abstract Written by Two AADR Members is Spotlighted in a PNAS Podcast

An abstract written by AADR members Dr. George Hajishengallis and Dr. Min Wang, and co-authors Dr. Shuang Liang, Dr. Martha Triantafilou and Dr. Kathy Triantafilou, was recently cited by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) in its Science Sessions podcast.

NIAIDís Pathogen Functional Genomics Resource Center Announces a Call for White Papers in Functional Genomics and Proteomics

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)/NIH/DHHS Pathogen Functional Genomics Resource Center (PFGRC) at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) is announcing a call for white papers in the areas of gene expression studies, comparative genomics, gene knock-outs, proteomics and bioinformatics, as well as associated methodologies and technologies.

NIH Seeks Proposals for Upcoming Awards

NIH welcomes proposals for the 2009 NIH Director's Pioneer Awards and New Innovator Awards. Both programs are part of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research and support exceptionally creative scientists who take highly innovative, potentially high-impact approaches to major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research.

Apply Online for NIH Loan Repayment Awards of Up to $35,000 per Year

December 3 is the application deadline for the NIH Load Repayment Programs (LRPs). These programs allow scientific investigators to remain in the research workforce, achieve research independence and focus their efforts on advancing the health of the nation without regard to student loan debt.

Special Thanks to Institutional Section Members

AADR thanks its Institutional Section Members for their AADR membership in 2008. Their support enables AADR to further its mission to advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health.

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