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January 8, 2009 MOVING RESEARCH INTO ACTION

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Now is a good time to book your flight if you are planning on attending the 87th IADR General Session & Exhibition • 38th AADR Annual Meeting • 33rd CADR Annual Meeting, April 1-4, 2009, in Miami, Fla. AADR staff has been monitoring ticket prices to Miami and has noted that flights are very economical at the moment. Low round-trip rates can be found via a variety of airline ticket search engines.

AADR’s Journal of Dental Research Referenced in Science Daily
The Journal of Dental Research was referenced in an article that appeared in the Science Daily. The article, entitled "New Tooth Cavity Protection: Nanoparticles Make Surface Too Slippery For Bacteria To Adhere", reviewed the new method, discovered by two Clarkson University researchers, of protecting teeth from bacterial attachment and presumably subsequent carious activity. The referenced article was published in the October issue of the JDR.

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> Recap of AADR’s First Fall Focused Symposium
> Register for the 38th AADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition
> AADR Strides in Science
> AADR Member Receives PECASE
> Nation’s First Face Transplant Surgeon to Present at AAAS’ Annual Meeting
> AADR Member Receives NIH Grant to Study Histatin 5
> University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry Receives $24.4 Million Grant
> University of Illinois-Chicago to Hold its 22nd Clinic and Research Day
> Mark Your Calendar for the Evidence-Based Dentistry Champion Conference
> ADA is Accepting Applications for the Norton M. Ross Award
Recap of AADR’s First Fall Focused Symposium

AADR held its first Fall Focused Symposium December 3-4, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Under the theme “Nanotechnology in the Health Sciences,” the format of the fall Symposium was a series of invited lecturers and poster presentations. Posters were presented at the end of the afternoon session, along with light refreshments. This meeting format was met with enthusiastic approval by both the lecturers and the audience.

Register for the 38th AADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition

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.

Janet Moradian-Oldak, M.Sc., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology, School of Dentistry, at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

AADR Member Receives PECASE

AADR member Suchitra Nelson, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, was one of 12 researchers to receive the prestigious 2007 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for her research on factors that lead to dental caries in low-birth weight infants. She was honored in a ceremony at the White House with President George W. Bush on December 19, 2008.

Nation’s First Face Transplant Surgeon to Present at AAAS’ Annual Meeting

In the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) symposium titled “Origins of the Perfect Face: Extreme Makeovers,” Maria Siemionow, from The Cleveland Clinic, will discuss the details of the USA’s first facial transplantation surgery. Siemionow led the surgical team of this ground-breaking procedure. Christopher Fox, Executive Director of AADR, and Mary MacDougall, AADR Past President, have co-organized this symposium for AAAS’ upcoming annual meeting, which will take place February 12-16, in Chicago, Ill.

AADR Member Receives NIH Grant to Study Histatin 5

Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine (BUGSDM) Professor and Chair of Periodontology and Oral Biology Dr. Frank Oppenheim has been awarded a grant from the NIH for his research on "Microbicidal Salivary Histidine-rich Proteins.”

University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry Receives $24.4 Million Grant

The University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry has received a seven-year, $24.4 million grant from the NIH to greatly expand its efforts to prevent early childhood tooth decay and address oral health disparities. The grant, funded through the NIDCR, is the largest in the school’s 127-year history.

University of Illinois-Chicago to Hold its 22nd Clinic and Research Day

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry’s Clinic and Research Day is set for Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009. This event, themed the “Heart and Soul of Dentistry,“ will feature nearly 100 oral and poster presentations by students and faculty on a variety of clinical and research subjects. There will also be awards and dental products exhibits, and ”lighter” activities including games and a skills competition.

Mark Your Calendar for the Evidence-Based Dentistry Champion Conference

January 20 is the application deadline for the Evidence-Based Dentistry (EDB) Champion Conference. This conference, co-sponsored by the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice, will take place May 29-30, 2009, at the ADA headquarters in Chicago, Ill.

ADA is Accepting Applications for the Norton M. Ross Award

Nominations for the 2009 Norton M. Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research are being accepted until May 1.

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