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June 11, 2009 MOVING RESEARCH INTO ACTION

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Save the date for the 2nd AADR Fall Focused Symposium: Tissue Engineering of Craniofacial and Oral Tissues
Make plans to attend the 2nd AADR Fall Focused Symposium, which will take place November 5-6, 2009, at the University of California, San Francisco.

The scheduled speakers include:
Susan Fisher, University of California, San Francisco
Kevin Healy, University of California, Berkeley
Paul Krebsbach, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
David Kohn, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Mahesh Mankani, University of California, San Francisco
Eduardo Saiz, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Calif.

Continue to visit AADR’s meetings Web page for updated program information.

Network with Your Colleagues and Peers through AADR’s LinkedIn Group
You are invited to join the official AADR LinkedIn group to expand your network and stay current on AADR news and events. Click here to join the official AADR LinkedIn group. Please note that while AADR has created this group, we have no business relationship with LinkedIn, nor can AADR control the information that is shared on LinkedIn’s Web site. Please read LinkedIn’s user agreement and privacy policy before joining. If you have any questions about the official AADR LinkedIn group, contact Ingrid Thomas, AADR’s marketing and communications manager, by e-mail. Visit LinkedIn to learn more about the benefits of this social networking utility.

Call for Nominations
Any AADR member may nominate individuals for AADR Vice-president or AADR Representative to the IADR/AADR Publications Committee. Names of potential candidates must be received by August 3, 2009, and should be accompanied by a short biographical sketch and supporting letter. (Please note that a full curriculum vitae is not necessary.) Send all materials to:

O. Ross Beirne
University of Washington
Dept Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Box 357134
1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195-7134

Can You Serve on a Committee?
If you are interested in volunteering for service on an AADR committee, beginning in March 2010, please contact AADR President-elect David Wong by September 5, 2009. Please include a brief bio to allow the President-elect to make a more informed judgment.

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In This Issue

> AADR’s Draft Statement on Oral Health Care within Health Care Reform—Request for Comment
> Senate Appropriations Panel Holds Hearing on NIH Budget
> Complimentary Webinar for Researchers
> NIH Receives 20,000 Applications for Challenge Grants through the Recovery Act
> AADR Strides in Science
> Ad Hoc Group Begins Briefing Series on NIH Research
> AADR Supports Nomination of Stamm to US Preventive Services Task Force
> Senator Kennedy Releases Outline for Health Care Reform
> Forsyth Research Projects Receive More than $1.8 Million in Stimulus Funds
> Dental Researchers Identify New Target in Fight against Periodontitis and Osteoporosis
> Call for Applications—Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Dental Research
> Save the Date for AADR’s 39th Annual Meeting & Exhibition
> AAPHD Awards Two AADR Members
> UR Medical Center Announces New Dental Institute
> Two AADR Members Installed as AAPHD Officers
AADR’s Draft Statement on Oral Health Care within Health Care Reform—Request for Comment

AADR is seeking member comments on a draft statement on oral health care within health care reform. The draft has been developed and approved by the AADR Government Affairs Committee and the AADR Board of Directors, but we would like to hear your views.

Senate Appropriations Panel Holds Hearing on NIH Budget

On May 21, 2009, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, chaired by Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), held its annual hearing on the budget for NIH.

Complimentary Webinar for Researchers

Executives from the NIH, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer have co-organized a Webinar course that will allow attendees to make an informed decision as to how to better plan their commercialization efforts. This Webinar is recommended for researchers in research institutions and commercial companies.

NIH Receives 20,000 Applications for Challenge Grants through the Recovery Act

On June 9, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced that NIH received approximately 20,000 applications for Challenge Grants, a new program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This large number of applications is approximately equal to the total number of applications NIH receives in one of the agency's three major review rounds each year.

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.

Rulang Jiang, M.S., Ph.D., is an associate professor (with tenure) at the Center for Oral Biology and Department of Biomedical Genetics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York.

Ad Hoc Group Begins Briefing Series on NIH Research

On June 1, 2009, the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research Funding, of which AADR is a long-standing member, held its first in a series of Congressional briefings on how NIH is investing funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to help stimulate the economy and advance medical research. The series of briefings will bring Directors from NIH to Capitol Hill to talk about their research programs before House and Senate staffers.

AADR Supports Nomination of Stamm to US Preventive Services Task Force

AADR joined the American Dental Association (ADA) in the nomination of John Stamm, D.D.S., to serve as a member on the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The nomination would provide the USPSTF with an expert in both public health and dentistry.

Senator Kennedy Releases Outline for Health Care Reform

The Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA), recently made public an internal document circulated within the Committee over the past few weeks. The outline was created to frame the debate on what health care reform will likely look like. The document did not provide specifics on benefits, nor did it mention dental or oral health.

Forsyth Research Projects Receive More than $1.8 Million in Stimulus Funds

Three Forsyth Institute scientists have received NIH stimulus funding for their research through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. These funds, totaling $1,881,788, will enable important oral health research to be conducted. In addition to providing immediate economic benefits to the Boston-based research institute, these awards will help scientists to develop potential therapies for oral diseases which cause pain, financial hardship and long-term systemic health problems for millions of Americans.

The Forsyth scientists, John Bartlett, Floyd Dewhirst and Nikos Soukos, are among the first in the country to receive stimulus funds for their research. These grants from NIDCR will sustain laboratory positions and create new jobs.

Dental Researchers Identify New Target in Fight against Periodontitis and Osteoporosis

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry—working with scientists at the University of Michigan and the University of California, San Diego—have identified a potential new focus of treatments for periodontitis, osteoporosis, and similar diseases.

Call for Applications—Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Dental Research

The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) are seeking an Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) to serve a renewable five-year term starting in April, 2010.

Save the Date for AADR’s 39th Annual Meeting & Exhibition


The 39th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the AADR will be held March 3-6, 2010 in Washington, DC. Learn the latest in dental, oral and craniofacial research presented in more than 1,500 scientific abstracts, in several cross-collaborative symposia, as well as by three distinguished lecture speakers (Elaine Fuchs, David Sidransky and Kenneth Yamada).

AAPHD Awards Two AADR Members

Two AADR members were presented with the American Association of Public Health Dentistry’s (AAPHD) 2009 Awards of Merit, presented at the association’s National Oral Health Conference in Portland, Oregon, on Monday, April 20, 2009.

UR Medical Center Announces New Dental Institute

The University of Rochester Medical Center has announced the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, a division within the Medical Center and now a fully integrated dental enterprise, representing $8.1 million in research funding and 500 faculty, residents and staff. The new Institute brings together all its dental academic units: Eastman Dental Center, the School of Medicine and Dentistry’s Department of Dentistry and the Center for Oral Biology.

Two AADR Members Installed as AAPHD Officers

AAPHD has announced its executive committee for 2009-2010, and Scott L. Tomar, D.M.D., Dr.P.H., has been elected president. Tomar is professor and chair of the Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville.

Ana Karina Mascarenhas, B.D.S., Dr.P.H., has been installed as the president-elect. She is the director of the Division of Dental Public Health at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine.

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