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July 9, 2009 MOVING RESEARCH INTO ACTION

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IADR Approves Revised Code of Ethics
IADR is pleased to announce that its Code of Ethics has been revised and is now available online. The IADR Ethics Committee worked tirelessly to update the Code of Ethics, which has been approved by the IADR Board of Directors. Adopted in May 2009, the purpose of the Code of Ethics is to provide a set of guiding principles to promote exemplary ethical standards in research and scholarship. To read the revised Code of Ethics, please visit IADR’s Web site.

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, Imperial College London (as of Oct. 1)

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

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.

Expand Your Network—Explore AADR’s Social Networking Platforms
If you’re looking for additional ways to interact with your colleagues and peers, explore IADR/AADR’s social networking platforms. You can visit us on Facebook, Flickr and LinkedIn. These outlets will allow you to communicate with other IADR and AADR members via the convenience of your computer or mobile device.

Facebook
Millions of people use Facebook every day to keep up with their contacts, upload photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. Visit IADR’s Facebook group.

Flickr
Flickr is an online photo management and sharing application. Browse through IADR’s Flickr site. While you do not need to sign in to view the photos, you will need to if you want to comment on photos.

LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site that allows you to strengthen and expand your existing network of professional contacts. Join the official AADR LinkedIn group and feel free to contribute to or start a discussion. IADR also has a LinkedIn group. Click here for more information.

Please note that while we have created these groups, we have no business relationship with Facebook, Flickr or LinkedIn, nor can we control the information that is shared on those Web sites. Please read each Web site’s user agreement and privacy policy before joining.

If you have questions about any of these opportunities, please contact Ingrid Thomas, IADR/AADR marketing and communications manager.

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In This Issue

> AADR Releases its Statement on Oral Health Care within Health Care Reform
> Comparative Effectiveness Research Priorities Announced; Oral Health Included in Two of Top 100 Priority Topics
> Reminder: AHRQ Open Solicitation for CER Topics
> Obama to Name Francis Collins as NIH Director
> Congress Set to Mark Up FY10 Appropriations Bills
> SBIR Mandatory Increase Set for Full Floor Action
> AADR Strides in Science
> Call for Applications—Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Dental Research
> AADR Visits NIH to Highlight Imaging Research
> Innovative Dental Assessment Research and Development Grants Program Accepting Proposals
> AHRQ Issues an Updated Individual Awards for Postdoctoral Fellows Program FOA
> NIH Expands Human Microbiome Project—Funds Sequencing Centers and Disease Projects
> Academic Research Enhancement Awards (R15)
> RePORTER Now Available to the Public
> American Dental Association, The Forsyth Institute Collaborate to Pilot Evidence-based Dentistry Training Course
> Gordon Research Conference on Periodontal Disease
> TMJ Bioengineering Conference 2009
> Save the Date for AADR’s 39th Annual Meeting & Exhibition
> Awards and Fellowships News
> UIC College of Dentistry Professor Chairs Gordon Conference
AADR Releases its Statement on Oral Health Care within Health Care Reform

Last month, AADR sought member comments on a draft statement on oral health care within health care reform. AADR received valuable feedback and has released the statement, which is available online.

Comparative Effectiveness Research Priorities Announced; Oral Health Included in Two of Top 100 Priority Topics
On June 30, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its "Initial National Priorities for Comparative Effectiveness Research,” which provides recommendations for federal CER funded with $1.1 billion under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, also known as the economic stimulus package.
Reminder: AHRQ Open Solicitation for CER Topics

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is accepting solicitations for federal CER research.

Obama to Name Francis Collins as NIH Director
On July 8, an administration official said Francis Collins is the president's soon-to-be-announced pick for NIH Director. The official spoke on condition of anonymity pending the formal announcement.
Congress Set to Mark Up FY10 Appropriations Bills

Take a moment to write your senators and representatives today and urge them to support a 10 percent increase for NIH in FY10.

SBIR Mandatory Increase Set for Full Floor Action

A provision in the Senate SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2009 (S.1233) would increase the allocation for the SBIR and the STTR program from 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent of any federal agency budget that provides more than $100 million for research. The House version of the Act does not contain this same proposal.

AADR Strides in Science

Judith A. Jones, D.D.S., M.P.H., D.Sc.D., is featured in this month's Strides in Science. Read more to learn about her research and contributions to the field.

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.
AADR Visits NIH to Highlight Imaging Research

Last month the Coalition for Imaging and Bioengineering Research (CIBR) and the Academy of Radiology Research hosted a visit to highlight the Imaging Research conducted at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Attendees included representatives from several CIBR organizations, including AADR.

Innovative Dental Assessment Research and Development Grants Program Accepting Proposals

Proposals are now being accepted for the Innovative Dental Assessment Research and Development Grants Program (IDEA Grants Program). The deadline for the receipt of proposals for the 2009-2010 funding cycle is October 1, 2009.

AHRQ Issues an Updated Individual Awards for Postdoctoral Fellows Program FOA

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has recently issued and updated a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) that announces AHRQ’s intent to continue its individual postdoctoral fellowship program.

NIH Expands Human Microbiome Project—Funds Sequencing Centers and Disease Projects

The Human Microbiome Project has awarded more than $42 million to expand its exploration of how the trillions of microscopic organisms that live in or on our bodies affect our health. The Project is also funding new pilot demonstration projects by researchers to sample the microbiomes of healthy volunteers and volunteers with specific diseases over the next year.

Academic Research Enhancement Awards (R15)

AREA grants will create opportunities for scientists and institutions otherwise unlikely to participate extensively in NIH programs, to contribute to the Nation's biomedical and behavioral research effort.

RePORTER Now Available to the Public

A beta version of the RePORT Expenditures and Results (RePORTER) system is available to the public. The RePORTER provides information on NIH-funded research such as abstracts, publications and patents. One of the new features is the ability to search for ARRA-funded grants!

American Dental Association, The Forsyth Institute Collaborate to Pilot Evidence-based Dentistry Training Course

The ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry and The Forsyth Institute are offering an intensive, five-day training course in evidence-based principles and tools, including systematic reviews and applications for clinical decision-making.

Gordon Research Conference on Periodontal Disease

The 2009 Gordon Research Conference on Periodontal Disease will take place August 2-7, at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire. The conference is chaired by Denis F. Kinane, with AADR Vice-president Jeffrey L. Ebersole serving as the vice chair. serving as the vice chair.

TMJ Bioengineering Conference 2009

The TMJ Bioengineering Conference 2009 will take place November 4-7 in Boulder, Colorado. This meeting will provide a unique opportunity for bioengineers, clinicians and scientists to discuss the challenges presented by temporomandibular joint disorders and to devise strategies to address those challenges.

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 and several cross-collaborative symposia.

Awards and Fellowships News

Applications are now being accepted for AADR Awards and Fellowships.

UIC College of Dentistry Professor Chairs Gordon Conference

Luisa DiPietro, director of the Center for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration and Professor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, was selected to chair a recent 2009 Gordon Research Conference.

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