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August 13, 2009 MOVING RESEARCH INTO ACTION

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Registration is Open for the 2nd AADR Fall Focused Symposium: Tissue Engineering of Craniofacial and Oral Tissues
Register now to attend the 2nd AADR Fall Focused Symposium, November 5-6, 2009, at the University of California, San Francisco. This year’s topic is the fast-moving field of Tissue Engineering of Craniofacial & Oral Tissues.

Scientists scheduled to speak are:
Paul Krebsbach, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Presenter and Moderator

Pam DenBesten (University of California, San Francisco)
The Role of the Dentin/Pulp Complex in Ameloblast Differentiation

Susan Fisher (University of California, San Francisco)
Stem Cells for Tissue Engineering

Kevin Healy (University of California, Berkeley)
Synthetic Microenvironments for Human Stem Cell Culture and Therapeutic Transplantation

David Kohn (University of Michigan)
Overview of Tissue Engineering Approaches

Mahesh Mankani (University of California, San Francisco)
Engineering Bone for the Craniofacial Skeleton - Current Progress and Upcoming Challenges

Eduardo Saiz (Imperial College London, as of Oct. 1)
Tissue Engineering Scaffolds

Pamela Yelick (Tufts University)
New Strategies for Dental Tissue Engineering

Poster presentations are also being accepted, and the online submission form is available now. The submission deadline date is September 25, 2009. Visit the AADR Web site to learn more about this program and review the detailed schedule of events. The deadline to register for this program is October 7, 2009.

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

> NBC TODAY Show Segment - Stem Cells in Primary Teeth
> Secretary Sebelius Announces Senate Confirmation of Dr. Francis Collins as Director of the NIH
> FDA Issues Final Regulation on Dental Amalgam
> House and Senate Wrap-Up FY10 Appropriations Bills; Await Conference
> AADR Guidance: Improving Dental Schools’ Ability to Compete for NIH Infrastructure Awards by Obtaining Unique Institutional Profile Number
> Become an AADR Advocate and Sign up to Receive Town Hall Alerts
> Deadline Approaching for NIH AREA Awards – September 24, 2009
> Secretary Sebelius Makes Recovery Act Funding Available to Expand Health Professions Training
> Available Online – Meeting Summary from the 5th Scientific Meeting of the TMJ Association, LTD.
> AADR Strides in Science
> JDR Editor-in-Chief Applications Deadline: August 14, 2009
> TMJ Bioengineering Conference 2009
> Save the Date for AADR’s 39th Annual Meeting & Exhibition
> Fourth ADEA International Women's Leadership Conference - Call for Papers
> Awards and Fellowships News
> The Forsyth Institute Selects New Home
NBC TODAY Show Segment - Stem Cells in Primary Teeth

See AADR member Pamela Robey's interview with the NBC TODAY Show as she answers questions about stem cells in the primary dentition. The segment clearly outlined the potential hope of saving primary teeth for their stem cells while frankly recognizing that any therapeutic reality is some years away. Watch the video online and visit the AADR LinkedIn group to comment.

Secretary Sebelius Announces Senate Confirmation of Dr. Francis Collins as Director of the NIH

On August 8, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that the United States Senate unanimously confirmed Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., as the next director of the NIH.

FDA Issues Final Regulation on Dental Amalgam

IADR and AADR are pleased to announce that on July 28, 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its final regulation classifying dental amalgam as a Class II device, including new labeling and handling requirements. The new ruling does not place any use restrictions on dental amalgam.

House and Senate Wrap-Up FY10 Appropriations Bills; Await Conference

Prior to adjourning for the August recess, both chambers of Congress passed their versions of the Fiscal Year 2010 Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Appropriations bills, which contains the budget for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

AADR Guidance: Improving Dental Schools’ Ability to Compete for NIH Infrastructure Awards by Obtaining Unique Institutional Profile Number
AADR announces the release of a Guidance to help dental schools acquire their own NIH Institutional Profile Numbers (IPF), which will then allow dental schools to apply for NIH grants using their own unique IPF number, and not the IPF number of the parent university.
Become an AADR Advocate and Sign up to Receive Town Hall Alerts

It's August and that means legislators are busily rushing around their states and districts talking with constituents. With health care reform currently the hot topic, and with dental coverage or research not a real part of the discussion, now is a great time to speak with your elected officials!

Deadline Approaching for NIH AREA Awards – September 24, 2009
For dental schools that traditionally receive less than $6 million per year from NIH, please note that there is a new award mechanism, the NIH AREA Award. The AREA award is intended to support small-scale health-related research projects proposed by faculty members. The application deadline is September 24, 2009.
Secretary Sebelius Makes Recovery Act Funding Available to Expand Health Professions Training

On July 28, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the availability of $200 million to support grants, loans, loan repayment, and scholarships to expand the training of health care professionals.

Available Online – Meeting Summary from the 5th Scientific Meeting of the TMJ Association, LTD.

The meeting summary and recommendations from the 5th Scientific Meeting of the TMJ Association, Ltd. have been published and are available online. The meeting focused on conditions often found to be comorbid with temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMJDs).

AADR Strides in Science

Aaron Weinberg, M.Sc., D.M.D., Ph.D.  is featured in this month's Strides in Science. Read more to learn about his research and contributions in the field.

JDR Editor-in-Chief Applications Deadline: August 14, 2009
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. The application deadline is August 14, 2009.
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, as well as three distinguished lecture speakers.

Fourth ADEA International Women's Leadership Conference - Call for Papers

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is sponsoring its fourth global conference to address women’s leadership, September 5-8, 2010, in Salvador, Brazil.

Awards and Fellowships News

Applications are now being accepted for AADR Awards and Fellowships.

The Forsyth Institute Selects New Home

The Forsyth Institute and its trustees have announced that they have signed an agreement with Equity Office, Inc. for the long-term lease of a research facility located at 245 First Street in Cambridge, Mass. The oral health research institute will celebrate its centennial in its new headquarters in 2010.

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