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November 12, 2009 MOVING RESEARCH INTO ACTION

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AADR Presents Research at NHANES Reception on Capitol Hill
On November 4, AADR co-sponsored an event on Capitol Hill to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NAHNES). NHANES is one of the National Center for Health Statistics’ (NCHS) seminal health surveys, assessing the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States. Over the last 50 years, NHANES has told us most of what we know about oral health, nutrition, infection, heart disease, diabetes and other disorders.

NHANES has included an oral health assessment in national health examination surveys going back to the early 1960s. Oral health assessments were included in NHANES I (1971-1974), Hispanic HANES (1982-1984), NHANES III (1988-1994), and NHANES 1999+. Together, with the three surveys conducted by NIDCR (1979-80, 1986-97 surveys of school children, and the 1984-85 survey of seniors and employed adults), NCHS has been able to document a number of important improvements in oral health status in the U.S. population.

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hosted the event in the Gold Room of the Rayburn House Office Building, and was joined by co-host Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), who sits on the House Appropriations Committee. During the event, AADR presented a poster on the unexpected recent rise in childhood caries in ages two to five years old that was uncovered by the 1999-2004 NHANES study.

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> AADR President Named 2009 Recipient of the Academy of Dental Materials Founderís Award
> AADR Holds Successful Fall Focused Symposium
> November Issue of JDR Now Online
> AHRQ Feature on Oral Health
> Community Research Infrastructure FOA Announced
> Participants Needed for ADA Evidence Reviewer Workshop
> Registration Now Open for 2009 Healthy People 2020 Public Meetings
> Healthy People 2020 Public Comment Now Open
> RePORTER Replaces CRISP
> NIH Welcomes Proposals for 2010 NIH Directorís Transformative Research Projects Program
> OHRP Invites Public Comments on Two Draft Guidance Documents
> Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Program Seeks Dental Student Applicants
> Wound Healing Research Symposium Set for University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
> Metagenomic Evaluation of Oral Polymicrobial Disease (R01)
> ADA Announces its Research Agenda
> AADR Strides in Science
> AADRís 39th Annual Meeting & Exhibition
> Awards and Fellowships News
> C. Yolanda Bonta Named Executive Director of HDA
> Former Chair of AADRís National Affairs Committee Named President of NEOUCOM
AADR President Named 2009 Recipient of the Academy of Dental Materials Founderís Award

Grayson “Bill” Marshall, D.D.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., is the 2009 recipient of the Academy of Dental Materials Founder’s Award. The award consists of a plaque, a monetary award and a summary of contributions provided by the individual published in the Academy's journal, Dental Materials.

AADR Holds Successful Fall Focused Symposium

Initial feedback has been positive about AADR’s 2nd Annual Fall Focused Symposium, “Tissue Engineering of Craniofacial & Oral Tissues.” The symposium took place November 5-6, 2009, at the University of California, San Francisco. A full write-up will be available in the December issue of the Science Advocate.

November Issue of JDR Now Online
The November issue of the Journal of Dental Research is now online. The August, September and October issues were all published online in September, so make sure you didn’t miss any science. Your complimentary online subscription to the JDR gives you access to the latest research published in the Journal.
AHRQ Feature on Oral Health

AHRQ’s Health Care Innovations Exchange is a comprehensive program designed to accelerate the development and adoption of innovations in health care delivery. In the latest newsletter, AHRQ highlights two key programs focusing on oral health innovation.

Community Research Infrastructure FOA Announced

The FOA on Recovery Act Limited Competition: Building Sustainable Community-linked Infrastructure to Enable Health Science Research (RC4), RFA-OD-09-010 was recently published in the NIH Guide. The NIH has designated up to $30 million in FY2009-2010 to fund 30 or more grants, contingent upon the submission of a sufficient number of scientifically meritorious applications.

Participants Needed for ADA Evidence Reviewer Workshop
The American Dental Association is recruiting participants for the ADA Evidence Reviewer Program to write one-page critical summaries of systematic reviews on dental and oral health care topics. Evidence reviewers will have the opportunity to review state-of-the-art information on key clinical issues, enrich themselves professionally and achieve authorship recognition for each critical summary that they write.
Registration Now Open for 2009 Healthy People 2020 Public Meetings
Healthy People 2020 will transform our thinking about health, health-enhancing behaviors, and strategies for disease prevention and health promotion. Register today to attend any of the complimentary 2009 Healthy People 2020 Public Meetings. There is no registration cost.
Healthy People 2020 Public Comment Now Open

Your comments and suggestions are an important part of the Healthy People process. Send your feedback on the proposed objectives for Healthy People 2020. Comments will be accepted through December 31, 2009. Visit the HP2020 Web site for more information and to submit your comments.

RePORTER Replaces CRISP
As of November 1, CRISP has been replaced with a new tool called RePORTER, which searches the NIH database of biomedical research projects. As previously reported in the Science Advocate, RePORTER provides information on NIH-funded research such as abstracts, publications and patents.
NIH Welcomes Proposals for 2010 NIH Directorís Transformative Research Projects Program
NIH is accepting applications for Transformative Research Awards through January 22, 2010. These awards support exceptionally innovative, high-risk, original and/or unconventional research with a potentially profound impact on clinical, basic or behavioral sciences. 
OHRP Invites Public Comments on Two Draft Guidance Documents

On November 6, 2009, the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) announced in the Federal Register the availability of two draft guidance documents.  OHRP is inviting public comments on both draft documents.

Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Program Seeks Dental Student Applicants

Applications are now being accepted for the Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Program, which is an exciting clinical research training experience for doctoral-level U.S. students in the health professions.

Wound Healing Research Symposium Set for University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
The Center for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration (CWHTR) will hold its third annual Symposium for Wound Healing Research on Friday, May 14, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry.
Metagenomic Evaluation of Oral Polymicrobial Disease (R01)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) and NIH, solicits Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to utilize current metagenomic analytical technologies to study the role of polymicrobial communities, those specifically composed of archaea, bacteria, and fungi, in the initiation and progression of oral microbial diseases.

ADA Announces its Research Agenda
Last month Ronald L. Tankersley, president of the ADA, announced the association’s Research Agenda for 2009-2010. The Research Agenda is intended to inform funding agencies and the research community of clinical topics, emerging issues, and strategic areas of importance to today's practitioners.
AADR Strides in Science
This month, AADR interviewed Joseph Califano, M.D., from Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, Maryland. Recently, he was awarded a GO Grant and a Challenge Grant, and he’s collaborating with the Howard University College of Dentistry on the development of translational head and neck cancer research. Read this interview to find out more about his research and contributions to the field.
AADRís 39th Annual Meeting & Exhibition



Register now to attend the 39th Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Washington, DC. The AADR Housing Reservation site is now open! View the participating hotels, rates and reservation details. You can easily reserve your hotel today via our online system with the click of a mouse. Visit the AADR Web site and reserve your preferred hotel today.

Awards and Fellowships News

Deadlines are approaching for AADR Fellowships and AADR/IADR Awards! Don’t miss your opportunity to gain recognition for your research.

C. Yolanda Bonta Named Executive Director of HDA

Last month, the Hispanic Dental Association announced that AADR member C. Yolanda Bonta, D.M.D., M.S., was selected to be the association’s executive director.

Former Chair of AADRís National Affairs Committee Named President of NEOUCOM

Jay Alan Gershen, D.D.S., Ph.D., vice chancellor for external affairs for the University of Colorado Denver, has been named president of the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM).

 

 

 

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