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December 10, 2009 MOVING RESEARCH INTO ACTION

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Abstracts Notifications Sent on December 7th
If you submitted an abstract to present at the 39th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the AADR and did not receive your notification e-mail, please check your SPAM folder or check with your faculty advisor. The notices were sent to the e-mail address that you entered when you submitted your abstract. Please visit the IADR Web site if you need to download a copy.

Register today to attend the Annual Meeting. All presenters must pre-register and pay the applicable fee by the January 6, 2010 presenter deadline. If presenters do not pre-register, they will NOT be allowed to present their research at the meeting. Also, their abstract will NOT be included in the final printed Program Book, nor will it be citable as appearing in the special issue of the Journal of Dental Research.

If you submitted an abstract and paid the $50 submission fee, don’t forget to enter your code to receive the $50 credit when registering. You will need your Abstract ID# and Submission Code to register for the meeting (both are included in your abstracts notification e-mail). Please note: The code can only be used once.

See the meetings story in this newsletter for more information about the 39th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the AADR.

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> 39th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the AADR
> Save the Date for the AADR-Research!America Advocacy Day, March 2 in DC
> Deadline Approaching for 2010 IADR/GlaxoSmithKline Innovation in Oral Care Awards
> AADR Announces Elections Results
> IADR Announces Elections Results
> Senate Committee Keeps Proposed Prohibition on Alaskan Dental Health Aide Model
> White House Holds Innovation Economy Conference; NIH Director Attends
> NIH Holds Second SMRB Meeting
> Healthy People 2020 Public Comment Now Open
> Metagenomic Evaluation of Oral Polymicrobial Disease (R01)
> AADR Strides in Science
> AADR Award Deadlines
> AADR Member Named Interim EVCP of UCSF
39th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the AADR


The 39th AADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition will be held March 3-6, 2010 in Washington, DC. Learn the latest in dental, oral and craniofacial research presented in nearly 1,500 scientific abstracts, several cross-collaborative symposia, as well as by three distinguished lecture speakers. Be sure to visit the AADR Web site for all the latest information and to view the updated Schedule of Events. Register today!

Save the Date for the AADR-Research!America Advocacy Day, March 2 in DC

Teaming up with research advocate Research!America, AADR and its members are planning to descend on Capitol Hill and deliver the message that science and technology will continue to lead our nation in the 21st century.

Deadline Approaching for 2010 IADR/GlaxoSmithKline Innovation in Oral Care Awards

Gain more recognition for your research. Submit your proposal today!

Monday, December 14, 2009, is the proposal deadline for the 2010 IADR/GlaxoSmithKline Innovation in Oral Care Awards. In its six years of award support, GSK Consumer Healthcare has contributed nearly $1.4 million, and they are looking to contribute more for the 2010 awards! Nearly 30 applications from around the globe were received for the 2009 awards, and the three award recipients each received a $75,000 unrestricted research grant.

Don’t miss out on your chance to be considered for this unique grant opportunity that can further your research. Submit your proposal for the 2010 IADR/GlaxoSmithKline Innovation in Oral Care Awards today! Visit www.iadr.org/gsk for complete details.

AADR Announces Elections Results

AADR is pleased to announce that the following candidates have been elected.
  • AADR Vice-president: Rena D’Souza, professor and chair, department of biomedical sciences, Baylor College of Dentistry--Texas A&M Health Science Center, Dallas, Texas. Dr. D’Souza has been a member since 1983 and has been active in the Craniofacial Biology, Mineralized Tissue and Pulp Biology & Regeneration Groups. She has served as a Councilor and member of the Regional Development, Nominating, Publications and Young Investigators Award Committees. Dr. D’Souza has also received the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for Pulp Biology and the AADR National Student Research Group Mentor of the Year Award.
  • AADR Treasurer: Frank A. Scannapieco, professor and chair, department of oral biology, school of dental medicine (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York). Dr. Scannapieco has been an IADR/AADR member since 1980 and has served on a number of committees including the AADR Edward Hatton Awards, Constitution and Nominating committees. He has served as a session chair and reviewer for IADR and AADR meetings.
  • IADR/AADR Publications Committee Representative: Bjorn Steffensen, professor of periodontics and biochemistry, associate dean for research (University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School, San Antonio). Dr. Steffensen has served as a reviewer for the Periodontal Research Group and has served on several IADR/AADR committees and on Council. 
Additionally, the Constitutional amendment changing the make-up of the Joint Publications Committee was approved.

All officers will begin their terms following the AADR Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

IADR Announces Elections Results

IADR is pleased to announce that Mary MacDougall, professor and associate dean for research, Endowed James R. Rosen chair in dental research and director, Institute of Oral Health Research (University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA), was elected IADR Vice-president. Dr. MacDougall served as AADR President 2005-06 and has served on many IADR and AADR committees such as the IADR/GlaxoSmithKline Innovation in Oral Care Awards, Distinguished Scientist Awards and Honorary Membership.  She has been an active member of the Mineralized Tissue and Pulp Biology & Regeneration Research Groups and in 2003 was awarded the AADR National Student Research Group’s Mentor of the Year award.  Her term will begin following the IADR General Session, July 14-17, 2010 in Barcelona, Spain. 

Both proposed Constitutional amendments were approved. The first amendment will change the make-up of the Joint Publications Committee based on the online Journal of Dental Research being added as an IADR member benefit. The second amendment will add Networks to the governance structure of the IADR. The IADR Constitution will be updated at the conclusion of the IADR General Session in Barcelona, Spain.

Senate Committee Keeps Proposed Prohibition on Alaskan Dental Health Aide Model
On December 3, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held a hearing on the use and effectiveness of the Alaskan Dental Health Aide Therapist (DHAT) model, which has been in use since 2008. The focus of the hearing was directly related to a proposed amendment to the Senate legislation that would restrict the use of the DHAT model in the lower 48 states.
White House Holds Innovation Economy Conference; NIH Director Attends

The White House Federal Chief Technology Officer and Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Aneesh Chopra, posted a blog entry regarding the Nov. 30-Dec. 1 titled “Innovation Economy Conference.”

NIH Holds Second SMRB Meeting

The NIH Scientific Management Review Board (SMRB) held its second open public hearing on the potential NIAAA-NIDA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute on Drug Abuse) merger, which was comprised of reports from each of the three working groups established during the first SMRB meeting earlier in the year.

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.

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. 

AADR Strides in Science

This month, AADR interviewed Jacques Nör, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., for its Strides in Science feature. Read the interview to find out more about him and to learn how his involvement with AADR has been an important part of his career in research.

AADR Award Deadlines

Deadlines for the AADR Student Research Fellowship and AADR Bloc Travel Grant are approaching.

AADR Member Named Interim EVCP of UCSF

On Dec. 4, AADR member Sally Marshall, Ph.D., was named the interim executive vice chancellor and provost (EVCP) of the University of California, San Francisco. Currently she is the vice provost of Academic Affairs. The appointment, which is subject to approval by the UC Regents, will be effective on Jan. 1, 2010. Marshall is a professor in the UCSF School of Dentistry’s Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences. Visit the UCSF Web site to read the complete announcement.

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