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January 14, 2010 MOVING RESEARCH INTO ACTION

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Register Today to Attend the AADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition


Registration is still open for the 39th AADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Don’t miss your chance to save on your registration fee. The Pre-registration deadline is January 22 for non-presenters. After this date, registration fees will increase. Please note that the pre-registration deadline for presenters was January 6. See the meetings story in this newsletter for more information about the 39th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the AADR.

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> AADR Special Alert: Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts
> Special Hotel Incentives Available for the 2010 AADR Annual Meeting - Book Your Hotel Today!
> HHS Intent to Publish Grant and Contract Solicitations for CER Projects
> Recap of AADR’s Second Fall Focused Symposium
> Congress Passes Appropriations Bills – NIH to Receive Modest Increase
> Like to talk science funding and policy? Do so with your Reps!
> Dental Community Meets with NIH Director; Delivers Message of Unified Support for Research
> IOM Consensus Study: Public Health Effectiveness of the FDA 510(k) Clearance Process
> White House Soliciting Comments on Open Access
> Clinic and Research Day Set at UIC College of Dentistry
> AADR Strides in Science
> AADR Awards Deadlines
AADR Special Alert: Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

As this Science Advocate is going to production, we are just beginning to learn the full extent of the physical destruction and loss of life from the devastating 7.0 earthquake in Haiti. Our thoughts and wishes of safe keeping are with the people and relief workers of Haiti. We are providing several resources, which provide the latest information on the recovery and relief efforts, as well as information on how to make donations. AADR members who wish to assist are urged to contact the following agencies:

American Red Cross
Americares
CARE
Catholic Relief Services
Direct Relief International
Doctors Without Borders
International Medical Corps
The International Committee of the Red Cross
International Relief Teams
Medical Teams International
Mercy Corps
Operation Blessing International
Operation USA
The Salvation Army
Save the Children
Shelterbox
UNICEF USA
World Concern
World Food Programme
World Vision
Yéle Haiti

Please check back on the AADR Web site for updates and see next week's IADR Global Research Update.

Special Hotel Incentives Available for the 2010 AADR Annual Meeting - Book Your Hotel Today!



The deadline to book your hotel through the AADR Housing Reservation site is February 10. Click here to view the participating hotels, rates and reservation details. You can easily reserve your hotel today via our online system. Visit the AADR Hotel Reservation Web site and reserve your preferred hotel today.

HHS Intent to Publish Grant and Contract Solicitations for CER Projects

he Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced its intention to support new Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) projects with funds allocated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). ARRA appropriated $400 million to the Office of the Secretary for support of CER.

Recap of AADR’s Second Fall Focused Symposium



Under the leadership of AADR President Grayson “Bill” Marshall and AADR Treasurer Paul Krebsbach, the 2nd AADR Fall Focused Symposium was held November 5-6, 2009, at the University of California, San Francisco under the theme, “Tissue Engineering of Craniofacial & Oral Tissues.”

Congress Passes Appropriations Bills – NIH to Receive Modest Increase

On December 13, the Senate passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, FY 2010 by a vote of 57-35. The Labor-HHS-Education spending bill would provide $163.6 billion in discretionary funding, $11 billion or 7 percent more than FY 2009, and $2 billion or 1 percent more than the president's request.

Like to talk science funding and policy? Do so with your Reps!

Be sure to join your colleagues in Washington for the AADR-Research!America Advocacy Day and Awards Reception on March 2, 2010—the day before the start of the AADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition—to meet with your elected officials and advocate for a sustainable commitment to biomedical research! The organizations will arrange the meetings and a brief workshop, you will get to attend the Advocacy Day program and reception at no charge!

Dental Community Meets with NIH Director; Delivers Message of Unified Support for Research

On December 15, the presidents, executive directors, and key staff from AADR, the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) met with the newly appointed Director of the National Institutes of Health Francis Collins to discuss the current state of dental research and oral health.

IOM Consensus Study: Public Health Effectiveness of the FDA 510(k) Clearance Process

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has embarked on a consensus study of Public Health Effectiveness of the FDA 510(k) Clearance Process. The IOM committee will assess whether the 510(k) clearance process sufficiently protects patients and promotes public health.

White House Soliciting Comments on Open Access

Through an announcement in the Federal Register and via their online blog, the White House Office of Science Technology and Policy (OSTP) is soliciting comments on designing and implementing an open access policy for science publications funded via Federal research agencies.

Clinic and Research Day Set at UIC College of Dentistry
The University of Illinois at Chicago will have its Clinic and Research Day on February 3, 2010, at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. There will be more than 100 oral and poster presentations by students and faculty on a variety of clinical and research subjects.
AADR Strides in Science

This month, AADR interviewed Jack L. Ferracane 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 Awards Deadlines

Gain more recognition for your research through the AADR Awards Program. Don’t miss the upcoming deadlines.

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