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April 8, 2010 MOVING RESEARCH INTO ACTION

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William Giannobile Begins JDR Editorship
In December 2009, AADR and IADR announced that William Giannobile was selected as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Dental Research. Giannobile began his term in April 1, and is the successor to Anthony ‘Tony’ Smith, who served as the JDR Editor-in-Chief from 2004-2010.

Giannobile is a William K. and Mary Anne Najjar Endowed Professor of Dentistry and the Director of the Michigan Center for Oral Health Research at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. There, he is also Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the College of Engineering. He was appointed as the JDR Editor-in-Chief after an extensive international search process.

New Manuscript Submission and Review System for the JDR
The International and American Associations for Dental Research are pleased to announce the Journal of Dental Research launched a new manuscript submission and review system on March 22. This new system is SAGEtrack, a SAGE branded product of ScholarOne, a Thomson Reuters business. The new manuscript system allows for easier upload and faster review and publication times. As the first step, we request that you login to the SAGEtrack system and update your profile. Your participation by selecting keywords and updating your contact details will create a more robust system. The JDR depends on quality submissions and reviews to keep the Journal a leader in the field.

If you have submitted a manuscript prior to March 22, and are awaiting a decision, you will continue to receive messages from the site you submitted. However, all new submissions and revised manuscripts will now be processed through the SAGEtrack site. We are working to move all existing manuscripts to the new site, thank you in advance for your patience during this transition. If you have any questions please contact Norm Hayden, IADR/AADR publications coordinator.

The online JDR features innovative technology that includes RSS feeds and social bookmarking to enhance your reading and sharing experience. In addition, the online JDR offers OnlineFirst, a feature commonly known as “publish ahead of print” by which forthcoming articles are published online before they are scheduled to appear in print. Visit the online JDR and view the Most Read and Most Cited JDR articles.

Read about what happened at the 39th AADR Annual Meeting
The 39th AADR Annual Meeting in Washington, DC was a huge success, thanks to all who attended, presented and exhibited. Learn all the details and see pictures from the event in the special post-meeting newsletter.

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In This Issue

> Health Reform Passes
> Comparative Effectiveness Research Funding Opportunity
> GNYAP Accepting Grant Applications
> AADR Strides in Science
> OSAP 2010 SymposiumóJune 2010
> Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Award (U54)
> Save the Date for the 3rd Fall Focused Symposium
> Opportunity for Grants Administrators and Researchers: NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration
> Researchers at the University of Washington Prepare to Conduct Study on Head & Neck Cancer Patients
> Recap of the GNYAP-AADR Student Research Symposium
Health Reform Passes

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law comprehensive health reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590). Building on a year's work from the House and the Senate, the final health reform legislation that the President signed into law included the best ideas from both sides of the aisle offered in the course of the debate. Health reform will make health care more affordable, make health insurers more accountable, expand health coverage to all Americans, and make the health system sustainable, stabilizing family budgets, the Federal budget, and the economy.

Comparative Effectiveness Research Funding Opportunity

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has issued a solicitation notice in FedBizOpps.gov for a contract opportunity titled “Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness Network (DEcIDE-2).”

GNYAP Accepting Grant Applications

The Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics (GNYAP) offers grants to support students enrolled in accredited advanced specialty education programs in prosthodontics. The goal is to provide students with an organized and meaningful research experience, under the guidance of an experienced faculty mentor, to better prepare students for the rigors of clinical practice and academia.

AADR Strides in Science

This month AADR interviewed Timothy Bromage, M.A., Ph.D., professor of biomaterials and biomimetics, and of basic science and craniofacial biology, at the New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD). Read the article to find out more about his research and achievements.

OSAP 2010 SymposiumóJune 2010

The Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures (OSAP) will hold its 2010 symposium June 10-13, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency in Tampa, Florida. The seminar will give educators and people who are responsible for infection prevention in their facilities a cost-effective way to stay abreast of emerging diseases, new technologies and procedures, and proven strategies for compliance. 

Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Award (U54)

The NIH is requesting applications for the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). This initiative assists institutions to create an integrated academic home for Clinical and Translational Science that has the resources to train and advance multi- and inter-disciplinary investigators and research teams with access to innovative research tools and information technologies that apply new knowledge and techniques to patient care.

Save the Date for the 3rd Fall Focused Symposium

The AADR 3rd Fall Focused Symposium: “Salivary Diagnostics: Scientific & Clinical Frontiers” will take place November 12-13, 2010, in Washington, DC, USA.

Opportunity for Grants Administrators and Researchers: NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Regional Seminars are designed for those new to the NIH grants process, including sponsored project office and departmental administrators, faculty, investigators, grant writers, graduate students, etc. The next seminar will take place at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, April 15-16, 2010.

Researchers at the University of Washington Prepare to Conduct Study on Head & Neck Cancer Patients

Researchers at the University of Washington are conducting a study exploring the impact of head and neck cancer on participation in everyday communication activities. They are developing a questionnaire to be used in future research and in speech clinics.

Recap of the GNYAP-AADR Student Research Symposium

The inaugural Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics-AADR Student Research Symposium, was held at the New York University College of Dentistry on February 17, 2010. The intent of this initiative was to reintroduce enthusiasm for meaningful research and familiarize attendees with the wide variety and varying complexity of past projects.

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