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October 14, 2010 MOVING RESEARCH INTO ACTION

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Register to Attend the AADR 3rd Fall Focused Symposium
The AADR 3rd Fall Focused Symposium: “Salivary Diagnostics: Scientific & Clinical Frontiers” will take place November 12-13, 2010, in Arlington, VA. Visit www.aadronline.org/salivarydiagnostics for a complete list of invited speakers, the schedule and more information about this exciting meeting. If you are not able to attend in person, a live webinar of this event will be available. The Web site www.aadronline.org/salivarydiagnostics will have more details soon.

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AADR’s Science Advocate can now be viewed on your mobile device! Don’t miss any of the latest dental and oral research news while traveling. Point your mobile browser to http://bit.ly/AASAMobiOct10 and view the mobile version today! To subscribe to the mobile version, go to http://bit.ly/a7JRfG

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In This Issue

> JDR November Issue Now Online
> Register to Attend the 2011 IADR/AADR/CADR Meeting
> AADR Member Peter Polverini Elected into the Institute of Medicine
> NIDCR Completes its Commitment of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds
> NIH SMRB Votes to Combine NIAAA and NIDA, Create New “Addiction and Substance Abuse” Institute
> Congress Passes Continuing Resolution to Fund Government in FY2011
> Elections Deadline: Nov. 2
> NIH Announces Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
> NIH Announces New Program to Accelerate Research Independence
> Taste Genes Predict Tooth Decay
> NIH Loan Repayment Programs Relieve Researchers’ Educational Debt
> AADR President David Wong to Receive Award for Salivary Diagnostics Article
> Opportunities Available through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative
> AADR Member Discusses Federal Stimulus Act with Vice President Biden
> AADR Strides in Science
> AHRQ R01 Funding Announcement
> Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Opportunities - Competition System Open
> AADR Members Featured in NPR Story
> AADR Awards and Fellowships
> University of Connecticut Receives $1.8 M HRSA Grant
> Follow AADR on Twitter
JDR November Issue Now Online

The November 2010 issue of the Journal of Dental Research is online. Your online subscription to the JDR, which is included in your membership, gives you access to the latest research published in the Journal. The online JDR, which is included in your membership, features innovative technology that includes RSS feeds and social bookmarking to enhance your reading and sharing experience. 
 

Register to Attend the 2011 IADR/AADR/CADR Meeting

 
Registration will open soon to attend the 89th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR, 40th Annual Meeting of the AADR and 35th Annual Meeting of the CADR. This scientific meeting will take place March 16-19, 2011, in San Diego, California, USA.

AADR Member Peter Polverini Elected into the Institute of Medicine

Peter Polverini, dean of the Dental School at the University of Michigan, was elected into the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on October 11. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

NIDCR Completes its Commitment of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of the National Institutes of Health, has announced that it has completed its commitment of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.

NIH SMRB Votes to Combine NIAAA and NIDA, Create New “Addiction and Substance Abuse” Institute

On September 14-15, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) held the fifth meeting of the NIH Scientific Management Review Board (SMRB), which was created through the NIH Reauthorization Act of 2006. The SMRB is charged with examining structural and organizational issues within NIH and is able to make recommendations to the NIH Director on such changes.

Congress Passes Continuing Resolution to Fund Government in FY2011

Late on September 30—the final day of Fiscal Year (FY) 2010—Congress cleared a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund federal agencies and programs at current levels until December 3. Both the House and Senate have proposed FY2011 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) spending bills that provide for a $1 billion, or 3.2 percent, inflationary funding increase for the NIH to $32 billion.

Elections Deadline: Nov. 2

AADR Members and Retired Members are entitled to vote annually for the office of IADR Vice-president, AADR Vice-president, AADR Publications Committee Member-at-Large and any Constitutional amendments recommended by IADR or AADR Council. Members and Retired Members received an e-mail notice with a secure voting code to vote in each election.

NIH Announces Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Transition from center to institute highlights expanded responsibilities

The National Institutes of Health announces the transition of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) to the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). The transition gives the institute a more defined role in the NIH's research agenda against health disparities, which it defines as differences in the incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of diseases and other adverse health conditions that exist among specific population groups.

NIH Announces New Program to Accelerate Research Independence

The National Institutes of Health intends to invest approximately $60 million over the next five years in the NIH Director's Early Independence Award (EIA) program to help junior investigators leapfrog over traditional post-doctoral training and move into independent academic positions at U.S. institutions, directly upon completion of their graduate research degrees.

Taste Genes Predict Tooth Decay

IADR/AADR issued a press release about research findings that taste genes can predict tooth decay. In an article published in the Journal of Dental Research titled “Taste Genes Associated with Dental Caries” researchers hypothesized that genetic variation in taste pathway genes (TAS2R38, TAS1R2, GNAT3) may be associated with dental caries risk and/or protection.

NIH Loan Repayment Programs Relieve Researchers’ Educational Debt

Programs allow participants to focus on research careers

As the costs of medical education continue to rise, the National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) serve as a lifeline for physician scientists who have high educational debt. The application cycle is open and will close on November 15, 2010, at 8 p.m. EST.

AADR President David Wong to Receive Award for Salivary Diagnostics Article

AADR President David Wong has been selected to receive the 2010 George Bugliarello Prize for writing an article titled “Salivary Diagnostics.” This article was published in the American Scientist, which is a magazine published by Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.  

Opportunities Available through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative

There are several opportunities available through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative. The Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative is focused on engaging creative minds to work on scientific and technological breakthroughs for the world's most pressing health problems.

AADR Member Discusses Federal Stimulus Act with Vice President Biden

On September 21, AADR member and University of Florida president Bernie Machen attended a meeting, with other university presidents, at the White House to take part in a discussion on the federal stimulus act with Vice President Joe Biden. The discussion focused on stimulus funding of university research programs.

AADR Strides in Science

This month, Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque was interviewed for the AADR Strides in Science. This feature highlights an AADR member’s accomplishments and comments on how his/her involvement with the AADR has been an important part of his/her career in research. If you would like to nominate a colleague to be featured, please send his/her name to scienceadvocate@aadronline.org

AHRQ R01 Funding Announcement

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits Large Research (R01) Projects, and expresses AHRQ portfolio priority areas of interest for ongoing extramural health services research, demonstration, dissemination, and evaluation grants. This FOA will use the AHRQ Research Project Grant (R01) award mechanism.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Opportunities - Competition System Open

In order to encourage more dental students to pursue academic and research careers, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) offers two outstanding “year-out” research training programs. The 2011 HHMI Competition System is now open for access to the online application via the program links below. Women and under-represented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

AADR Members Featured in NPR Story

AADR members Sebastian Paris, Jin-Ho Phark and Mark Wolff were recently featured in a National Public Radio story about a new procedure that claims to stop the progress of cavities without drills. Read or listen to the story on the NPR Web site.

AADR Awards and Fellowships

The October 15, 2010, deadline is approaching for a few AADR Awards and Fellowships! Don’t miss your opportunity to apply.

University of Connecticut Receives $1.8 M HRSA Grant

AADR member Mina Mina has announced that the University of Connecticut Division of Pediatric Dentistry Department of Craniofacial Sciences has received a $1.8 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Follow AADR on Twitter

You can now follow AADR on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/DentalResearch. Twitter is a real-time information network powered by people all around the world that lets people share and discover what’s happening now. Follow AADR on Twitter to find out the latest AADR news as it happens. In addition to Twitter, you can follow AADR on Facebook at http://bit.ly/AADRFacebook and on LinkedIn at http://bit.ly/AADRLinkedIn.


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