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March 10, 2011 MOVING RESEARCH INTO ACTION

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2011 General Session Smartphone Application
To enhance the meeting experience for delegates, IADR is offering a Smartphone application for its 89th General Session & Exhibition, which will be held in conjunction with the 40th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 35th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research. In addition to being able to receive important meeting updates from IADR, the app will give you access to the most up-to-date schedule of events, exhibitor listing, floor plans and more. From your mobile device, visit http://j.mp/iadr2011 to download the correct app for your device. The app is supported by Android, Apple and BlackBerry.

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In This Issue

> 2011 IADR/AADR/CADR Meeting
> JDR March Issue Now Online
> AADR President-elect (2011-2012) Membership Recruitment Campaign
> Smile Train and Operation Smile Boards Agree to Merge
> HPV Exceeds Tobacco as Oral Cancer Cause in Adults Under 50
> Join AADR Advocates Program and Support Dental Health Research and Education
> Rochester Conference on Oral Biology: “Post-Genomics for the Oral Microbiome”
> AADR Strides in Science
> New Details Emerge about the Creation of NCATS
> National Academies Call for Research Associates
> National Institutes of Health Launches Summer Institute on mHealth
> The First International Conference on Dental and Craniofacial Stem Cells
> Diabetes and Oral Disease: Implications for Health Professionals
> NIH Seeks Input on its Early Independence Award Program
> Are you connected?
2011 IADR/AADR/CADR Meeting


On site registration will be available to attend the 89th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 40th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 35th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research. Online registration has closed for this important scientific meeting, which will take place in San Diego, California, USA, March 16-19, 2011.

JDR March Issue Now Online

The March 2011 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.

AADR President-elect (2011-2012) Membership Recruitment Campaign

AADR President-elect (2011-2012), Rena D’Souza is spearheading a membership recruitment campaign to reach those funded by NIDCR that are not current members of the AADR. D’Souza needs key volunteers throughout the AADR to speak directly with the NIDCR funded non-members. The hope is that a personal contact from a colleague to discuss AADR membership and the benefits of the organization will bring many of these NIDCR grantees into the AADR membership. 

Smile Train and Operation Smile Boards Agree to Merge

The boards of directors of Smile Train and Operation Smile, two of the leading cleft lip and cleft palate charities in the world, have announced that they have voted to combine the two organizations into a single new entity, to be known as Operation Smile Train. Operation Smile Train will be headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, and will have an office in New York City.

HPV Exceeds Tobacco as Oral Cancer Cause in Adults Under 50

Based on recent data, it appears that in people under the age of 50, human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated oral cancers may be replacing tobacco as the primary causative agent in the initiation of oral cancer. In a symposium titled “Oral Sex Is Sex and Can Lead to Cancer,” held at last month’s AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, researchers Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, Maura Gillison and Diane Harper discussed the link between the human papillomavirus and oral cancer.

Join AADR Advocates Program and Support Dental Health Research and Education

The AADR Advocates are concerned researchers and educators who receive legislative updates regarding issues and programs of importance to dental research and education, and who respond to legislative action alerts from the AADR by communicating with members of Congress as the legislative process unfolds each year.

Rochester Conference on Oral Biology: “Post-Genomics for the Oral Microbiome”

June 16-18, 2011, the University of Rochester Medical Center will have a conference on oral biology themed “Post-Genomics for the Oral Microbiome.” The purpose of the meeting is to bring together oral microbiologists and immunologists with scientists working on multi-organism problems outside of the oral environment. The objective is to broaden the scope of our research and to develop new approaches for understanding the nature of oral polymicrobial diseases and human responses.

AADR Strides in Science

This month, Timothy DeRouen is featured in the AADR Strides in Science. Read this article to learn more about his research and how his involvement in AADR has been an important part of his career.

 

New Details Emerge about the Creation of NCATS

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Scientific Management Review Board held a public teleconference to hear about NIH activities related to the creation of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). The Board heard from members of the public and from the chairs of the NIH working groups that have been charged with providing guidance on the proposed reorganization.

National Academies Call for Research Associates

The National Research Council of the National Academies is pleased to announce the Graduate, Postdoctoral and Senior Research Associateship Programs for 2011. Detailed program information, including instructions on how to submit online applications, a list of laboratories and their locations, and areas of research, can be found at www.nationalacademies.org/rap.

National Institutes of Health Launches Summer Institute on mHealth

The National Institutes of Health has announced the creation of the first NIH mHealth, or mobile health, Summer Institute. Scheduled for the summer of 2011, this week-long workshop will bring together leaders in mobile health technologies, behavioral science researchers, federal health officials and members of the medical community to provide early career investigators with an opportunity to learn about mHealth research.

The First International Conference on Dental and Craniofacial Stem Cells

The 2011 International Conference on Dental and Craniofacial Stem Cells will assemble for the first time the world’s leading scientists in the field of dental and craniofacial stem cells at the New York Academy of Science, New York, NY on April 27-29.

Diabetes and Oral Disease: Implications for Health Professionals

On Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., the New York Academy of Sciences will host a symposium titled “Diabetes and Oral Disease: Implications for Health Professionals.” This symposium will bring together physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, endocrinologists, dentists, periodontists, dental hygienists, epidemiologists, public health and nursing professionals as well as basic researchers to examine the bidirectional relationship between oral disease and diabetes.

NIH Seeks Input on its Early Independence Award Program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to collect input on its Early Independence Award program. The NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (EIA) is an NIH Common Fund program intended to support exceptional junior investigators who wish to “skip the post-doc” and directly pursue independent research after completing the terminal research degree or clinical residency. Several experimental aspects have been incorporated in this, the pilot year of the program.

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