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September 8, 2011 MOVING RESEARCH INTO ACTION

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AADR and IADR Elections Now Open
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 on August 30 with a secure voting code to vote in each election. If you have any questions, please contact membervote@iadr.org. November 6, 2011, is the voting deadline.

Candidates for AADR Vice-president
Timothy A. DeRouen (University of Washington)
Carla A. Evans (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Ann Progulske-Fox (University of Florida)

Candidates for AADR Publications Committee Member-at-Large
Christopher W. Cutler (Stony Brook University, N.Y.)
Jeffrey C. Nickel (University of Missouri Kansas City)

Candidates for IADR Vice-president
Yoshimitsu Abiko (Nihon University School of Dentistry at Matsudo, Chiba, Japan)
Paul Brandt (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
Angus William Gilmour Walls (Newcastle University, United Kingdom)

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In This Issue

> Important Meetings Deadlines Approaching
> JDR September Issue Now Online
> JDR Hot Topics
> Poster Submission Deadline Approaching for Fall Focused Symposium
> Take Five Minutes to Prevent a Lost Decade
> NIH Addresses Need to Encourage Diversity in Biomedical Research Workforce
> National Advisory Dental & Craniofacial Research Council Meeting
> Final Rule Revising FCOI Regulations Published
> NIH seeks input on biomedical research workforce, due October 7, 2011
> NIDCR FOA on Functional Restoration of Salivary Glands
> Funding Opportunities: 2012 NIH Director's Award Programs
> Funding Opportunity: NIDCR Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and Orofacial Pain
> NIH Loan Repayment Programs
> NIH Common Fund's Health Economics Program Seeking Input
> Funding Opportunity: NIDCR RFA on Acute to Chronic Pain Transition Re-issued
> Funding Opportunities: Effectiveness of Treatment for Oral Diseases in Medically Compromised Patients (R01 and R21)
> AADR Strides in Science
> AADR 2012 Awards and Fellowships - Call for Applications and Nominations!
> NIH Funding Announcement
> AADR Abstract Submission Deadline Approaching
> 10th Gordon Research Conference on the Biology of Spirochetes
> 2012 OSAP Annual Symposium
> Apply for 2012 Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
> Find your Favorite IADR/AADR Resources in One Place
> Are you connected?
> On the go? Take the Science Advocate with you!
> Stay in the Know, Read the AADR Government Affairs Blog
> Activate your IADR Member Account
> Judith M. Blase Woodruff Named New NFED Executive Director
> In Memoriam
Important Meetings Deadlines Approaching

AADR wants to bring to your attention several important deadlines that are approaching.

JDR September Issue Now Online

The September 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.

JDR Hot Topics

Visit the JDR Web site to view the Most Read and Most Cited JDR articles.

Poster Submission Deadline Approaching for Fall Focused Symposium

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 (11:59 p.m. PT) is the deadline to submit a poster for the 4th AADR Fall Focused Symposium: Oral Health Disparities Research and the Future Face of America. This meeting will take place November 3-4, 2011, at the Renaissance Washington, DC hotel.

Take Five Minutes to Prevent a Lost Decade

Congress is determining agency/program funding levels for FY12 as well as a 10-year framework that could reduce the federal deficit by $1.5 trillion. Domestic discretionary programs, such as those at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation, have been targeted by some to receive a disproportionate share of spending reductions.

NIH Addresses Need to Encourage Diversity in Biomedical Research Workforce

A few years ago, NIH leadership reviewed anecdotal data that found disturbing gaps in NIH grant success rates among various racial and ethnic groups. Rather than guess or rationalize why such gaps may be occurring, NIH commissioned a study to systematically and comprehensively examine NIH grant success rates by race and ethnicity. 

National Advisory Dental & Craniofacial Research Council Meeting
The 198th session of the National Advisory Dental and Craniofacial Research Council (NADCRC) will be held on Monday, September 19, 2011, on the NIH main campus in Building 31C, 6th Floor, Conference Room 10, Bethesda, Maryland. 
Final Rule Revising FCOI Regulations Published

The Department of Health and Human Services has published the Final Rule revising Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) regulations (42 CFR Part 50 Subpart F for grants and cooperative agreements and 45 CFR Part 94 for contracts).

NIH seeks input on biomedical research workforce, due October 7, 2011
The Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) has established a working group to examine the future of the biomedical research workforce in the United States.
NIDCR FOA on Functional Restoration of Salivary Glands

The NIH NIDCR has released two funding opportunity announcements (FOA) on functional restoration of salivary glands, R01 and R21. The goal of these initiatives is to stimulate multidisciplinary research in the development of models and tools for repairing and restoring damaged salivary gland function.

Funding Opportunities: 2012 NIH Director's Award Programs

The NIH welcomes proposals for the 2012 NIH Director's Pioneer Awards and New Innovator Awards for innovative approaches to major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research.

Funding Opportunity: NIDCR Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and Orofacial Pain

A new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is now in the NIH Guide.

NIH Loan Repayment Programs

The NIH has announced the continuation of educational loan repayment through its extramural Loan Repayment Programs (LRP). 

NIH Common Fund's Health Economics Program Seeking Input

The NIH Common Fund’s Health Economics Program is seeking input about developing a State Health Policy Database (SHPD) to support scientific research on key research questions in health economics and to facilitate applied health economics research on issues relating to health care reform. 

Funding Opportunity: NIDCR RFA on Acute to Chronic Pain Transition Re-issued

The overall goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to stimulate preclinical and clinical research that will accelerate our understanding of the biological and behavioral determinants driving the transition from acute pain to chronic pain disorders.

Funding Opportunities: Effectiveness of Treatment for Oral Diseases in Medically Compromised Patients (R01 and R21)

These Funding Opportunity Announcements encourage research related to determining outcomes of prevention and treatment strategies for oral diseases in persons with medical conditions known to severely compromise oral health.

AADR Strides in Science

This month, Laurie K. McCauley, D.D.S., Ph.D., was interviewed for the AADR Strides in Science, which is a feature highlighting 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.

AADR 2012 Awards and Fellowships - Call for Applications and Nominations!

Through numerous sponsorships and donations, AADR is able to fund and administer several awards and fellowships.

NIH Funding Announcement

Research on Ethical Issues in Biomedical, Social, and Behavioral Research (R03)

This program announcement and two related announcements (R01, PA-11-180; R21, PA-11-181) comprise the fourth set in a series of consecutive FOAs published by NIH since 1999 to encourage research on ethical issues related to the conduct of biomedical, social and behavioral research within the NIH mission. 

AADR Abstract Submission Deadline Approaching


October 3 is the deadline to submit an abstract to present at the 41st Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the AADR. This meeting will take place in Tampa, Florida, USA, March 21-24, 2012, and will be held in conjunction with the 36th Annual Meeting of the CADR.

10th Gordon Research Conference on the Biology of Spirochetes

The preliminary program and instructions for application for the 10th Gordon Research Conference on the Biology of Spirochetes have been posted to the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) Web site.

2012 OSAP Annual Symposium

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) will hold its annual symposium June 21-23, 2012, in Atlanta, Georgia. March 5, 2012, is the deadline for abstracts.

Apply for 2012 Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

Applications are now being accepted for the Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program. This program of the National Academies is designed to engage current and recent graduate students in the analytical process that informs U.S. science and technology policy.

Find your Favorite IADR/AADR Resources in One Place

Visit the new IADR/AADR online Knowledge Community to find access to recorded materials, blogs and links to social media. You will need to log in to access members-only content and receive discounted pricing.

Are you connected?

AADR has created ways for you to connect with your fellow AADR member colleagues from the convenience of your computer. You can now follow AADR on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Follow AADR on these social mediums and receive the latest AADR news as it happens.

On the go? Take the Science Advocate with you!

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. 

Stay in the Know, Read the AADR Government Affairs Blog

AADR has made it convenient for you to read the latest government affairs news in one place. Visit the newly created AADR Government Affairs blog to read Capitol Hill updates, advocacy news, funding announcements and more.

Activate your IADR Member Account

Recently, IADR upgraded its membership database and Web site. These updates will provide additional security and customization for accessing members-only features, networking opportunities and Association publications.

Judith M. Blase Woodruff Named New NFED Executive Director

AADR member Judith M. Blase Woodruff has been named the executive director of the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED). She is only the second director in the Foundation’s 30-year history. Woodruff succeeds founder Mary K. Richter, who retired as executive director at the end of 2010.  

In Memoriam

AADR is saddened to report that longtime IADR/AADR member Sigmund Socransky died on August 27, 2011. Dr. Socransky was an outstanding scientist in the field of the oral microbiology and periodontal disease. 

 

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