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October 13, 2011 MOVING RESEARCH INTO ACTION

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November 6 Deadline to Vote in AADR and IADR Elections
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 and September 27 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

> AADR Fall Focused Symposium
> JDR November Issue Now Online
> JDR Hot Topics
> National Bioeconomy Blueprint
> 2011 IADR/AADR Distinguished Lecturer Bruce Beutler to Receive Nobel Prize
> Senate Appropriations Recommends $190M Reduction to NIH
> House Appropriators to Recommend NIH Increase to $31.7B
> Health Disparities Bill Introduced in the House
> NIDCR FOA on Functional Restoration of Salivary Glands
> NIH Loan Repayment Programs
> Funding Opportunity: NIDCR RFA on Acute to Chronic Pain Transition Re-issued
> AADR Strides in Science
> 2012 Awards and Fellowships
> Transformative Research Award Program
> PCORI Funding Announcement/Pilot Project Grants
> NIH Funding Announcement: Research on Ethical Issues in Biomedical, Social, and Behavioral Research (R03)
> AAMC Calls for Proposals for Oral Health in Medicine Model Curriculum
> Immunopathogenesis of HIV/AIDS-related Oral Manifestations and Host Immunity (R01 and R21)
> Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows
> NIH Launches Medical Research Scholars Program
> Save the Date for the 2012 AADR/CADR Annual Meeting
> Online Workshop: Applying to the NIH SBIR Phase I Program for First-Time Applicants
> 10th Gordon Research Conference on the Biology of Spirochetes
> 2012 OSAP Annual Symposium
> 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
> In Memoriam
AADR Fall Focused Symposium

Register today to attend 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.

JDR November Issue Now Online

The November 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. As an added bonus, don’t forget to read the JDR blog in addition to the JDR to enhance your reader experience and to increase your knowledge. Bookmark www.aadronline.org/jdrblog and read the JDR blog today.

JDR Hot Topics

Visit the JDR website to view the Most Read and Most Cited JDR articles.

National Bioeconomy Blueprint

On September 16, President Obama announced the development of a National Bioeconomy Blueprint, to be completed by January 2012.  The Blueprint will detail a new, Administration-wide effort to harness biological research innovations to address national challenges in health, food, energy, and the environment while growing the economy.

2011 IADR/AADR Distinguished Lecturer Bruce Beutler to Receive Nobel Prize

2011 IADR/AADR Distinguished Lecturer Bruce Beutler is one of three laureates of the Nobel Prize in Medicine for 2011. Beutler’s lecture from the 2011 IADR/AADR meeting is titled “Sensing Microbes” and it’s available for purchase at the IADR/AADR Knowledge Community.

Senate Appropriations Recommends $190M Reduction to NIH

The Senate Appropriations Committee has come out with their FY12 figure for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), $30.5 billion. The figure represents a $190 million or 0.6% reduction from the FY11 level.

House Appropriators to Recommend NIH Increase to $31.7B

In somewhat of a surprise move, the House Appropriations Committee released a draft FY12 spending plan for the Labor-HHS-Education agencies that included a $1 billion or 3.3% increase (over FY11) for NIH. The legislation would fund NIDCR at $420.4 million, an increase of 2.7% over FY11. The increase is in line with a request from President Obama earlier this year.

Health Disparities Bill Introduced in the House

AADR was successful in advocating for an oral health component within health disparities legislation in the House of Representative. The Health Equity and Accountability Act was introduced by Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and 68 original co-sponsors on September 16. The legislation is the product of a tri-caucus effort (Asian Pacific American Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus) to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities.

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.

NIH Loan Repayment Programs

The NIH has announced the continuation of educational loan repayment through its extramural Loan Repayment Programs (LRP). The LRPs encourage promising researchers and scientists to pursue careers in biomedical, behavioral, social and clinical research by repaying up to $35,000 of their qualified student loan debt each year. Loan repayment benefits are in addition to the institutional salary received by recipients for their research. Applications will be accepted through November 15 at www.lrp.nih.gov.

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.

AADR Strides in Science

This month, Jerry (Jian) Feng, M.D., Ph.D., was interviewed for the Strides in Science. Read more to learn about his research accompliments and how AADR has been instrumental in his career success. 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. To nominate someone, send an e-mail to scienceadvocate@aadronline.org.

2012 Awards and Fellowships

Apply for the AADR Bloc Travel Grant or the AADR Student Research Fellowship when submitting your abstract for the 90th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! January 13, 2012, is the deadline.

Transformative Research Award Program

NIH welcomes proposals for the NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards (R01). The awards provide support for individual scientists or collaborative investigative teams who propose exceptionally innovative, original, and/or unconventional research, which, if successful, would have a major impact in a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research.

PCORI Funding Announcement/Pilot Project Grants

The Patient-Center Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) (see www.pcori.org) has announced a $26 million Pilot Projects Grants Program ($13M per year for two years) that will support approximately 40 awards. The FOA is mostly methods oriented, and seeks to, inform PCORI priorities, enable collection of preliminary data and address challenges in research methodology.

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.

AAMC Calls for Proposals for Oral Health in Medicine Model Curriculum

In partnership with the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has announced a call for proposals for instructional resources to help develop a model curriculum for oral health in medicine.

Immunopathogenesis of HIV/AIDS-related Oral Manifestations and Host Immunity (R01 and R21)

The NIH NIDCR has released two funding announcements for immunopathogenesis of HIV/AIDS-related Oral Manifestations and Host Immunity.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation’s most comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of health science, policy and politics in Washington, D.C.

NIH Launches Medical Research Scholars Program

A new Medical Research Scholars Program for medical and dental students will begin in September 2012 in Bethesda, Maryland. The year-long program will offer research experiences with intramural investigators from across NIH in basic science laboratories, and in clinical and translational research conducted at the NIH Clinical Center.

Save the Date for the 2012 AADR/CADR Annual Meeting


Save the date and make plans to attend 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.

Online Workshop: Applying to the NIH SBIR Phase I Program for First-Time Applicants

This four-hour online workshop will take place over two evenings to help researchers, faculty members, graduate students, post-docs and entrepreneurs create a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) company and/or apply to the NIH SBIR program in December 2011 or April 2012.

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) website. The 2012 Spirochete GRC will take place January 22-27, 2012 in Ventura, California.

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.

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.

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. Click here to view the mobile version, and subscribe today! In addition to subscribing to the mobile version, you can also subscribe to the Science Advocate RSS feed.

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.

In Memoriam

It is with deep sadness that IADR announces the passing of Clyde Ingersoll, Dental Materials Group (DMG) member and past officer. He was a longstanding member of IADR and DMG and the first recipient of the IADR Peyton/Skinner Award in innovation of dental materials. His contributions were significant in the field of dental metallurgy. 

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