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November 10, 2011 MOVING RESEARCH INTO ACTION

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AADR 4th Fall Focused Symposium panel discussion.

AADR held its 4th Fall Focused Symposium on November 3-4, 2011, at the Renaissance Washington, DC hotel. This year, the theme of the symposium was “Oral Health Disparities Research and the Future Face of America.”

AADR created the Fall Focused Symposium under the objective to provide networking opportunities and exchange of ideas, and to offer small regional symposia focused on cutting-edge technology and techniques. At this two-day scientific program, attendees had the opportunity to attend sessions, view 33 scientific posters, collaborate with colleagues and attend a panel discussion.

The symposium brought together key opinion leaders, scientists from the NIH, NIDCR and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, along with NIH-funded investigators and academicians. Newly appointed NIDCR Director Martha Somerman presented a session titled “Research to Address Oral Health Disparities: an NIDCR Priority.”

The symposium was recorded and will be available for download at the IADR/AADR Knowledge Community at http://www.aadronline.org/knowledgecommunity

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> JDR November Issue Now Online
> JDR Hot Topics
> Read the Science Advocate on Your Mobile Device
> Stay in the Know, Read the AADR Government Affairs Blog
> IADR/AADR Publish Study on Obesity Link to Periodontitis
> NIH Loan Repayment Programs
> Webinar Series: President's Initiative on University Research Commercialization
> AADR Member Cun-Yu Wang Elected to the Institute of Medicine
> IADR/AADR Publish Study on Dental Caries Vaccine
> AADR Strides in Science
> 2012 Awards and Fellowships
> Transformative Research Award Program
> NIH Funding Announcements
> Free Training in Dental Informatics (MS/PhD/postdoctoral positions)
> AAMC Calls for Proposals for Oral Health in Medicine Model Curriculum
> Immunopathogenesis of HIV/AIDS-related Oral Manifestations and Host Immunity (R01 and R21)
> NIH Launches Medical Research Scholars Program
> Register to Attend the 2012 AADR/CADR Annual Meeting
> 10th Gordon Research Conference on the Biology of Spirochetes
> New Research Opportunities Available at the IADR/AADR Online Career Center
2012 Awards and Fellowships

Apply for the following award when submitting your abstract for the 90th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!

Deadline: January 13, 2012

AADR Bloc Travel Grant
The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) has received a grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) to support travel for dental students to the 90th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 20-23, 2012 for presentation of scientific papers on dental research. If granted, qualified individuals will be selected to receive funds on the basis of the quality of an abstract accepted for presentation at the Meeting. The deadline for applications and abstract submission is January 13, 2012.

Call for Applications!
AADR Student Research Fellowship - $2,700
These Fellowships have been created to encourage dental students living in the United States to consider careers in oral health research.  Proposals are sought in basic and clinical research related to oral health. The deadline for applications is January 6, 2012.

Please click here to view deadlines for IADR and AADR 2012 Awards and Fellowships, or contact Sheri S. Herren, institutional liaison, grants and awards manager, at sherren@aadronline.org, for more information.
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