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December 8, 2011 MOVING RESEARCH INTO ACTION

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Register to Attend the 2012 AADR/CADR Annual Meeting
 
Register today 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. Visit www.aadronline.org/aaam for the latest news and updates.

Following is the Distinguished Lecture Series lineup:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
John S. Greenspan
2010 AADR Distinguished Scientist Award Recipient
University of California, San Francisco, USA
“HIV/AIDS: The Task Continues”

Thursday, March 22, 2012
Martha J. Somerman
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Md., USA
“Personalized Health Care: Opportunities and Challenges for Dentistry”

Friday, March 23, 2012
Anthony Atala
Newly Elected Member of the Institute of Medicine
Wake Forest University Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Winston-Salem, N.C., USA
“Regenerative Medicine and Organ Replacement Therapy”

Continue to visit www.aadronline.org/aaam for the latest news and updates, and to register for this important scientific meeting.

2012 Clinical Research AADR Satellite Symposium
Again next year, in collaboration with the 2012 AADR Annual Meeting, the Task Force on Design and Analysis in Oral Health Research will be offering a 2.5 day course in clinical research as a satellite symposium.

The course will be held on March 19-21, 2012. Details may be found at www.taskforceondesign.org/courses.php. This 2½ day course will provide an overview of clinical research for dental faculty and government / industry employees. Attendance is limited to the first 30 registrants.

Topics include:
- Clinical Research Design
- IRB, Good Clinical Practice, Ethical Issues
- FDA Regulations
- Day to day operation and management of clinical research
- Fundamentals of data management and statistical analysis
- Publication of results
- Identifying NIH and Industry Funding Opportunities
- Training Opportunities in Clinical Research

Registration fees are $350 for academic and government employees and $1,000 for employees of companies that are not Task Force Sponsors. Registration is complimentary for employees of Task Force industry sponsors. Register by contacting Bruce Pihlstrom at bpihls@verizon.net. Registration for this AADR satellite symposium is separate from and DOES NOT include access to the AADR Annual Meeting.

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In This Issue

> JDR January Issue Now Online
> JDR Hot Topics
> Activate your IADR Member Account
> Stay Up-to-Date, Read the AADR Government Affairs Blog
> FY12 Budget Slow to Unfold, Super Committee Fails to Produce Budget Plan
> Funding Opportunity: Health Care Innovation Challenge
> Mouse Study Explains Bacterium's Unique Role in Periodontitis
> AADR FY13 Federal Agenda Under Development, Input Requested
> New Health IT Funding Opportunity on Advancing Health Services through System Modeling Research
> Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program (Si2)
> Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (S10)
> Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Etiology, Diagnosis, Pathophysiology and Treatment (R01 and R21)
> Transformative Research Award Program
> NIH Answers Call to Streamline Technology Transfer Process
> AADR Strides in Science
> 2012 Awards and Fellowships
> NIH Funding Announcements
> Free Training in Dental Informatics (MS/PhD/postdoctoral positions)
> Immunopathogenesis of HIV/AIDS-related Oral Manifestations and Host Immunity (R01 and R21)
> Applications Now Accepted for NIDCR's Residency Program in Dental Public Health
> NIDCR Summer Dental Student Award Program Now Accepting Applications
> 10th Gordon Research Conference on the Biology of Spirochetes
> New Research Opportunities Available at the IADR/AADR Online Career Center
JDR January Issue Now Online

The January 2012 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 website to view the Most Read and Most Cited JDR articles.
Activate your IADR Member Account
IADR has upgraded its membership database and website. These updates will provide additional security and customization for accessing members-only features, networking opportunities and Association publications.
Stay Up-to-Date, 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.
FY12 Budget Slow to Unfold, Super Committee Fails to Produce Budget Plan

This fall, two separate but related budget processes played out on Capitol Hill. The typical annual appropriations process moved forward; a process that sets the coming year’s funding levels for federal agencies. However, Congress has been slow to generate final spending bills for President Obama’s signature.

Funding Opportunity: Health Care Innovation Challenge
On November 14, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services released a funding opportunity announcement for the Health Care Innovation Challenge. Under this Challenge, up to $1 billion dollars will be awarded to innovative projects across the country that test creative ways to deliver high-quality health care services and lower costs. Priority will be given to projects that rapidly hire, train and deploy new types of health care workers.
Mouse Study Explains Bacterium's Unique Role in Periodontitis

Scientists say they have solved in mice the mystery of how an unusual bacterium can trigger the common dental condition periodontitis while residing in low numbers in the space between tooth and gum.

AADR FY13 Federal Agenda Under Development, Input Requested

When Congress returns in January, AADR will continue its advocacy for increased funding for agencies like NIH/NIDCR, CDC, and NSF. However, the Association also wants to make certain that regulatory and non-spending legislative issues of importance to the membership are on the radar of Members of Congress and the Administration, as they can often be just as important.

New Health IT Funding Opportunity on Advancing Health Services through System Modeling Research
AHRQ, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation (NSF), will accept and review investigator-initiated proposals that address systems modeling in health services research. The NSF’s Service Enterprise Systems program in the Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation division of the Engineering Directorate will be the lead program on this interdisciplinary topic.
Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program (Si2)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for the Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program, for the purpose of supporting the research activities during the early stage careers of independent clinical researchers.

Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (S10)
The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) Shared Instrument Grant (SIG) program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instrumentation or an integrated system that costs at least $100,000. The maximum award is $600,000.
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Etiology, Diagnosis, Pathophysiology and Treatment (R01 and R21)
These Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) and co-sponsoring Institutes and Centers (ICs) of the NIH encourage investigator(s)-initiated applications that propose to examine the etiology, diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), sometimes referred to as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), in diverse groups and across the lifespan. 
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.
NIH Answers Call to Streamline Technology Transfer Process
NIH is launching the electronic Research Materials catalogue (eRMa) to streamline the process by which companies access technologies developed by researchers in NIH's intramural programs. The project addresses one of the most important directives in a Presidential memorandum related to the commercialization of federal research and support for high-growth business potential. 
AADR Strides in Science

This month, George Hajishengallis, D.D.S., Ph.D. was interviewed for the Strides in Science. Read more to learn about his research accomplishments 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

Deadlines are quickly approaching to apply for AADR awards and fellowships.

NIH Funding Announcements

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

Free Training in Dental Informatics (MS/PhD/postdoctoral positions)
The Center for Dental Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh, is seeking applicants for its NIDCR/NLM-funded training program in dental informatics (M.S., Ph.D. or postdoctoral). 
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.

Applications Now Accepted for NIDCR's Residency Program in Dental Public Health

NIDCR is accepting applications through December 31, 2011 for its Residency Program in Dental Public Health. The 12-month, full-time or 12-month equivalent part-time program provides a formal training opportunity for dentists planning careers in dental public health with an emphasis on oral and craniofacial, health-related epidemiologic research.

NIDCR Summer Dental Student Award Program Now Accepting Applications
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.
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.
New Research Opportunities Available at the IADR/AADR Online Career Center

Visit the IADR/AADR Online Career Center to view the latest research opportunities available. The Online Career Center helps connect IADR and AADR members with new employment opportunities.

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