2012 AADR/CADR Annual
Meeting Presenter Pre-Registration Deadline Fast Approaching
January 18 is the deadline for
presenters to pre-register
for the 41st Annual Meeting
& Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research. This
meeting will be held in conjunction with the 36th Annual Meeting of
the Canadian Association for Dental Research and will take place March 21-24,
2012, in Tampa, Florida, USA.
Visit www.aadronline.org/aaam for
the latest news and updates. The non-presenter pre-registration deadline is
2011 Fall Focused Symposium – View
you were unable to attend the 4th Fall Focused Symposium titled "Oral Health
Disparities Research and the Future Face of America," you may now purchase
access to the video of the meeting . This Fall Focused Symposium was organized
by AADR President Jeffrey Ebersole and was held in Washington, DC,
November 3-4, 2011. The two-day conference featured speakers from industry,
government and universities. Online you will find each session from the meeting
along with video of the speaker and the slide presentation. You may also
receive IADR CERP credit by completing a quiz for each session.
$0.00 for Fall Focused Symposium attendees
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|JDR January Issue Now Online|
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.
|Activate your IADR Member Account|
has upgraded its membership database and website. These updates provide
additional security and customization for accessing members-only features,
networking opportunities and Association publications. You’ll need to activate
your account to enjoy these updates. You will need to enter your member
number, first name and last name on the left side of the screen. |
|NIH Launches First Online Genetics Course for Social and Behavioral Scientists|
genetics educational program will provide social and behavioral
scientists with sufficient genetics background to allow them to engage
effectively in interdisciplinary research with genetics researchers. The Office
of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) at the National Institutes
of Health, partnered with the National Coalition for Health Professional
Education in Genetics to create the free, Web-based project.
|NIDCR Funding Opportunity Announcements: Molecular Characterization of Salivary Gland Tumors (R01 and R21)|
Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) issued by the National Institute of
Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) solicits Research Project Grants (R01
and R21) applications to enhance basic and translational research on salivary
|Proposals Sought to Support Pain Management Education in Health Professional Schools|
NIH Pain Consortium is encouraging medical, dental, nursing and pharmacy
schools to respond to a new funding opportunity to develop Centers of
Excellence in Pain Education (CoEPEs). The National Institute on Drug Abuse is
the lead Institute on this effort.
|Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities|
The Health Resources &
Services Administration announced on December 23, 2011, grants of up to
$500,000 to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities Program. The
purpose of the program is to help states develop and implement innovative
programs to address the dental workforce needs of designated dental health
professional shortage areas in a manner that is appropriate to the states'
|AHRQ Announces New Information on Funding Opportunities|
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is
temporarily suspending individual career development Funding Opportunity
Announcements (FOAs) due to budget constraints. This change applies to the
February 12, 2012 new application receipt date and March 12, 2012 receipt date
for resubmission applications.
|AADR Members Elected as AAAS Fellows|
November 2011, the AAAS Council elected 539 members as Fellows of AAAS. These
individuals will be recognized for their contributions to science and
technology at the Fellows Forum to be held on February 18, 2012, during the
AAAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver,
Canada. The new
Fellows will receive a certificate and a blue and gold rosette as a symbol of
their distinguished accomplishments.
|Request for Information: Input into the Deliberations of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director Working Group on Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce|
To ensure a thorough and
comprehensive evaluation of the issues underlying the diversity of the
biomedical research workforce, input is being sought from the biomedical
research community, including students, postdoctoral fellows, scientists,
scientific societies, and NIH grantee institutions, as well as from the general
public. Input is sought for each of the aforementioned areas identified and any
other items the working group might consider.
|Request for Information: Input into the Deliberations of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director Working Group on Data and Informatics|
To ensure a
thorough and comprehensive evaluation of the issues surrounding the management,
integration, and analysis of research data and administrative data, input is
sought from data and informatics experts and stakeholders, including
investigators, administrators, and IT professionals, as well as from the general
public. Input is sought on the areas described above, as well as any other
items that the working group might consider.
|Request for Information: Draft Translation Table Framework|
The Methodology Committee of the Patient-Centered Outcomes
Research Institute (PCORI) was established to develop and improve the science
and methods of comparative clinical effectiveness research. The legislation
calls on the Methodology Committee to develop “a translation table that is
designed to provide guidance and act as a reference for the Board to determine
research methods that are most likely to address each specific comparative
clinical effectiveness research question,” and to produce a report by May 2012
outlining the progress on the development of this translation table. The
Methodology Committee has developed a preliminary translation framework that
will inform the development of the translation table.
|Lab-made Tissue Picks Up the Slack of Petri Dishes in Cancer Research|
Using oral cancer cells in
a three-dimensional model of lab-made tissue that mimics the lining of the oral
cavity, researchers have found that the tissue surrounding cancer cells can
epigenetically mediate the expression or suppression of a cell adhesion protein
associated with the progression of cancer. These new findings support the notion
that drugs that are currently being tested to treat many cancers need to be
screened using more complex tissue-like systems, rather than by using
conventional petri dish cultures that do not fully manifest features of many
|Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Expanded to Include Dentistry|
One of the Robert
Wood Johnson Foundation’s longest running national programs, the Harold Amos Medical
Faculty Development Program (AMFDP), will offer support to dental scholars
starting with its 2012 application period.
|AREA Funding Opportunity (Parent R15)|
TheAcademic Research Enhancement
Award (AREA) grants support small research projects in the biomedical and
behavioral sciences conducted by faculty and students in health professional
schools, and other academic components that have not been major recipients of
NIH research grant funds.
|A Look Back at 2011 on the Hill|
Last year was an eventful year on Capitol Hill. AADR Government Affairs has created
a 2011 Legislative Review that provides a bottom line to all
of the back-and-forth in Congress, as related to federal investments in dental
|AADR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition|
41st AADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition will be held in
conjunction with the CADR Annual Meeting, in Tampa, Florida,
March 21-24. There is still time to pre-register to take advantage of a reduced
registration rate. Presenters will need to register on or before January 18.
The pre-registration deadline for non-presenters is February 3.
|Important IADR General Session Information|
As was announced on December 15, the IADR General Session & Exhibition will
now be held in Iguaçu Falls,
Brazil, on June
20-23, 2012. Although the meeting location is spectacular, the physical layout
of the convention center and hotels necessitate a change from the traditional
IADR meeting format. Rather than splitting each day between oral sessions in
the morning and poster sessions in the afternoon—as has been our tradition—the
2012 IADR General Session will have days dedicated to oral sessions and days
dedicated to posters and exhibits.
|Traveling to Brazil for the IADR General Session – U.S. Citizens will Require a Visa|
you’re planning to attend the IADR General Session in Iguaçu Falls, Brazil,
June 20-23, 2012, and you’re a U.S. citizen a visa will be required for your
|Save the Date: ADEA-AADR FY13 Dental Education and Research Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill|
Given the significant cuts facing NIH and
other agencies in FY13, member attendance at the annual AADR Advocacy Day on
Capitol Hill is now as important as ever. AADR and the American Dental Education
Association (ADEA) are working to put together a program that will provide
attendees with a brief overview of the funding and political climate in
Washington DC, as well as an afternoon of meetings with elected officials and
Congressional staff. This event will take place on April 18, 2012 in Washington,
DC, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
|Penn Dental Medicine to Add D.Sc.D. Degree to Academic Options|
Penn Dental Medicine is adding to its academic
programs, announcing the establishment of a new doctoral degree that will
combine a doctor of science in dentistry (D.Sc.D.) with advanced training in a
clinical dental specialty. The new program was approved by the University of Pennsylvania Trustees at their November
2011 meeting and is undergoing final approval by the Commission on Dental
|Notice of NIH Plans to Transfer all Programs, Awards, and Applications Associated with the NCRR to Other NIH Institutes and Centers|
On January 6, the
National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a notice to inform the NIH community of changes to NIH
administrative grant and application processes resulting from the dissolution
of the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR).
|Notice of NIH's Creation of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and Anticipated Implementation Plan|
In a move to re-engineer the process of
translating scientific discoveries into new drugs, diagnostics, and devices,
the National Institutes of Health has established the National Center for
Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).
|Health IT Funding Opportunity on Advancing Health Services through System Modeling Research|
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)|
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.
|AADR Strides in Science|
This month, William
Maixner, Ph.D., D.D.S., is featured in the AADR 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 email@example.com.
|AADR Award Name Changed in Honor of the Late Irwin D. Mandel|
AADR Board of Directors has voted to change the name of the AADR Distinguished
Mentoring Award to the AADR Irwin D. Mandel Distinguished Mentoring Award. This
change was made in honor of Prof. Irwin D. Mandel who recently passed away and
was the first recipient of the award in 2010.
|2012 Awards and Fellowships|
for AADR and IADR awards when submitting your abstract for the 90th
General Session & Exhibition of the IADR! The application deadline for these awards is
January 20, 2012.|
|National Advisory Dental and Craniofacial Research Council to Meet|
National Advisory Dental and Craniofacial Research Council will have a meeting
on January 30, 2012 at the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda,
Maryland. The agenda for the meeting will be published soon.
Visit the NIDCR’s website for more
information and to see the meeting agenda.
|NIDCR Summer Dental Student Award Program Now Accepting Applications|
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
|10th Gordon Research Conference on the Biology of Spirochetes|
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.|
|New Research Opportunities Available at the IADR/AADR Online Career Center|
the IADR/AADR Online Career Center to view the latest research opportunities
available. The Online
helps connect IADR and AADR members with new employment opportunities.