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February 9, 2012 MOVING RESEARCH INTO ACTION

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2012 Fall Focused Symposium
Save the date for the 5th AADR Fall Focused Symposium: Translational Genetics - Advancing Fronts for Craniofacial Health. This meeting will take place November 16 – 17, 2012, at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The preliminary schedule of events has been posted.

Visit www.aadronline.org/ffs2012 for more information as it becomes available.

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> AADR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition
> JDR March Issue Now Online
> JDR Hot Topics
> Activate your IADR Member Account
> NIH Issues Two New RFIs: Diversity
> Save the Date - AADR Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, Thursday April 19
> 2012 Call for Applications: RWJ Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program
> PCORI Seeks Public Comment
> NIDCR Funding Opportunity Announcements: Molecular Characterization of Salivary Gland Tumors (R01 and R21)
> 2011 Fall Focused Symposium View Online
> Proposals Sought to Support Pain Management Education in Health Professional Schools
> AADR Responds to OSTP RFI on Scholarly Publications
> Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities
> Request for Information: Draft Translation Table Framework
> AREA Funding Opportunity (Parent R15)
> Important IADR General Session Information
> Traveling to Brazil for the IADR General Session U.S. Citizens will Require a Visa
> Health IT Funding Opportunity on Advancing Health Services through System Modeling Research
> AADR Strides in Science
> 2nd Annual UCSF School of Dentistry Global Oral Health Symposium
> Dental Reimbursement Program
> New Research Opportunities Available at the IADR/AADR Online Career Center
AADR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition

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The 41st AADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition, held in conjunction with the CADR Annual Meeting, will take place in Tampa, Florida, March 21-24. The AADR/CADR Annual Meeting will provide attendees with a platform to network with colleagues while learning the latest research and technology in the field.
JDR March Issue Now Online
The March 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 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.
NIH Issues Two New RFIs: Diversity
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking feedback through a new Request for Information. The Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) has established a working group to examine diversity in the biomedical research workforce and provide concrete recommendations to the ACD and the NIH Director on ways to enhance diversity throughout the various research career stages, particularly with regard to underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, and persons from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Save the Date - AADR Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, Thursday April 19

Given the very real potential for significant cuts facing the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other agencies in FY13, member attendance at the annual AADR Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill is now as important as ever. AADR is assembling a program that will provide attendees with a brief overview of the funding and political landscape in Washington, DC, as well as an afternoon of meetings with your elected officials and Congressional staff.

2012 Call for Applications: RWJ Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program

The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program was established to increase the number of faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who can achieve senior rank in academic medicine and dentistry and who will encourage and foster the development of succeeding classes of such physicians and dentists.

PCORI Seeks Public Comment

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has released a draft research agenda for public comment. Comments can be submitted through the PCORI website until March 15, 2012.

NIDCR Funding Opportunity Announcements: Molecular Characterization of Salivary Gland Tumors (R01 and R21)
These 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 gland tumors.
2011 Fall Focused Symposium View Online
If 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.
Proposals Sought to Support Pain Management Education in Health Professional Schools
The 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. 
AADR Responds to OSTP RFI on Scholarly Publications

AADR responded to the recent Request for Information (RFI) on public access to scholarly publications, issued in November by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In the response, AADR expresses support for broad dissemination of the results of federally funded research.

Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities

The Health Resources & Services Administration has grants of up to $500,000 for the 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' individual needs.

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.
AREA Funding Opportunity (Parent R15)
The Academic 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.
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.

Traveling to Brazil for the IADR General Session U.S. Citizens will Require a Visa
If 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 travel. You must have a passport that will be valid for at least six months from the time of the visa application.
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.
AADR Strides in Science

This month, Athanasios I. Zavras, D.M.D., M.S., D.M.Sc., 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 email to scienceadvocate@aadronline.org.

2nd Annual UCSF School of Dentistry Global Oral Health Symposium

The 2nd Annual University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry will hold its Global Oral Health Symposium on Monday, April 23.

Dental Reimbursement Program

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) has announced the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Dental Reimbursements Community Based Dental Partnership grants. This announcement solicits applications for Part F Dental Reimbursement Program (DRP) to expand HIV services and education and training. These services target low-income, underserved people living with HIV/AIDS.  

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. If you are looking for an opportunity or have one to share with AADR members, visit the Online Career Center at http://careers.dentalresearch.org.

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