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March 8, 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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> Save the Date - AADR Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, Thursday April 19
> AADR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition
> JDR March Issue Now Online
> JDR Hot Topics
> NIH Launches New National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
> NIH RFI on Diversity
> NIH Seeks Public Input on Defining Unmet Needs for Clinical Translation of Cell-Based Therapies
> Funding Opportunities - Molecular Characterization of Salivary Gland Tumors (R01 and R21)
> Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (S10)
> AREA Funding Opportunity (Parent R15)
> Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities
> Dental Reimbursement Program
> Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
> PCORI Seeks Public Comment
> ADA Issues a Call for Nominations
> 2012 Call for Applications: RWJ Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program
> AADR Member Quoted in The New York Times
> Members of New Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee Announced Two AADR Members to Serve on Committee
> AADR Strides in Science
> 2011 Fall Focused Symposium View Online
> 2nd Annual UCSF School of Dentistry Global Oral Health Symposium
> Important IADR General Session Information
> Traveling to Brazil for the IADR General Session U.S. Citizens will Require a Visa
> West Virginia University Seeks Assistant/Associate Professors
Save the Date - AADR Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, Thursday April 19

Given the 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/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Register Now
Online registration will be open until March 12 for the 41st AADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition, held in conjunction with the CADR Annual Meeting, taking place in Tampa, Florida, March 21-24. The AADR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition will provide attendees with a platform to network with colleagues while learning the latest research and technology in the field. If you do not register online before March 12 please visit one of the member services counters at the registration area in Tampa.

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.
NIH Launches New National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
In a move to re-engineer the process of translating scientific discoveries into new drugs, diagnostics and devices, NIH has established the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). Congress approved NCATS with the Fiscal Year 2012 spending bill and the President signed it into law.
NIH RFI on Diversity

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking feedback through a Request for Information.

The response date is March 12, 2012.

NIH Seeks Public Input on Defining Unmet Needs for Clinical Translation of Cell-Based Therapies

The Common Fund’s NIH Center for Regenerative Medicine seeks your input on persistent unmet needs that currently impede technical and scientific progress in translating advances in stem and progenitor cell-based technologies to the clinic, and where NIH investment and/or coordination can help in overcoming these impediments.

Funding Opportunities - 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.
Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (S10)
The Shared Instrument Grant (SIG) program provides a cost-effective mechanism for groups of NIH-supported investigators to obtain commercially-available equipment that costs more than $100,000.
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.
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.

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.

Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

Applications are now being accepted for the fall 2012 session of the Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship program.

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.

ADA Issues a Call for Nominations
The American Association for Dental Research has issued a call for nominations for its Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Dental Research.
2012 Call for Applications: RWJ Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program
For the first time since its inception, the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program will fund one or more dentists. This year, four-year postdoctoral research awards will be offered to universities, schools of medicine and dentistry, and research institutions.  
AADR Member Quoted in The New York Times
AADR member Joel Berg, University of Washington School of Dentistry – Department of Pediatric Dentistry, is quoted in the March 6 issue of the The New York Times in an article entitled “Preschoolers in Surgery for a Mouthful of Cavities.”

Members of New Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee Announced Two AADR Members to Serve on Committee
More than 100 million Americans suffer from migraines, arthritis and other chronic pain conditions with an annual economic toll of nearly $600 billion in medical bills and lost productivity.
AADR Strides in Science

This month, AADR member James M. Rogér, D.D.S., M.S., was interviewed for the Strides in Science. This feature highlights an AADR member’s research and focuses on how AADR has been an integral part in his/her career. To nominate someone for this feature, send that person’s name to scienceadvocate@aadronline.org.  

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.
2nd Annual UCSF School of Dentistry Global Oral Health Symposium

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

Important IADR General Session Information

The IADR General Session & Exhibition will take place 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.           

West Virginia University Seeks Assistant/Associate Professors

The West Virginia University School of Dentistry seeks applications for four tenured or tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant/Associate Professor level.  

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