2012 Fall Focused
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.
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|AADR President Calls on Congress to Increase Funding for Dental Research|
Rena D’Souza (center) prepares to be called to testify.
March 29, before the House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services,
Education Appropriations and a packed audience, the American Association for
Dental Research (AADR) President Rena D'Souza (Baylor College of Dentistry -
Texas A&M Health Science Center, Dallas), recognizing the importance of
oral health, asked Congress to increase support to the National Institutes of Health
(NIH) and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).
|NIDCR Establishes National Dental Practice-Based Research Network|
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has awarded a
$66.8 million, seven-year grant that consolidates its dental practice-based
research network initiative into a unified nationally coordinated effort.
consolidated initiative, renamed The National Dental Practice-Based Research
Network (NDPBRN), is headquartered at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
(UAB) School of Dentistry. It serves as a national administrative hub that
leads and oversees six smaller regional research sites, or nodes. The nodes are
located in Rochester, NY; Gainesville, Fla.; Birmingham; Minneapolis; San
Antonio; and Portland, Ore. The NIDCR is part of the National Institutes of
|New Classification Criteria Released for Research on Sjögren's Syndrome|
An international team of researchers released new
classification criteria for the common autoimmune condition Sjögren's syndrome.
Classification criteria are the consensus opinion of a group of experts that
researchers use in clinical studies to confirm a previous diagnosis and/or
subclassify patients who have the same type of a given condition. The new guidelines
appear in the April issue of the journal Arthritis Care
|JDR April Issue Now Online|
April 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.
|AADR/CADR Hold Successful Annual Meeting|
41st Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for
Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 36th Annual Meeting of
the Canadian Association for Dental Research, took place in Tampa, Florida,
March 21-24. The meeting drew a total registration of 2,619 attendees. |
|Oral Health Public Service Advertising Campaign|
A major national public awareness advertising campaign about
oral health will start this summer. The Dental Trade Alliance Foundation,
joined with 36 groups in the dental community including AADR, to form the
Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives and partnered with The Ad Council
to produce this campaign.
|AREA Funding Opportunity (Parent R15)|
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. |
|Investigator Training for Financial Conflict of Interest|
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has
issued a final rule
in the Federal Register that amends the Public Health Service (PHS) regulations
on Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for which
PHS Funding is Sought (42 C.F.R. Part 50, Subpart F) and Responsible
Prospective Contractors (45 C.F.R. Part 94).
|Dental Reimbursement Program|
The U.S. 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
|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. This graduate
fellowship program of the National Academies—consisting of the National Academy
of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine and
National Research Council—is an early career educational and training
|ADA Issues a Call for Nominations|
American Dental Association has issued a call for nominations for its Gold
Medal Award for Excellence in Dental Research. The award honors individuals who
through basic or clinical research contribute to the advancement of the
profession of dentistry or to major improvement in the oral health of the
|AADR Strides in Science|
This month, AADR member Raul
I. Garcia, D.M.D., 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|2011 Fall Focused Symposium – View Online|
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 Past President Jeffrey
Ebersole and was held in Washington, DC, November 3-4, 2011.
|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
|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 travel. You must have a passport that will be
valid for at least six months from the time of the visa application. |
|OHRP Conference – Building Bridges: Research Around the World|
Register now to attend the Office for Human Research
Protections (OHRP) Research Community Forum (RCF) entitled “Building Bridges:
Research Around the World,” co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh, on
June 22, 2012.
|Joel Berg Selected as Dean of the University of Washington School of Dentistry|
After a national search, AADR member Joel Berg has been selected as the next dean of the University of
Washington School of Dentistry.