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April 26, 2012
2012 AADR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition Post-Meeting Issue
MOVING RESEARCH INTO ACTION


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> AADR/CADR Meeting Details
> Cutting-edge Science Presented at AADR/CADR Annual Meeting Receives Media Coverage
> Rena D’Souza Installed as President of the AADR
> 2012 Awards, Fellowships and Grants Recipients
> AADR National Student Research Group
> AADR 2011-2012 Board of Directors
> AADR Governance - Officers and Committees
> Council Highlights
> Call for Nominations
> 2013 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition – Save the Date
> Future Meetings
> In Memoriam
AADR/CADR Meeting Details

The 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, 2012.

The meeting drew a total registration of 2,619 delegates from 37 countries, who could choose from among 1,564 scientific presentations, including 379 orals, 1,107 posters and 33 poster discussions, four plenary sessions, five hand-on workshops, 18 symposia and 22 Lunch & Learning sessions. In addition, delegates had the opportunity to visit the exhibit hall, which housed 49 exhibit booths (28 commercial and 21 educational).

Cutting-edge Science Presented at AADR/CADR Annual Meeting Receives Media Coverage

In addition to the Distinguished Lecture Series, a number of presentations added considerable buzz to the meeting. Media outlets that covered science presented at the AADR/CADR Annual Meeting include the ADA News, Dental Health Imaging Hub, Dental Tribune, Dr. Bicuspid, MedScape and U.S. News & World Report. The following symposia and abstracts received media attention:

Rewarding Educational Research: the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning” featured abstracts presented by J.W. Killip, T. Dolan, C. Shuler and L. Johnson. This symposium assisted dental administrators, educators and members of appointment, promotion and tenure committees in understanding the role and potential of educational research and develop strategies to facilitate scholarly inquiry into student learning to advance the practice of teaching.

Periodontal Therapy Reduces Hospitalizations and Medical Care Costs in Diabetics,” was presented by M. Jeffcoat, J. Blum and F. Merkel. This abstract determined if periodontal treatment was associated with the number of hospitalizations and cost of medical care among diabetics with periodontal disease.

Challenges in Salivary Diagnostics” featured abstracts presented by M. Navazesh, E. Helmerhorst and D. Granger. During this symposium, the presenters discussed  the issues with saliva collection and storage, proteomic analyses, and the growing interest and availability of commercial tests for salivary biomarkers.

TMJ: Stem Cell Biology and Engineering toward Clinical Translation” featured abstracts presented by M. Embree, M. Detamore, A. Le and S. Kapila. This symposium provided a rare forum for multidisciplinary discussion of the biology, engineering and clinical translation of fundamental discoveries towards novel clinical therapy.

Building the Oral Health Care Workforce: Multipronged Research on Dental Therapy” was presented by N. Lopez, C. Blue, K. Self and P. Glassman. This symposium helped attendees understand opportunities for effective utilization of new workforce models in nontraditional settings within the oral health care community.

Rena D’Souza Installed as President of the AADR


Rena D’Souza
was installed as AADR’s 41st president at the closing ceremonies of the AADR Annual Meeting. There, she gave her inaugural address entitled “Shaping Our Future.” Read President D’Souza’s complete address in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Dental Research.

2012 Awards, Fellowships and Grants Recipients
IADR is able to support research initiatives and travel to the IADR General Session through numerous awards and fellowships.
AADR National Student Research Group


At the recent AADR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Tampa, Florida, the AADR National Student Research Group (NSRG) provided valuable opportunities for students to network with other researchers and learn more about IADR/AADR. Additionally, the AADR NSRG celebrated its 30th anniversary with themed programming and a welcome reception (sponsored by Aegis Communications).

AADR 2011-2012 Board of Directors

President
Rena D'Souza, Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas
rdsouza@bcd.tamhsc.edu

President-elect
Peter J. Polverini, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
neovas@umich.edu  

Vice President
Timothy DeRouen, University of Washington
derouen@u.washington.edu

Treasurer
Frank A. Scannapieco, University at Buffalo
fas1@buffalo.edu

Immediate Past President
Jeffrey L. Ebersole, University of Kentucky
jleber2@uky.edu

Members-at-Large
Mathilde C. Peters, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
mcpete@umich.edu

Mary P. Walker, University of Missouri-Kansas City
walkermp@umkc.edu

Ad Hoc Member-at-Large
Sharon M. Gordon, University of Maryland, Baltimore
sgordon@umaryland.edu  

Student Representative
Angela Gullard, University of Alabama at Birmingham
agullard@uab.edu

JDR Editor-in-Chief
William Giannobile, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
wgiannob@umich.edu

Executive Director
Christopher H. Fox, American Association for Dental Research
cfox@aadronline.org

AADR Governance - Officers and Committees
2012-13 AADR Section Officers
2012-13 AADR Committees
Council Highlights

Council approved the following slate of nominees to stand for election as AADR Vice President (2013-2014):

  • Sharon M. Gordon, D.D.S., M.P.H., Ph.D. – University of Maryland
  • Paul Krebsbach, D.D.S., Ph.D. – University of Michigan
  • Phillip Marucha, D.M.D., Ph.D. – University of Illinois, Chicago

Council approved the following slate of nominees to stand for election as AADR Treasurer (2013-2016):

  • Jason Griggs, Ph.D. – University of Mississippi
  • Judith Jones, D.D.S., M.P.H., D.Sc.D. – Boston University
  • Pamela Yelick, Ph.D. – Tufts University

Council approved the following slate of nominees to stand for election as AADR Representative to the IADR/AADR Joint Publications Committee (2013-2016):

  • Donald Demuth, Ph.D. – University of Louisville
  • Jessica Lee, M.P.H., D.D.S., Ph.D. – University of North Carolina

Council elected Mary P. Walker (University of Missouri—Kansas City) as the 2012-2015 Member-at-Large.

Council voted to change the name of the Distinguished Mentoring Award to the Irwin D. Mandel Distinguished Mentoring Award to honor Dr. Mandel.

As part of the AADR Board Governance review, the Council approved Bylaw changes removing current Board members from all standing committees as defined in the Bylaws. The AADR Board will now be on only high -impact and governance committees.

Council approved a Constitutional amendment for a 2012 membership vote expanding the number of Member-at-Large positions from two to three.

Council approved the 2012-2013 AADR Committee Appointments as presented by President-elect Rena D’Souza.

Council approved the North American Region Constitution and Bylaws.

Council approved the 2010 Independent Auditors’ Report.

Council approved the 2013 AADR Budget.

Call for Nominations

Any AADR member may nominate individuals for AADR Vice President or AADR Representative to the IADR/AADR Publications Committee. Names of potential candidates must be received by August 3, 2012.

Please complete a form for each nomination:

AADR Vice President
http://www.iadr.org/i4a/forms/form.cfm?id=25

AADR Representative to the IADR/AADR Publications Committee
http://www.iadr.org/i4a/forms/form.cfm?id=26

Both of the online submission forms should include the submitter’s name, candidate’s name, a short biographical sketch and supporting letter. (Please note that a full curriculum vitae is not necessary.) If you provide an email address with your submission, you will receive a confirmation. All candidates will be forwarded to the AADR Nominating Committee Chair Edward Shillitoe, for further review.

Any questions regarding the online submission form or the nomination process can be directed to Pooja Rajbhandari, membership benefits coordinator.

2013 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition – Save the Date


The 42rd Annual Meeting of the AADR will be held in conjunction with the 91st General Session & Exhibition of the IADR and 37th Annual Meeting of the CADR, will take place March 20 – 23, 2013, at the Washington State Convention Center, located in the heart of downtown Seattle. Seattle is a unique and innovative city that offers the best of both worlds abundant with an urban downtown area complete with great restaurants, shopping, and museums while still maintaining a strong connection to nature. Come see what it has to offer! Visit www.iadr.org/iags in August for more information about this important scientific meeting.

Future Meetings

2012
5th Fall Focused Symposium:
“Translational Genetics – Advancing Fronts for Craniofacial Health”
Pittsburgh, Pa.
November 16-17

2013
42nd Annual Meeting of the AADR
91st General Session & Exhibition of the IADR
37th Annual Meeting of the CADR
Seattle, Wash.
March 20-23

2014
43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the AADR
38th Annual Meeting of the CADR
Charlotte, N.C.
March 19-22

2015
44th Annual Meeting of the AADR
93rd General Session & Exhibition of the IADR
39th Annual Meeting of the CADR
Boston, Mass.
March 11-14

In Memoriam
In memory of AADR Members who passed October 2010 – February 2012
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