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July 12, 2012 MOVING RESEARCH INTO ACTION

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> AADR Joins Nearly 3,000 Organizations in Urging Action on Budget
> Read the IADR/AADR Clinical Supplement to the Journal of Dental Research
> JDR July Issue Now Online
> JDR Hot Topics
> Supreme Court Affirms Affordable Health Care Act
> FDA Approves First OTC Home-use Rapid HIV Test
> OMB and OSTP Set FY14 S&T Priorities
> NIH Launches Impact of NIH Research Website
> Senate Subcommittee Advances Funding for NIH
> NIH and NIDCR-Funded Research Featured in San Francisco Chronicle
> NIDCR Wants to Hear From You
> NIDCR Funding Opportunity: Imaging Diagnostics of Dental Diseases and Conditions
> USPSTF Seeks Comments on Draft Research Plan on the Prevention of Dental Caries in Preschoolers
> Interleukin Genetics Announces Strategic Partnership with Delta Dental Plan of Michigan
> Funding Opportunities Available through IADR/AADR Awards
> Young Investigators Initiative Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program
> Call for Proposals: Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards
> AADR Strides in Science
> AADR/CADR Annual Meeting Presentations Now Available
> 2012 Fall Focused Symposium
> Webinar: Evaluation Center for HIV and Oral Health
> 2012 Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities
> 3rd Annual UCSF School of Dentistry Global Oral Health Symposium
> In Memoriam
AADR Joins Nearly 3,000 Organizations in Urging Action on Budget
Nearly 3,000 organizations have joined in a letter to Congress urging a new path forward on the federal budget. The organizations are bound by their common interest in preventing further reductions to the non-defense discretionary (NDD) line-items in the federal budget.
Read the IADR/AADR Clinical Supplement to the Journal of Dental Research

Last month IADR/AADR announced the publication of a clinical supplement to the Journal of Dental Research. This peer-reviewed supplement encompasses all areas of clinical research in the dental, oral and craniofacial sciences, and strives to bring emerging contributions in discovery and translational science to clinical application for the healthcare community.

JDR July Issue Now Online
The July 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.
Supreme Court Affirms Affordable Health Care Act

June 28, in a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA). The landmark ruling came as a bit of a surprise to observers of the high court and Capitol Hill, as oral arguments held earlier in the year seemed to indicate a majority discomfort with the idea that the law’s individual mandate, which compels all Americans to possess health insurance or face penalties, is permissible under the Commerce Clause of the U.S.

FDA Approves First OTC Home-use Rapid HIV Test

On July 3, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, the first over-the-counter home-use rapid HIV test kit to detect the presence of antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and type 2 (HIV-2). The OraQuick In-Home HIV Test is designed to allow individuals to collect an oral fluid sample by swabbing the upper and lower gums inside of their mouths, then place that sample into a developer vial, and obtain test results within 20 to 40 minutes.

OMB and OSTP Set FY14 S&T Priorities

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) have joined to issue science and technology priorities for Fiscal Year 2014. FY 2014 is a bit out of sight and mind for most research advocates given the upcoming election and looming budget cuts for the FY13 budget, but the OMB/OSTP document provides a useful guide to how the beginning of a second Obama term would look for the research and development community.

NIH Launches Impact of NIH Research Website

NIH has launched a website designed to capture the impact of its funded research. The website is timely, as agencies will increasingly need to demonstrate their utility as Congress and the White House continue efforts to develop a long-term deficit reduction package.

Senate Subcommittee Advances Funding for NIH

On June 12, the Senate Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education advanced a Fiscal Year 2013 spending bill that would provide NIH a 0.33% or $100 million increase over the FY12 level. The Senate figure is also $100 million higher than President Obama’s NIH budget recommendation for FY13.

NIH and NIDCR-Funded Research Featured in San Francisco Chronicle

NIH and NIDCR-funded research is featured in the July 5 edition of the San Francisco Chronicle in an article titled “100 trillion good bacteria call human body home.”

NIDCR Wants to Hear From You
NIDCR is preparing to select topical themes for development into Fiscal Year 2014 research initiatives. Input is requested from individuals/organizations and is due by Friday August 10.
NIDCR Funding Opportunity: Imaging Diagnostics of Dental Diseases and Conditions

The NIDCR has announced two funding opportunities titled "Imaging Diagnostics of Dental Diseases and Conditions" (announcement numbers PA-12-193 and PA-12-195).

USPSTF Seeks Comments on Draft Research Plan on the Prevention of Dental Caries in Preschoolers

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) topic group for stakeholders (TOPS) is seeking input on a draft research plan to prevent dental caries, or tooth decay, in preschool children. August 7 is the deadline to submit your comments  to USPSTF.

Interleukin Genetics Announces Strategic Partnership with Delta Dental Plan of Michigan
Interleukin Genetics, Inc which is pioneering the use of genetic testing for the prevention and improved management of certain chronic conditions, has announced a strategic partnership with Delta Dental Plan of Michigan.
Funding Opportunities Available through IADR/AADR Awards
IADR and AADR are accepting applications for the 2013 IADR/AADR awards and fellowships. Through numerous sponsorships and donations, the Associations are able to fund and administer several awards and fellowships.
Young Investigators Initiative Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program
July 15, 2012 is the deadline to apply for the Young Investigators Initiative Grant Mentoring Program. The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) and Bone and Joint Decade Canada are dedicated to raising public awareness and increasing research of musculoskeletal diseases.
Call for Proposals: Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards
The National Coordinating Center for PHSSR and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have issued a call for proposals for the Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR): Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards. PHSSR is a multidisciplinary field of study that examines the organization, financing, delivery and quality of public health services within communities and the resulting impact on population health.
AADR Strides in Science

Linda C. Niessen, D.M.D., M.P.H., M.P.P., is featured in this month’s AADR Strides in Science. Read more to learn about her research accomplishments and how AADR has been instrumental in her career success. To nominate someone, send an email to scienceadvocate@aadronline.org.

AADR/CADR Annual Meeting Presentations Now Available
If you missed the AADR/CADR Annual Meeting in March you still have the opportunity to view select presentations from the meeting. Recordings of selected symposia and the Distinguished Lecture Series presentations from the 2012 AADR/CADR Annual Meeting are available for purchase. For one price you gain access to all of the sessions listed below. At the conclusion of each session you may choose to take a brief quiz and receive ADA CERP credit.
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.

Webinar: Evaluation Center for HIV and Oral Health
On July 30, from 1:30 – 3 p.m. EDT, the Evaluation Center for HIV and Oral Health (ECHO), located at Boston University School of Public Health, is inviting oral health and public health researchers to participate in a webinar on the Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) HIV & Oral Health Initiative Multi-Site Data set.
2012 Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities

Save the date for the 2012 Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities, themed "Building a Healthier Society: Integrating Science, Policy and Practice, taking place on October 31-November 3, 2012, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

3rd Annual UCSF School of Dentistry Global Oral Health Symposium
Save the date for the 3rd Annual University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry Global Oral Health Symposium, May 13-14, 2013. The program has been expanded to include a ½ day workshop on May 14.  Details on the theme and agenda will be available in the coming months, as well as registration instructions.
In Memoriam

It is with deep sadness to announce that AADR member Gerald Charbeneau passed away on July 2 at the age of 86 years old. Dr. Charbeneau chaired the University of Michigan School of Dentistry’s Department of Operative Dentistry from 1969 to 1986. During his nearly four decade teaching career at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Dr. Charbeneau developed standards and criteria for evaluating dental materials and procedures, particularly in regard to pit and fissure sealants, dental amalgam and a variety of other restorative materials.


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