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October 11, 2012

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> Register today for the 5th AADR Fall Focused Symposium on Translational Genetics
> Make Plans to Attend the IADR/AADR/CADR General & Exhibition
> Save the Date: April 19, 2013, AADR Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill
> IADR and AADR Elections
> Call for Papers in Special Issue in JDR on Clinical Research!
> JDR October Issue Now Online
> JDR Hot Topics
> Enhancing Oral Health via Sense of Coherence: a Cluster Randomized Trial
> NIH Medical Research Scholars ProgramóDental Students Highlight Their Experiences in the Program
> NIH-Sponsored Workshop Calls for More Detailed Reporting in Animal Studies
> Ask the Candidates
> Congressional Research Service: 2.1 Million Jobs at Stake
> NIH 2012 Research Festival Begins
> NIH Loan Repayment Programs
> NIDCR Funding Opportunity: Imaging Diagnostics of Dental Diseases and Conditions
> Funding Opportunity: The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science Research Award
> Funding Opportunities Available through IADR/AADR Awards
> Forsyth Sigmund Socransky Memorial Symposium
> 2012 Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities
> MCID Conference 2012
> 3rd Annual UCSF School of Dentistry Global Oral Health Symposium
> Symposium to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the University at Buffalo Oral Biology Graduate Program
> Read the Science Advocate on your mobile device!
Register today for the 5th AADR Fall Focused Symposium on Translational Genetics

If you’re looking to attend a quality, specialized scientific meeting before the end of this year, register to attend AADR’s 5th Fall Focused Symposium, themed “Translational Genetics - Advancing Fronts for Craniofacial Health.” This symposium will take place November 16 – 17, 2012, at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The meeting will be held at the University of Pittsburgh, O’Hara Hall Student Building (formerly the Concordia Club).

Make Plans to Attend the IADR/AADR/CADR General & Exhibition

Registration and hotel reservation will soon be available for the 91st IADR General Session & Exhibition, March 20-23, 2013, in Seattle, Washington, USA. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 37th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research. It is expected to attract nearly 5,000 participants.
Save the Date: April 19, 2013, AADR Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

The 2013 AADR Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill will take place April 17, 2013, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Your participation in the AADR 2013 Advocacy Day is necessary to demonstrate to Congress that, even during difficult economic conditions, oral health research and education must be federal priorities. Sustained dialogue with Congress has never been more necessary for the research community.

IADR and AADR Elections
The IADR and AADR elections are open until November 7, 2012. Members and Retired members are eligible to vote and you should have received a personalized voting URL’s via email on September 5 and 26. 
Call for Papers in Special Issue in JDR on Clinical Research!


Due to the incredibly enthusiastic response to the 2012 Journal of Dental Research clinical supplement, the JDR is excited to announce the publication of another supplement in 2013 encompassing all areas of clinical research in the dental, oral and craniofacial sciences. This peer-reviewed supplement will bring emerging contributions in translational science to clinical application for the oral healthcare community.

JDR October Issue Now Online
The October 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.
Enhancing Oral Health via Sense of Coherence: a Cluster Randomized Trial

On September 27, IADR/AADR published a study titled “Enhancing Oral Health via Sense of Coherence: a Cluster Randomized Trial.” This study by lead author Orawan Nammontri, University of Sheffield, UK, is published in the IADR/AADR Journal of Dental Research.

NIH Medical Research Scholars ProgramóDental Students Highlight Their Experiences in the Program

Left-Right: Rob vander Broek, Kelly Kimiko Leong, Kyle Holmberg, NIDCR Director Martha Somerman and Nic Snider.  

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) is a year-long research enrichment program designed to attract creative, research-oriented medical, dental and veterinary students to the NIH intramural campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Four dental students were accepted into the 2012-2013 MRSP: Kyle Holmberg, University of Minnesota; Kelly Kimiko Leong, Tufts University; Nic Snider, Boston University; and Rob Vander Broek, University of Michigan. These four students are future in this month’s Strides in Science. 
NIH-Sponsored Workshop Calls for More Detailed Reporting in Animal Studies
A workshop sponsored by NIH's National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has produced a set of consensus recommendations to improve the design and reporting of animal studies. By making animal studies easier to replicate and interpret, the workshop recommendations are expected to help funnel promising therapies to patients.
Ask the Candidates
As the 2012 election season heats up, it’s time to find out where congressional and presidential candidates stand on health research issues. AADR is working with Research!America on an award-winning voter education initiative titled Your CandidatesYour Health 2012. This initiative gets candidates on the record with their views on health research and displays their responses to a questionnaire on the Your Candidates-Your Health website.
Congressional Research Service: 2.1 Million Jobs at Stake
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has produced a report that draws on several analyses of the employment impact of scheduled across-the-board spending reductions. The CRS report provides data indicating that implementation of the cuts could result in a loss of 2.1 million jobs across the economy in 2013.
NIH 2012 Research Festival Begins

From October 9-12, NIH is featuring intramural research as part of its 2012 Research Festival. The first day of the week’s activities began with a plenary session that highlighted lifesaving discoveries realized over the 125 year history of the NIH and looked forward at current challenges and emerging threats. Congressman Andy Harris (R-Md.), one of 19 MDs in Congress, gave remarks on the need to clearly demonstrate the return on the taxpayer investment made in NIH and fielded questions from attendees.

NIH Loan Repayment Programs
The 2013 application cycle for the National Institutes of Health’s Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) is now open. The LRPs repay the outstanding student loans of researchers who are or will be conducting nonprofit biomedical or behavioral research. Opportunities are available in five research areas: clinical, pediatric, health disparities, contraception and infertility, and clinical research for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2012, 8 p.m. ET.
NIDCR Funding Opportunity: Imaging Diagnostics of Dental Diseases and Conditions

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

Funding Opportunity: The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science Research Award

The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science is now accepting applications for a nutrition science research award. The institute will award researchers or research teams affiliated with a university or research institution in order to carry out research on the links between nutrition and the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. The research topics of interest to the institute are those outlined in a recent publication on the "Prioritized Research Agenda for Prevention and Control of Non Communicable Diseases" developed by the World Health Organization.

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. For additional information or inquiries, please contact Sheri S. Herren, institutional liaison, grants and awards manager at sherren@aadronline.org.
Forsyth Sigmund Socransky Memorial Symposium
On September 18 -20, nearly 300 people joined friends and family of the late Dr. Sigmund Socransky at the Forsyth Institute’s memorial symposium in his honor.
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.

MCID Conference 2012

Register to attend the Minimum Clinically Important Difference (MCID) conference themed "Defining Outcome Metrics for Orthopaedic Devices." This event will take place November 27-28, 2012, at the FDA White Oak Campus in Silver Spring, 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.

Symposium to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the University at Buffalo Oral Biology Graduate Program
A special symposium on oral microbiome, immunity and chronic disease will be held June 12-14, 2013 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Graduate Program in Oral Biology at the University at Buffalo.
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