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February 14, 2013

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Register to Attend the April 17, 2013 AADR/ADEA Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

The 2013 AADR/ADEA Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill will take place April 17, 2013, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The program will begin in the Rayburn House Office Building Gold Room (#2168). Federal investments in biomedical research continue to be targeted for reduction despite the well demonstrated contribution to U.S. economic growth and individual health. During FY11, NIH funded just 18% of proposals received—an all-time low. Despite this fact, $2.5 billion is scheduled to be removed from the NIH budget this fiscal year. The budget for NIH and other Federal research agencies are projected to worsen over the next decade unless Congress acts to change the course.

Your participation in the AADR/ADEA 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.

The program will include a morning key issues briefing with Members of Congress and staff from select Federal agencies, and an afternoon of individual meetings with Congressional offices. Registration is complimentary! To register, email your RSVP to AADR Director of Government Affairs Jonathan Nurse at jnurse@aadronline.org.

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> Register for the 2013 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session
> NEW! Inaugural IADR Annual Academy: Sponsored by the University of Washington with support of Philips Oral Healthcare
> JDR March Issue Now Online
> JDR Hot Topics
> Feedback on the Health Funding Day of Action
> Share Stories and Concerns with the Senate Budget Committee
> White House Accepting Applications for S&T Volunteer Program
> Call for Applications: Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program
> NIH Launches Blog on Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
> HHMI Research Opportunities for Dental Students at U.S. Schools –Tomorrow is the Last Day to Apply!
> NIH Summer Research Experience Programs (R25)
> Funding Opportunity: Imaging Diagnostics of Dental Diseases and Conditions
> Request for Applications Clinical Research in Regenerative Endodontics
> Forsyth Funding Opportunity for Postdocs
> Strides in Science
> 68th Anniversary of Community Water Fluoridation
> AARP the Magazine Features Researchers Who Have Made Advances in Science
> University of Michigan School of Dentistry Research Day
> Biomedical Innovation and Development 2013 Conference
> March 15, 2013 – Research Community Forum
> Developing Programs of Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences at the NIDCR
> NDPBRN Training at the IADR General Session
> Save the Date: Pulp Regeneration – Translational Opportunities
> 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
> In Memoriam
> Read the Science Advocate on your mobile device!
Register for the 2013 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session

Register to attend 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.
NEW! Inaugural IADR Annual Academy: Sponsored by the University of Washington with support of Philips Oral Healthcare
Taking place March 18, 2013, at the Seattle Convention Center, this symposium is targeted to individuals who have had exposure to basic principles of clinical research. Topics discussed are more advanced and/or specialized than those typically included in discussions of basic concepts of clinical research methods. This symposium will be presented by the Center for Global Oral Health, University of Washington, and sponsored by Philips Oral Healthcare. Click here to view the complete schedule and list of program lecturers.
JDR March Issue Now Online
The March 2013 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.
Feedback on the Health Funding Day of Action

On February 7, AADR members joined several other health associations in a Day of Action. AADR members sent 111 letters to Members of Congress during the event. One participant reported receiving a telephone call from the office of her Member of Congress within 24 hours of sending a letter on reductions to the NIH.

Share Stories and Concerns with the Senate Budget Committee
The Senate Budget Committee is soliciting input on the budget through their website at MyBudget. The webpage provides the public with the opportunity to share their stories in relation to the nation’s economy and budget. Visitors to the site can also tell the Committee about their budget priorities, as the FY2014 budget will be released by the Committee in April.
White House Accepting Applications for S&T Volunteer Program
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is currently accepting applications for its summer 2013 Student Volunteer Program. OSTP advises the President on the impact of science and technology on domestic and international affairs.
Call for Applications: Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program
The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program was established to increase the number of faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who can achieve senior rank in academic medicine and dentistry and who will encourage and foster the development of succeeding classes of such physicians and dentists.
NIH Launches Blog on Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

The NIH's Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) has launched The Connector, a new blog featuring OBSSR Director Robert M. Kaplan's commentary, Director Connection. Kaplan's blog will explore a broad range of topics such as mHealth, systems science, dissemination and implementation research and the NIH Toolbox.

HHMI Research Opportunities for Dental Students at U.S. Schools –Tomorrow is the Last Day to Apply!
In order to encourage more medical, dental and veterinary students to pursue academic and research careers, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) offers outstanding “year-out” and summer research training programs for students enrolled in schools in the U.S. HHMI and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research are interested in increasing the number of dental students applying for these programs. Women and under-represented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Students enrolled in D.M.D./Ph.D. programs are not eligible to apply.  
NIH Summer Research Experience Programs (R25)

The purpose of the NIH Summer Research Experience Program (referred to as the “Summer Research Program”) is to provide a high quality research experience for high school and college students and for science teachers during the summer academic break. 

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).

Request for Applications Clinical Research in Regenerative Endodontics

The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) and the AAE Foundation plan to award one or more grants to support clinical research to investigate regenerative endodontic treatment.  

Forsyth Funding Opportunity for Postdocs
Forsyth, a world leader in oral health research, has embarked on its second century by moving to a new research facility in Kendall Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Currently, Forsyth is seeking talented postdocs to join them in their mission of improving oral and overall health.
Strides in Science

John D. Bartlett, M.S., Ph.D., is a senior member of staff and chair of the department of mineralized tissue biology at The Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is also an associate professor in the department of developmental biology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.

68th Anniversary of Community Water Fluoridation
The week of January 20, 2013 marked the 68th anniversary of community water fluoridation. Grand Rapids, Mich., became the first city in the U.S. to adjust the fluoride levels in its water supply to lower tooth decay rates in children on Jan. 25, 1945.
AARP the Magazine Features Researchers Who Have Made Advances in Science
The December 2012/January 2013 issue of AARP the Magazine features NIH Director Francis Collins, 2012 AADR Distinguished Lecturer Anthony Atala and 2009 Distinguished Lecturer Elizabeth Blackburn in an article titled “The ‘Influentials’ Who Make Us Healthier.”
University of Michigan School of Dentistry Research Day

The University of Michigan School of Dentistry will hold its research day program on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

Biomedical Innovation and Development 2013 Conference

Registration is open for the Biomedical Innovation and Development (BioID) Conference, taking place February 21-22, 2013, in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a "how-to" course for clinicians, inventors, surgeons and other healthcare providers interested in learning essential steps in developing ideas for new and improved medical products and techniques.

March 15, 2013 – Research Community Forum

On March 15, 2013, the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) will be co-sponsoring a Research Community Forum (RCF) with Orlando Health entitled “Partners in Research: How Institutions, IRBs, and Researchers Can Collaborate More Effectively.”

Developing Programs of Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences at the NIDCR

The NIDCR meeting themed “Developing Programs of Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences at the NIDCR” will take place Thursday, March 21, 2013, at the IADR/AADR/CADR General Session, at the Washington State Convention Center.

NDPBRN Training at the IADR General Session
On Saturday, March 22, 2013, at the IADR General Session in Seattle, the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (NDPBRN) will host a meeting from 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. coordinated by the Western Region with support from Kaiser Permanente. The meeting is targeted toward practitioners but IADR researchers are invited, too.
Save the Date: Pulp Regeneration – Translational Opportunities
Save the date for the next IADR Pulp Biology & Regeneration Scientific Group symposium entitled “Pulp Regeneration – Translational Opportunities.”Teaser here
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.
In Memoriam

AADR is saddened to learn of the passing of long-standing member Racquel Z . LeGeros, New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. LeGeros served the NYU College of Dentistry with great distinction for more than 50 years. She was a pioneer in the field of calcium phosphate research in teeth and bones, calcification's impact on oral and systemic function, and calcium phosphate biomaterials for bone and soft tissue repair, replacement, and regeneration.

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