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July 11, 2013

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Submit Your Poster for the 6th AADR Fall Focused Symposium

Abstracts may now be submitted for presentation consideration at the 6th AADR Fall Focused Symposium, “Individualized Oral Health Care: Concept Design to Clinical Practice.” Personalized medicine promises to revolutionize healthcare with better diagnoses, earlier interventions, targeted drug therapies and more efficient drug development. What does all of this mean for oral health care? Find out at the 6th AADR Fall Focused Symposim.

Taking place October 24 – 25, 2013, the University of Michigan North Campus in the East Room of Pierpont Commons will serve as the venue for this meeting. In addition to submitting an abstract, you’re encouraged to register now to attend this meeting because space is limited.  Please visit www.aadronline.org/ffs2013 for complete information, and to register or submit your abstract.

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In This Issue

> Five Minutes for the AADR Advocate in Your State Initiative
> Share Your Story on Impacts of Sequestration
> Senate Subcommittee Pushes $31B for NIH in FY14
> IOM Reports on Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program
> IADR/AADR Journal of Dental Research Increases its Scientific Impact Factor
> Check Out the JDR July Issue Online
> Recommend the JDR to Your Library
> JDR Hot Topics
> Call for Nominations
> Nominations for IADR Vice President
> Can You Serve on a Committee?
> Do You Want to See Your Research Photos in IADR/AADR Communications?
> IADR/AADR Members Featured in The Wall Street Journal Article
> Call for Applications: AADR Awards and Fellowships
> Request for Applications: FaceBase 2
> AHRQ FOA: Researcher Training and Workforce Development in Methods and Standards for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Studies
> Request for Applications: Clinical Research in Regenerative Endodontics
> ADA Accepting Applications for the John W. Stanford New Investigator Award
> Webinar: Health Care Innovation Awards Round Two - Application Road Map
> Strides in Science
> AADR Member Ophir Klein to Lead UCSF Center for Craniofacial Anomalies and Craniofacial Clinic
> AADR Institutional Section Member Holds Awards Ceremony Recognizes Dental Researcher
> Read AADR Government Affairs News as it Happens
> Save the Date: 2014 AADR/CADR Annual Meeting
> Speaker Presentations from the 2013 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session Now Available
> Career/Job Opportunities Available on the Online Career Center
> Read the Science Advocate on your mobile device!
Five Minutes for the AADR Advocate in Your State Initiative

According to the 2012 AADR membership survey, three out of four AADR members believe that advocacy is necessary for research. Help us to personalize the case for sustained federal investments in research and join AADR’s advocacy efforts at the grassroots level by participating in Advocate in Your State, taking place the entire month of August. 

Share Your Story on Impacts of Sequestration
This fall may be the last real opportunity that advocates and ultimately lawmakers have to replace the budget sequester with a balanced alternative. After Labor Day, Congress will return to D.C. faced with both the impending start of a new fiscal year and the need for the debt limit to be increased.
Senate Subcommittee Pushes $31B for NIH in FY14

On July 9, the Senate Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations approved a FY14 spending bill that includes $30.955 billion for the National Institutes of Health. The figure would put the NIH budget 1% above its pre-sequester (FY12) level. Despite this encouraging step, NIH and most of the other discretionary items in the federal budget will be under considerable threat during the remainder of the FY14 appropriations process.

IOM Reports on Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program

Last month, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report — requested by NIH at the urging of Congress — on the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program.

IADR/AADR Journal of Dental Research Increases its Scientific Impact Factor
On June 19, IADR and AADR announced that the Journal of Dental Research increased its Two-Year Scientific Impact Factor (SIF) from 3.486 to 3.826, which also increased its ranking to #2 among 82 journals published in the “Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine” category. At 0.02325 the JDR continues to hold the highest Eigenfactor Score of journals published in that category and ranks #1 in Article Influence. 
Check Out the JDR July Issue Online

Learn about the latest research that is published in the online Journal of Dental Research by reading this month’s issue and OnlineFirst (commonly known as “publish ahead of print,” by which forthcoming articles are published online before they are scheduled to appear in print). 

Recommend the JDR to Your Library

SAGE, the publisher of the JDR, has introduced an online recommendation form to make it easier for you to recommend a JDR subscription to your institutional librarian. 

JDR Hot Topics

Visit the JDR website to view the Most Read and Most Cited JDR articles.

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 2, 2013.
Nominations for IADR Vice President
IADR is accepting nominations for IADR Vice President, any IADR member may nominate individuals. Names of potential candidates must be received by August 2, 2013. 
Can You Serve on a Committee?

Committees are the backbone of the IADR and AADR, and each year the Associations seek a wide variety of volunteers, representing as many geographic areas and scientific disciplines as possible, to fill committee vacancies. 

Do You Want to See Your Research Photos in IADR/AADR Communications?

IADR and AADR are encouraging members to submit photos of researchers working in their labs, clinics or in the field for consideration in upcoming IADR and AADR marketing and communications pieces. 

IADR/AADR Members Featured in The Wall Street Journal Article
On July 2, The Wall Street Journal ran an article titled “To Avoid Root Canals, Teeth That Replace Themselves: Stem-Cell Research Makes Progress in Quest to Avoid the Dreaded Drill.” The article quotes AADR Immediate Past President Rena D’Souza, IADR member and Past JDR Editor Anthony (Tony) Smith and IADR member and 2011 IADR Young Investigator Awardee Alastair Sloan
Call for Applications: AADR Awards and Fellowships
AADR is now accepting applications for the 2014 awards and fellowships. Through numerous sponsorships and donations, the Association is able to administer several awards and fellowships each year. 
Request for Applications: FaceBase 2

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research is accepting for applications for FaceBase 2. August 22, 2013, is the application deadline.

AHRQ FOA: Researcher Training and Workforce Development in Methods and Standards for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Studies

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) titled "Researcher Training and Workforce Development in Methods and Standards for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Studies." This FOA invites applications for grants to develop, implement, and evaluate an education program for researchers on methodologies and methodological standards used to conduct comparative clinical effectiveness and/or patient-centered outcomes research (CER/PCOR).

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. 

ADA Accepting Applications for the John W. Stanford New Investigator Award

September 30, 2013, is the deadline to apply for the American Dental Association’s (ADA) John W. Stanford New Investigator Award. The award highlights the crucial role dental standards play in assuring patient health and safety and the efficacy of dental products.

Webinar: Health Care Innovation Awards Round Two - Application Road Map

The Health Care Innovation Awards Round Two is an initiative in which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center will invest up to $1 billion for awards and evaluation of projects from across the country that test new payment and service delivery models that will deliver better care and lower costs for Medicare, Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program enrollees. 

Strides in Science

Gerard Kugel, D.M.D., M.S., Ph.D., is the associate dean for research, and professor of prosthodontics and operative dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He has been part of the dental faculty since 1986. Kugel earned his B.S. from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey;  his Ph.D. from the University of Siena, Italy; and his M.S. and D.M.D. from Tufts University.

AADR Member Ophir Klein to Lead UCSF Center for Craniofacial Anomalies and Craniofacial Clinic

Last month, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry announced the appointment of AADR member Ophir Klein as chair of the Division of Craniofacial Anomalies, and director of the Center for Craniofacial Anomalies and Craniofacial Clinic, effective July 1, 2013.


AADR Institutional Section Member Holds Awards Ceremony Recognizes Dental Researcher

Pictured left to right: Charles Goodacre, then dean, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry; Richard Hart, president and CEO, Loma Linda University; Mahmoud Torabinejad, professor and program director, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry; and Ronald Carter, provost, Loma Linda University.

During its May 26, 2013, commencement ceremonies, AADR Institutional Section Member Loma Linda University (LLU) honored 13 people for their exemplary service, contribution, and accomplishments that reflect well on the institution. 

Read AADR Government Affairs News as it Happens

AADR has made it convenient for you to read the latest advocacy news in one place. 

Save the Date: 2014 AADR/CADR Annual Meeting

Make plans to attend the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the AADR, March 19-22, 2014, in Charlotte, North Carolina. 
Speaker Presentations from the 2013 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session Now Available

Select recordings from the 2013 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition are now available for purchase in the IADR Knowledge Community. For one price you gain access to all of the recordings. 

Career/Job Opportunities Available on the Online Career Center

If you're searching for your next employment opportunity or have one to share with your fellow IADR and AADR members, use the IADR/AADR Online Career Center as your resource.

Read the Science Advocate on your mobile device!

IADR’s Science Advocate can now be viewed on your mobile device! Don’t miss any of the latest dental and oral research news while traveling.

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