August 8, 2013
Deadline Approaching to Submit
Your Poster for the 6th AADR Fall Focused Symposium
Friday, August 23, 2013, 11:59 p.m.
PDT is the deadline to submit your poster
abstract for presentation
consideration at the 6th AADR Fall
Focused Symposium: Personalized 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 Symposium.
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
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|NIDCR Seeks Your Input on Next Strategic Plan|
The National Institute of
Dental and Craniofacial Research is continuing on in the process of developing
its next strategic plan, which will cover 2014-19.
|National Advisory Dental & Craniofacial Research Council Meeting, September 9, 2013|
204th session of the National Advisory Dental and Craniofacial
Research Council (NADCRC) will be held on Monday, September 9, 2013 on the NIH
main campus in Building 31C, 6th Floor, Conference Room 10, Bethesda,
|2014 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences|
The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) is accepting nominations for the 2014 Lurie Prize in the Biomedical Sciences. This is an annual award that recognizes outstanding achievements by a young scientist in biomedical research. The deadline for nominations is October 1, 2013, 1 p.m. EDT.
|NIH Commits $24 Million Annually for Big Data Centers of Excellence|
The National Institutes of
Health will fund up to $24 million per year for four years to establish six to
eight investigator-initiated Big Data to Knowledge Centers of Excellence.
|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.
|Congress Preparing for August Recess Constituent Outreach Activities|
Now through September 6,
members of Congress and many of their staffers are working from home – in a
sense. The month-long congressional recess, or District Work Period as some
prefer, gives members of Congress a prolonged opportunity to engage their
constituents. Many take the opportunity to hold town-hall forums, visit federally
supported-project sites (i.e. research facilities) and attend community events.
|Be Part of AADR’s 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.
|New Research Suggests that Gingival Stem Cells Can be Used in Tissue Regeneration|
The International and American Associations for Dental
(IADR/AADR) recently published a paper titled “Gingivae Contain Neural-crest-
and Mesoderm-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells.”
|Check Out the JDR August 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.
|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
|Call for Nominations – Tomorrow is the Deadline|
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 tomorrow,
|Nominations for IADR Vice President – Tomorrow is the Deadline|
is accepting nominations for IADR Vice President, any IADR member may nominate
individuals. Names of potential candidates must be received by tomorrow, August
|August 16 – Deadline to Submit Nominations for Committee Appointments|
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
|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.
|Strides in Science|
Mark Mooney, M.S., Ph.D., is professor and chair of the
Department of Oral Biology and holds joint appointments in the Departments of,
Anthropology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Orthodontics, and
Communication and Speech Disorders in the Schools of Dental Medicine and
Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received
his M.S. in biological psychology at Western Illinois University in Macomb,
Illinois, and his Ph.D. in physical anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh.
|University at Buffalo Receives $1.2 Million Training Grant|
Department of Oral Biology in the University at Buffalo, New York, School of
Dental Medicine has been awarded a $1.2 million NIH Training Grant.
|Sharon Gordon Named the Associate Dean of Research at the ECU School of Dental Medicine|
Past AADR Board Member Sharon M. Gordon
has been named associate dean for research and chair of foundational sciences
at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine. Gordon is the first
person to hold this position.
|CDC Announces New Director for the Division of Oral Health|
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that effective
October 6, 2013, Katherine A. Weno will join the National Center for Chronic
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, as director, Division of Oral Health.
|Save the Date: 2014 AADR/CADR Annual Meeting|
Abstracts are being accepted for presentation consideration at 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.
|Read AADR Government Affairs News as it Happens|
AADR has made it convenient
for you to read the latest advocacy news in one place. Visit the AADR
Government Affairs blog to read Capitol Hill updates, advocacy news, funding
announcements and more.
|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!|
AADR’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.
The Science Advocate is a monthly e-newsletter for AADR members. If you
have items you would like to include, please forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 26 for the September issue. Click here to
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