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September 12, 2013

WHAT’S NEW

New Student Advocacy Award to be Made in March 2014
AADR is pleased announce a new award that will recognize a student for outstanding contributions in advocacy for oral health research. The Student Advocate of the Year Award will be made each spring and provide travel and accommodations for participation in the annual AADR Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. To view options for getting involved in AADR advocacy efforts visit www.aadronline.org/advocacy

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> AADR Election is Open
> Register to Attend the 6th AADR Fall Focused Symposium
> Call for Abstracts: 2014 AADR/CADR Annual Meeting
> NIH Funds Six Grants to Build Next Generational Dental Composite
> NIH Hosted Oral Health Disparities Seminar
> Keeping up With the Biomedical Research Workforce Initiative
> Check Out the JDR September Issue Online
> Recommend the JDR to Your Library
> JDR Hot Topics
> Call for Applications: AADR Awards and Fellowships
> 2014 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences
> HHMI Research Opportunities for Dental Students at U.S. Schools
> Strides in Science
> UCLA School of Dentistry Receives $5 million to study extracellular RNA in saliva
> New Research Finds Link between Fusobacterium Nucleatum and Colorectal Cancer
> Advanced EBD Workshop Offered by ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry
> Speaker Presentations from the 2013 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session Now Available
> Read AADR Government Affairs News as it Happens
> Career/Job Opportunities Available on the Online Career Center
> Read the Science Advocate on your mobile device!
> In Memoriam
AADR Election is Open

The AADR election is closing November 6, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Voting is a membership responsibility and empowers you to elect the AADR leadership and to help shape the organization’s future. As a Member or Retired Member of the AADR, you are entitled to vote annually for the AADR Vice-president and Publications Committee Member-at-Large. Members received an email on August 28, which included your secure ballot code and voting instructions.

Register to Attend the 6th AADR Fall Focused Symposium

Registration is open to attend 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. Find out more and contribute to the discussion at the 6th AADR Fall Focused Symposium.

Call for Abstracts: 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. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research. In addition, AADR is collecting meeting proposals for review for the Annual Meeting. The proposal submission deadline is September 13.

NIH Funds Six Grants to Build Next Generational Dental Composite

On September 5, the National Institutes of Health announced it will award $2.8 million this year for six research projects to pursue a longer-lasting dental composite. The six projects, each funded for five years, will allow a select group of scientists around the country to work independently toward the common goal of doubling the service life of dental composites. In the U.S., dentists currently place more than 122 million dental composites per year but they fail on average in less than eight years and must be replaced, often with another dental composite.

NIH Hosted Oral Health Disparities Seminar

On August 15, the National Institutes of Health hosted a seminar on oral health disparities. The event featured AADR member Peter Milgrom, director of the University of Washington’s Northwest Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities.

Keeping up With the Biomedical Research Workforce Initiative

In the August 30 entry of the NIH blog titled "Rock Talk," NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research Sally Rockey discusses the recommendations from the NIH Advisory Committee to the NIH Director on the Biomedical Research Workforce.

Check Out the JDR September 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 librarian.

JDR Hot Topics

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

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.

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.

HHMI Research Opportunities for Dental Students at U.S. Schools

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 is 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.

Strides in Science

Janet Guthmiller, D.D.S., Ph.D., is associate dean for academic affairs and professor in the Department of Periodontology at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. Currently, she is leading the dental school in a comprehensive review and revitalization of the D.D.S. curriculum.

UCLA School of Dentistry Receives $5 million to study extracellular RNA in saliva

The University of California – Los Angeles School of Dentistry, AADR Institutional Section Member, received $5 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health to study biological markers in saliva to attempt to develop a tool for detecting stomach cancer. Leading this five-year project is AADR Past President David Wong, a pioneer in the field of salivary diagnostics, the dentistry school's associate dean of research, and the Felix and Mildred Yip Endowed Professor in Dentistry.

New Research Finds Link between Fusobacterium Nucleatum and Colorectal Cancer

Fusobacterium nucleatum (Fn) has been associated with colorectal cancer (CRC), but causality and underlying mechanisms remain to be established. In a new study, AADR member Yiping Han, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and collaborators demonstrate that Fn adheres to, invades and induces oncogenic and inflammatory responses to stimulate growth of CRC cells through its unique FadA adhesin.

Advanced EBD Workshop Offered by ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry

The Advanced EBD Workshop:  Assessing the Quality of Evidence will take place on October 21-25, 2013, at ADA headquarters in Chicago. It is recommended for all dental professionals interested in evidence-based practice. 

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.

Read AADR Government Affairs News as it Happens

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

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.

In Memoriam

AADR is sad to learn of the passing of Anne D. Haffajee on Friday, August 16, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Haffajee contributed so much to our understanding of periodontal diseases. 

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