September 12, 2013
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|
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|
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
|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
|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
|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
|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|
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
|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
|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
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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.
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