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October 10, 2013

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Today is the Abstract Submission Deadline for the AADR/CADR Annual Meeting
Today is the extended deadline to submit your abstract 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. Please read the call for abstracts prior to submitting your abstract.

When submitting your abstract, please make sure to select any award or fellowship for which you may be eligible. Awards and fellowships can help fund your travel as well as your research. For a full list, visit the AADR awards and fellowships Web page prior to submission to determine which awards and fellowships you want to select.

Visit www.aadronline.org/aaam for more information, and to submit your abstract today or book your hotel.

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> Register to Attend the 6th AADR Fall Focused Symposium
> Vote in the AADR Election
> Government Shutdown Extends to Second Week
> AADR Government Affairs Committee to Meet October 22, 2013
> NIDCR 2014-2019 Strategic Plan Input from AADR
> AADR Member’s Research Featured in NIH Director’s Blog
> Researchers Find Potential Link Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s
> Functional Salivary Gland Regeneration by Transplantation of a Bioengineered Organ Germ
> Researchers Find That Drinking Fluoridated Water Gives no Additional Risks for Hip Fractures
> Check Out the JDR October Issue Online
> Recommend the JDR to Your Library
> JDR Hot Topics
> AADR Awards
> ADEA, AADR and Colgate-Palmolive Company Establish Scholarship to Pay Tribute to the Late Dr. Dominick “Dom” DePaola
> ADAF Lab Renamed To Honor Anthony Volpe
> 2013 David E. Barmes Global Health Lecture Cancelled
> Join the NIH for the “Transforming Diversity in Research Training” Interactive Sessions
> Event: Science and Dentistry in Action: Leading the Way Towards Better Health
> AADR Buffalo Section Lunch and Learn Seminar Series: Bridging the Clinical and Basic Sciences
> The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program
> HHMI Research Opportunities for Dental Students at U.S. Schools
> Strides in Science
> Oral Health America Launches Landmark Site for Older Adults
> AADR Member Receives AAP Clinical Research Award
> Read the Science Advocate on Your Mobile Device!
Register to Attend the 6th AADR Fall Focused Symposium
Register today 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.
Vote in the AADR Election
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.
Government Shutdown Extends to Second Week

Due to the inability of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to come to an agreement on the FY2014 budget, which runs October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014, the U.S. Government has been shutdown since October 1.  The government shutdown has been catastrophic to many sectors of the American economy including the medical research community.

AADR Government Affairs Committee to Meet October 22, 2013

The AADR Government Affairs Committee has been following the shutdown developments closely and will be convening on October 22 for both a strategy meeting and a series of Hill visits with elected representatives.

NIDCR 2014-2019 Strategic Plan Input from AADR

Recently, AADR submitted comments to the NIDCR 2014-2019 Strategic Plan.

AADR Member’s Research Featured in NIH Director’s Blog
Research by AADR member David Mooney was featured in NIH Director Francis Collins' blog entry titled “Personalized Cancer Vaccine Enters Human Trials.” This blog entry features NIDCR-funded work.
Researchers Find Potential Link Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s
Oral bacteria from poor dental hygiene have been linked to brain tissue degeneration, according to new evidence from an international team of researchers. AADR member Lakshmyya Kesavalu, an associate professor in the University of Florida College of Dentistry, and researchers from the University of Central Lancashire and The Blizzard Institute in the United Kingdom examined samples from the brains of patients with and without dementia.
Functional Salivary Gland Regeneration by Transplantation of a Bioengineered Organ Germ

IADR member and 2013 IADR/AADR distinguished lecturer Takashi Tsuji and his team of researchers have published a study that provides a proof-of-concept for bioengineered salivary gland regeneration as a potential treatment of xerostomia.

Researchers Find That Drinking Fluoridated Water Gives no Additional Risks for Hip Fractures
On October 1, IADR/AADR published a paper titled “Estimated Drinking Water Fluoride Exposure and Risk of Hip Fracture: A Cohort Study.” In this study a team of researchers, led by Peggy Näsman, Karolinska Institute, Department of Dental Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden, investigated possible adverse health effects on bone tissue from drinking fluoridated water. 
Check Out the JDR October 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 an online recommendation form to make it easier for you to recommend a JDR subscription to your institutional librarian.
JDR Hot Topics
Are you interested in learning what JDR articles are read and cited the most? 
AADR Awards

Through numerous sponsorships and donations, the AADR is able to fund and administer several awards and fellowships.  

ADEA, AADR and Colgate-Palmolive Company Establish Scholarship to Pay Tribute to the Late Dr. Dominick “Dom” DePaola

With a generous commitment from the Colgate-Palmolive Company, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), in collaboration with the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), has established the ADEA/AADR/Colgate-Palmolive Co./Dr. Dominick P. DePaola Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute. The scholarship is in memory of Dominick DePaola, D.D.S., Ph.D., a leader in dental education, research, patient care, and academic administration for nearly four decades.

ADAF Lab Renamed To Honor Anthony Volpe

The ADA Foundation (ADAF), the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Colgate-Palmolive Company have announced a joint initiative to enhance the ADAF's existing dental research laboratory in Gaithersburg, Md., and to support and encourage promising young researchers.

2013 David E. Barmes Global Health Lecture Cancelled

Due to the government shutdown, the October 7 David E. Barmes lecture was canceled. 

Join the NIH for the “Transforming Diversity in Research Training” Interactive Sessions

The NIH Common Fund’s “Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce” program seeks innovative and transformative approaches to student engagement, training and mentoring. The overarching goal of the program is to recruit the best and brightest minds from all sectors of the population into biomedical research careers and foster their development into independent scientists.

Event: Science and Dentistry in Action: Leading the Way Towards Better Health
On November 14-15, 2013, in Bethesda, Maryland, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, the Delta Dental Plans Association and the Institute for Oral Health are joining forces to bring together top researchers and clinicians for a day of interactive learning and stimulating discussion of current areas of dental science and practice. Be there to learn, share your thoughts, and take home knowledge of how new and exciting developments in science and technology are improving oral health. Be part of a unique effort to put science into action for better oral health!
AADR Buffalo Section Lunch and Learn Seminar Series: Bridging the Clinical and Basic Sciences
The Buffalo Section of the AADR is sponsoring a lunch and learn seminar series at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (SDM). Members of the Buffalo Section of the AADR Student Research Group are also actively involved. 
The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program
The Greenwall Foundation’s Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research. Each year three Greenwall Faculty Scholars are selected to receive 50 percent salary support for three years to enable them to develop their research program. The Program supports research that goes beyond current work in bioethics to help resolve pressing ethical issues in clinical care, biomedical research and public policy.
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. 
Strides in Science

Roger Johnson, D.D.S., Ph.D., is professor, periodontics and preventive sciences, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson. He has previously served on the faculty of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry, Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

Oral Health America Launches Landmark Site for Older Adults

On Oct. 8, Oral Health America (OHA) launched toothwisdom.org, a first-of-its-kind website focusing on older adults and oral health. The site connects older adults and their caregivers to local care and education about the oral health issues they face, the importance of continuing prevention as we age, and the overall impact of oral health on overall health. 

AADR Member Receives AAP Clinical Research Award
On September 29, AADR member Paul Eke et al received the American Academy of Periodontology’s (AAP) critical research award for the JDR-published paper titled “Prevalence of Periodontitis in Adults in the United States: 2009 and 2010." This award, sponsored by Quintessence Publishing, recognizes a recent outstanding scientific published article with direct clinical relevance in periodontics.
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