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June 12, 2014

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Submit Your Poster for the 7th AADR Fall Focused Symposium
AADR is accepting posters for presentation consideration at the 7th AADR Fall Focused Symposium: Research Translated into Practice. This meeting will precede the ADA 2014 – America’s Dental Meeting, October 7-8, 2014, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. This two-day symposium will allow you to view scientific posters, attend panel discussions and collaborate with colleagues.

Visit www.aadr.org/ffs2014 to submit your poster, book your hotel, view the schedule of events and to learn more information about this meeting as it becomes available.

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In This Issue

> AADR’s Member-Get-A-Member Campaign Ends June 30
> JDR Study: Preventive Services by Medical and Dental Providers and Treatment Outcomes
> Check Out the JDR June Issue Online
> JDR Hot Topics
> Senate Proposes Increased Funding for NIH and NIDCR
> National Science Foundation: Funding Update
> Mind the Tap Campaign: Attacks on HHS Evaluation Tap Have Consequences
> June 30 – Last Day to Apply for the New ADA/AADR Evidence-Based Dentistry Faculty Award
> Strides in Science
> Federal Pain Research Database Launched
> FOA: Research on Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions
> New Funding Gives States and Innovators Tools and Flexibility to Implement Delivery System Reform
> 2014 Faculty Loan Repayment Program
> Young Investigators Initiative Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program
> Award Opportunity – The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists
> Large Pragmatic Studies to Evaluate Patient-Centered Outcomes – Fall 2014 Cycle
> PRIM&R's 2014 AER Conference Global Research Scholarship Program
> Innovations in the Prevention and Treatment of Early Childhood Caries
> University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Others Receive $9mil Grant to Promote Oral Health
> Researchers Find That Gum Disease can Lead to Heart Disease
> Kenneth B. Chance to Become Dean of the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine
> Mark Reynolds Appointed Dean of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry
> Clark Stanford Named Dean of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
> Read the Science Advocate on your mobile device!
AADR’s Member-Get-A-Member Campaign Ends June 30

On April 1, IADR/AADR launched a Member-Get-A-Member campaign that is designed to help current IADR/AADR members encourage their non-member colleagues to join the Associations in an effort to grow and strengthen the membership. June 30 is the deadline to participate in this exciting opportunity!

JDR Study: Preventive Services by Medical and Dental Providers and Treatment Outcomes

IADR/AADR recently published a paper titled “Preventive Services by Medical and Dental Providers and Treatment Outcomes.” Nearly all state Medicaid programs reimburse non-dental primary care providers (nDPCPs) for providing preventive oral health services to young children; yet, little is known about how treatment outcomes compare to children visiting dentists. This study compared the association between the provider of preventive services (nDPCP, dentist or both) to Medicaid-enrolled children before their third birthday and subsequent dental caries-related treatment (CRT) and CRT payment. The complete study by researchers A.M. Kranz, R.G. Rozier, J.S. Preisser, S.C. Stearns, M. Weinberger and J.Y. Lee is published in online IADR/AADR Journal of Dental Research (JDR). 

Check Out the JDR June 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). As an AADR member you already have complimentary access to the online JDR and you may purchase a subscription at a special reduced rate. 

JDR Hot Topics

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

Senate Proposes Increased Funding for NIH and NIDCR

Earlier this week, the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee voted to move its version of the fiscal year (FY)15 LHHS Appropriations bill forward to the full Appropriations committee.  

National Science Foundation: Funding Update

Recently the House of Representatives approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) bill by a 321-87 vote and the Senate Appropriations Committee approved its version of the bill. The CJS bill proposes funding allocations for the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and other related agencies.

Mind the Tap Campaign: Attacks on HHS Evaluation Tap Have Consequences

This month, the Friends of the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Friends of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) launched a campaign to educate the public and Congress about an obscure budget mechanism known as the evaluation tap.

June 30 – Last Day to Apply for the New ADA/AADR Evidence-Based Dentistry Faculty Award

June 30, 2014, is the last day to apply for the new American Dental Association/American Association for Dental Research (ADA/AADR) Evidence-Based Dentistry Faculty Award. The goal of this award is to acknowledge a dental school faculty member who has made significant contributions to implement and advance evidence-based dentistry (EBD). This award is supported by a contribution from Procter and Gamble. 

Strides in Science

Eric Schiffman D.D.S., M.S. is an associate professor and director of the Division of TMD and Orofacial Pain at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He is also a co-owner of and practices at the Minnesota Head and Neck Pain Clinic, which is a multi-disciplinary pain clinic with four locations in the Twin Cities.

Federal Pain Research Database Launched

The Interagency Pain Research Portfolio (IPRP), a database that provides information about pain research and training activities supported by the federal government, has been launched by six federal agencies. Pain is a symptom of many disorders; chronic pain can present as a disease in of itself. The economic cost of pain is estimated to be hundreds of billions of dollars annually in lost wages and productivity.

FOA: Research on Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions

The NIH has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on research on chronic overlapping pain conditions. The purpose of this FOA is to encourage epidemiological, clinical and translational research that will increase our understanding of the natural history, prevalence, biological mechanisms, psychological variables and clinical risk factors responsible for the presence of multiple chronic pain conditions in people with pain. 

New Funding Gives States and Innovators Tools and Flexibility to Implement Delivery System Reform

Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new delivery system reform efforts made possible by the Affordable Care Act that offer states and innovators tools and flexibility to transform health care. Under the Health Care Innovation Awards program, 12 prospective recipients may receive as much as $110 million in combined funding, ranging from an expected $2 million to $18 million over a three-year period, to test innovative models designed to deliver better care outcomes and lower costs.

2014 Faculty Loan Repayment Program

June 26, 7:30 p.m. ET is the application submission deadline for the 2014 Faculty Loan Repayment Program. Please refer to the Application and Program Guidance for all of the program requirements.

Young Investigators Initiative Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program

The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) and Bone and Joint Canada are dedicated to raising public awareness and to increasing research of musculoskeletal diseases. Research in the musculoskeletal diseases performed by young investigators is not keeping pace with the increasing burden of these diseases. In response, the Young Investigator Initiative is a career development and grant mentoring program provides early-career investigators an opportunity to work with experienced researchers in our field to assist them in securing funding and other survival skills required for pursuing an academic career.

Award Opportunity – The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

Science/AAAS and SciLifeLab, a coordinated effort of four universities, have joined forces in creating the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. The prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which he/she was awarded a doctoral degree in the previous year. The topic of the entrant's thesis research must be in one of the following categories: Cell and Developmental Biology; Genomics and Proteomics; Environment; or Translational Medicine. 

Large Pragmatic Studies to Evaluate Patient-Centered Outcomes – Fall 2014 Cycle

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) seeks to fund pragmatic clinical trials (PCTs), large simple trials (LSTs), or large-scale observational studies that compare two or more alternatives for addressing prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or management of a disease or symptom; improving health care system–level approaches to managing care; or for eliminating health or healthcare disparities.

PRIM&R's 2014 AER Conference Global Research Scholarship Program

The Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research’s (PRIM&R) 2014 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference will be held December 4-7, 2014, in Baltimore, Maryland. PRIM&R is dedicated to improving communication among research ethics committees (RECs), researchers and others professionals involved in international research. 

Innovations in the Prevention and Treatment of Early Childhood Caries

The Innovations in the Prevention and Treatment of Early Childhood Caries will take place October 23-24, 2014 in Ellicott City, Maryland. Eleven CDE credit hours will be awarded to participants. 

University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Others Receive $9mil Grant to Promote Oral Health

The University of Michigan School of Dentistry and three other organizations across the state will join forces in an effort to develop a comprehensive interprofessional program to reduce the burden of childhood dental disease in Michigan. AADR member Margherita Fontana, a professor of dentistry with an extensive clinical research background in childhood caries management, including risk assessment, will provide her expertise and oversee University of Michigan staff and faculty involved in the project.

Researchers Find That Gum Disease can Lead to Heart Disease

A new study finds that the same bacteria that cause gum disease also promotes heart disease – a discovery that could change the way heart disease is diagnosed and treated. Funded by the NIH/NIDCR, this study is part of a larger study on the effects of gum disease on overall health. 

Kenneth B. Chance to Become Dean of the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine
 

Kenneth B. Chance, a professor and chief of endodontics at the University of Kentucky, has been appointed the new dean of the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine.

Mark Reynolds Appointed Dean of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry

AADR member Mark A. Reynolds has been appointed as the dean of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Reynolds has served as interim dean at the university since last year. He has also served as professor and chair of the Department of Periodontics. 

Clark Stanford Named Dean of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry

AADR member Clark Stanford, associate dean for research and professor of prosthodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, has been named dean of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. 

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