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January 8, 2015

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Complimentary Registration to Open This Month for the 2015 AADR/ADEA Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

April 14, 2015
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The need for advocacy on behalf of biomedical research is needed. In 2015 a newly elected Congress with fresh priorities will need to better understand the importance of dental, oral and craniofacial research. Your participation in the 2015 AADR/ADEA Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill is necessary to amplify the message to Congress that cutting federal funding is harmful and increased investments in biomedical research are needed for the health of the public. 

The program will include a morning key issues briefing with members of Congress and staff from select federal agencies; and an afternoon of individual meetings with congressional offices.

Complimentary registration will open this month! Questions may be directed to AADR Director of Government Affairs Carolyn Mullen at cmullen@aadr.org or 1.703.299.8098. Please visit www.aadr.org/advocacyday for more information as it becomes available. 

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> Register and Book Your Hotel for the IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition
> AADR Director of Government Affairs Carolyn Mullen Elected to the Coalition for Health Funding Board of Directors
> Funding Legislation Approved
> Renew Your Membership and Remember to Select a Scientific Group/Network
> The Journal of Dental Research Unveils New Look: Adds The journal for dental, oral and craniofacial research Subtitle Emphasizing Broad Scope
> JDR Hot Topics
> Call for Applications! 2015 AADR Student Research Fellowship Program - Deadline is January 20
> The Student Advocate of the Year Award Application Deadline is January 20
> NIH Medical Research Scholars Program - Application Deadline is January 31
> AADR to Continue Providing Support to the Foundation for the NIH for a Dental Student in the NIH MRSP
> HHMI Research Opportunities for Dental Students at U.S. Schools Application Deadlines Approaching
> NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Funding Opportunities
> FOA: Research on Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions
> Funding Opportunity: Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program
> PCORI Accepting Applications for its Advisory Panel
> Application Process is Open for the 2015 Summer Institute in Clinical Dental Research Methods
> Attend the Alliance for Oral Health Across Borders Leadership Across Borders Training Program
> Strides in Science
> The Friends of NIDCR Annual Conference & Awards January 28
> ADA and NYU Offer an Advanced Workshop in Evidence-Based Dentistry
> 8th International Conference on Ethics in Biology, Engineering & Medicine (ICEBEM 2015)
> Presentation Titles Being Accepted for the First Robert Marquis Mini-Symposium for Young Investigators
> ADA Foundation Names AADR Member Thomas C. Hart the Director of the ADAF Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center
> AADR Member Kenneth S. Kurtz Honored with the American College of Prosthodontists Clinician/Researcher Award
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Register and Book Your Hotel for the IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition


Register and book your hotel for the 93rd General Session & Exhibition of the IADR. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and the 39th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR). IADR Members may register at a discounted rate! 

AADR Director of Government Affairs Carolyn Mullen Elected to the Coalition for Health Funding Board of Directors

AADR is pleased to announce that Carolyn Mullen, AADR director of government affairs, has been elected to the Coalition for Health Funding Board of Directors. Established in 1970, the Coalition for Health Funding is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit alliance working to preserve and strengthen public health investments in the interest of all Americans. As a member of the Board of Directors, Carolyn will be part of Coalition’s leadership team working to influence all stages of the budget and appropriations process.

Funding Legislation Approved

Last month Congress approved the Consolidated and Further Appropriations Act of 2015 (H.R. 83) by a 219-206 vote in the House and a 56-40 vote in the Senate. This legislation will provide discretionary funding through September 30, 2015 for almost all federal agencies including the Department of Health and Human Services. The legislation proposes $30 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a $150 million increase over fiscal year 2014 and $399.8 million for the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) and $1.2 million over the comparable appropriated fiscal year 2014 level of $398.6 million.

Renew Your Membership and Remember to Select a Scientific Group/Network

Please remember to renew your membership for this year if you haven’t already done so. An exciting new benefit for 2015 is that your renewal will include complimentary membership in one of the 30 IADR Scientific Groups and Networks. Scientific Groups and Networks are the backbone of the Associations and your participation will afford you the opportunity to engage with prominent researchers around the globe, which will further enhance your overall membership experience. 

The Journal of Dental Research Unveils New Look: Adds The journal for dental, oral and craniofacial research Subtitle Emphasizing Broad Scope

The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published the January 2015 issue of the Journal of Dental Research (JDR), which features a newly-designed look and new subtitle: “The journal for dental, oral and craniofacial research.” 

JDR Hot Topics

Learn which JDR articles are most read and most cited.

Call for Applications! 2015 AADR Student Research Fellowship Program - Deadline is January 20

Current U.S. dental students may submit an application to the AADR Student Research Fellowship Program. Please keep in mind the new requirements.

The Student Advocate of the Year Award Application Deadline is January 20

This year the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) National Student Research Group (NSRG) along with the AADR Government Affairs Committee (GAC) would like to recognize a student for outstanding contributions in advocacy for oral health research by awarding The Student Advocate of the Year Award. The recipient will receive travel and a one night hotel accommodation for participation in the April 14, 2015 AADR/ADEA Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill program. 

NIH Medical Research Scholars Program - Application Deadline is January 31
Applications for the 2015-2016 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) are being accepted through January 31, 2015. Eligible students may apply online.
AADR to Continue Providing Support to the Foundation for the NIH for a Dental Student in the NIH MRSP

AADR is pleased to announce that it will provide $75,000 funding to support one dental student competitively selected to participate in the 2014-2015 NIH Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP). The MRSP is designed to train the most promising future dentists, physicians and veterinarians in research so that they can help resolve clinical problems by understanding their biological underpinnings and, conversely, by translating basic research into clinical interventions. Scholars accepted into the MRSP are provided with a year-long, highly competitive research training experience, designed to inspire research careers. 

HHMI Research Opportunities for Dental Students at U.S. Schools Application Deadlines Approaching

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.

NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Funding Opportunities

The NIH Common Fund Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) program has a number of active Funding Opportunity Announcements related to research education and research training. 

FOA: Research on Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions

Please consider applying for these NIH funding opportunities on research on chronic overlapping pain conditions. Recent clinical findings suggest that substantial overlap may exist between chronic pain conditions. Individuals diagnosed with one disorder often exhibit characteristics of additional chronic painful conditions or transition to other diagnostic categories. 

Funding Opportunity: Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2015 Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). The purpose of this cooperative agreement program is to establish and operate geriatric education centers that will implement the GWEP project to develop a health care workforce that maximizes patient and family engagement and improves health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics with primary care.

PCORI Accepting Applications for its Advisory Panel

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has openings in its Advisory Panels for terms beginning in 2015. 

Application Process is Open for the 2015 Summer Institute in Clinical Dental Research Methods

The University of Washington is now accepting applications for the 2015 Summer Institute in Clinical Dental Research Methods, to be held June 29-August 7, 2015, in Seattle.  The course is designed for dental school faculty and other oral health professionals who wish to learn how to conduct high quality clinical research.  

Attend the Alliance for Oral Health Across Borders Leadership Across Borders Training Program

The Alliance for Oral Health Across Borders will offer the a leadership across borders training program in Boston March 10, 2015 (dinner starts at 5 p.m. and the meeting will end at 9 p.m.) March 11 (breakfast will start at 8 a.m. and the meeting will conclude at 12 p.m.). Researchers may attend free-of-charge and learn about opportunities to engage and lead new global programs to build bridges for understanding and tolerance through oral health. 

Strides in Science

Dobrawa Napierala, M.Sc., Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Dentistry, Institute of Oral Health Research, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. There she is also an adjunct faculty in the Department of Pathology.

The Friends of NIDCR Annual Conference & Awards January 28

Since 1998, The Friends of NIDCR has hosted its Annual Conference & Awards in Washington, DC for its members and friends from the US, Canada and abroad.

ADA and NYU Offer an Advanced Workshop in Evidence-Based Dentistry

Attend the ADA/NYU Advanced EBD Workshop, February 9-13, 2015 in New York City, New York, USA. This five-day intensive evidence-based dentistry workshop will build skills to better understand, appraise, and implement new evidence-based dental treatment into research, practice, or dental education. 

8th International Conference on Ethics in Biology, Engineering & Medicine (ICEBEM 2015)

The 8th International Conference on Ethics in Biology, Engineering & Medicine (ICEBEM 2015) will be held in Brooklyn, New York, April 24-26, 2015. 

Presentation Titles Being Accepted for the First Robert Marquis Mini-Symposium for Young Investigators

This symposium is named after Robert E. Marquis, beloved teacher to many students and past chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, who died earlier this year. The purpose of the First Robert Marquis Mini-Symposium for Young Investigators is to provide an informal platform for pre-and post-doctoral students and entry-level faculty (within 10 years of completing their terminal degree or medical residency) to introduce themselves to current members of the microbiology/immunology (M/I) subgroup and share/exchange ideas that are relevant to dental science research. 

ADA Foundation Names AADR Member Thomas C. Hart the Director of the ADAF Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center

The ADA Foundation (ADAF) has named AADR member Thomas C. Hart as the new director of the ADAF Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center (VRC). His tenure at the helm of the VRC will begin April 2, 2015. 

AADR Member Kenneth S. Kurtz Honored with the American College of Prosthodontists Clinician/Researcher Award

AADR member Kenneth S. Kurtz has been honored with the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) Clinician/Researcher Award. This award is presented to individuals who have made substantial contributions to the welfare and advancement of the College or Prosthodontics; with outstanding contributions to academic dentistry; and contributions to the sciences or health professions.

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