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July 14, 2016

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AADR August Advocacy Challenge  

Are you passionate about science policy? Are you involved in dental research?  Then this challenge is for you!

AADR is calling on all members and students to meet with their members of Congress during the upcoming “state work period,” better known as Congressional recess.

Members of Congress will be in your state from July 18 through September 5, 2016.  They need to hear from you about the value and importance of dental, oral and craniofacial research because Congress will be making important funding decisions this fall. Students participating in this activity will be automatically qualified to apply for the prestigious 2017 AADR Student Advocate of the Year Award!

This fall, Congress will make critical funding decisions. They need to hear about your research and why putting federal funding on autopilot (i.e. approving a continuing resolution level funding NIH for the remainder of the year) is bad for the biomedical research enterprise. 

Participating in the challenge is easy with the following steps: 
Step 1: Contact AADR Director of Government Affairs Carolyn Mullen at cmullen@aadr.org. She will schedule the meeting with your member of Congress for you. She will also train you on how to be an effective advocate, provide written materials and answer any of your questions.
Step 2: After your meeting is scheduled, invite other students, faculty and members to participate.
Step 3:  Attend the meeting with your member of Congress using your newly learned advocacy skills.
Step 4: Try to remember to follow up with your member of Congress later by saying thank you. Remember, a relationship with a member of Congress will be very useful in the future.

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> Call for Abstracts and Proposals: 2017 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session
> Read the JDR July Issue Online
> JDR Hot Topics
> Sign Up for e-Alerts for JDR Clinical & Translational Research
> Call for Submissions: JDR Clinical & Translational Research
> AADR Nominations Due August 5
> IADR/AADR Committee Nominations Due August 5
> Donate for Research
> AADR Supports First CHF Public Health Fair on Capitol Hill
> House Bill Proposes Increased Funding for NIH & NIDCR
> Apply for the AADR Anne D. Haffajee Fellowship
> Apply for IADR/AADR Awards and Fellowships
> AADR Student Research Day Award for AADR Institutional Section Members
> NIH Announces 2016-2017 NIH MRSP Participants
> NIH/National Institute on Aging Grant Program Now Open to Dentists and Dental Specialists
> NIH Funding Opportunities
> Parallel Funding Initiative for Collaborative Research Between Investigators in the USA and São Paulo, Brazil
> August 1 Deadline to Apply for ADA/AADR EBD Faculty and Practice Awards
> ADA Robert H. Ahlstrom New Investigator Award for Dental Informatics Research
> ADA John W. Stanford New Investigator Award for Standards-Related Research Paper
> ADA Foundation Caries Symposium: If Childhood Caries is a Preventable Disease, Why is it Still a Problem
> Young Investigator Initiative Career Development and Grant Mentoring Program Submission Deadline is July 15
> Call for Applications: Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists
> Register for McGill University's Summer Institute
> VCU Seeking Applicants for New Ph.D. Program
> Strides in Science
> Researchers Developing Fillings That Help Teeth Regenerate
> Charleston-based Startup Draws on Technology From MUSC College of Dental Medicine
> AADR Member Martha Ann Keels and Her Husband Commit $1 Million to Support University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Students and Eastman Institute for Oral Health
> In Memoriam
Call for Abstracts and Proposals: 2017 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session


Submit Your Abstract!


Submit Your Session Proposal!

Submit your session proposal or abstract now for the 95th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), March 22-25, 2017, in San Francisco, Calif., USA. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and the 41st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR). The General Session will provide scientists and researchers throughout the world with the opportunity to present, discuss and critique their investigations.

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Read the JDR July Issue Online

Learn about the latest research that is published in the online Journal of Dental Research: the journal for dental oral and craniofacial research by reading the July issue and OnlineFirst. As an AADR member you already have complimentary access to the online JDR and you may purchase a print subscription at a special reduced rate. 

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JDR Hot Topics

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

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Sign Up for e-Alerts for JDR Clinical & Translational Research

As an IADR member, you have online access to the IADR/AADR JDR Clinical & Translational Research. Sign up for email alerts to be notified about new issues (table of contents), OnlineFirst articles (publish ahead of print articles), and important announcements.

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Call for Submissions: JDR Clinical & Translational Research


With a focus on the most relevant and pressing topics in the field of oral health, IADR/AADR’s new title, JDR Clinical & Translational Research, is a publication with a focus on translational knowledge that explicitly draws connections between diverse areas of research, stakeholders, policymakers and public interest.

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AADR Nominations Due August 5

Any AADR member may nominate individuals for AADR Vice President or AADR Representative to the IADR/AADR Publications Committee. Names of potential candidates must be received by August 5, 2016.

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IADR/AADR Committee Nominations Due August 5

Committees are the backbone of the IADR and AADR, and each year the Associations seek a wide variety of volunteers, representing as many geographic areas and scientific disciplines as possible, to fill committee vacancies.

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Donate for Research

Dental research created a profession. In the early decades of the last century, investments in dental research moved a trade to a profession. From the fluoridation of public water supplies – a crowning public health achievement of the 20th Century – to high-speed handpieces, dental composites and ceramic restorations, periodontal diagnostics and therapeutics, and more biologic approaches to replacing lost tissues, it was the investments in dental research that defined us as a profession.

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AADR Supports First CHF Public Health Fair on Capitol Hill

AADR was proud to co-sponsor and exhibit at the Coalition for Health Funding’s (CHF) first Public Health Fair on July 13th CHF, established in 1970, is the oldest and largest nonprofit coalition working to preserve and strengthen public health investments. The Coalition is comprised of over 95 member organizations and together is the leading voice for preserving and strengthening public health investments.

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House Bill Proposes Increased Funding for NIH & NIDCR

Today, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriation bill was approved by the House Appropriations Committee by a 31-19 vote. This legislation proposes $33.3 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) an increase of $1.25 billion over FY16 and $425.6 million for the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) which is $12.2 million over the enacted FY16 level of $413.4 million.  

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Apply for the AADR Anne D. Haffajee Fellowship

The Anne D. Haffajee Fellowship was created in recognition of Dr. Haffajee’s many contributions to clinical research in Periodontology and Oral Biology and her prominence as a female leader in the field. The immediate goal of this fellowship is to support women researchers at the early stages of their scientific careers. 

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Apply for IADR/AADR Awards and Fellowships

Through numerous sponsorships and donations, IADR and AADR are able to fund and administer several awards and fellowships. The application cycle is open for all awards and fellowships associated with abstract submissions. 

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AADR Student Research Day Award for AADR Institutional Section Members

AADR encourages AADR Institutional Section Members to apply for the AADR Student Research Day Award. This new award is designed to recognize the best presentation at an academic institution’s research day competition. The award is to be determined by the institution’s judging committee. 

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NIH Announces 2016-2017 NIH MRSP Participants

The National Institutes of Health has selected 52 innovative, research-oriented students for the 2016-2017 Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP). AADR congratulates the two dental students who were accepted into the program: AADR members John Le, University of Michigan, and Jason Berglund, Tufts University. 

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NIH/National Institute on Aging Grant Program Now Open to Dentists and Dental Specialists

The eligibility criteria for the NIH’s National Institute on Aging Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Subspecialists' Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) RFA –AG-17-012 to include dentists and dental specialists (D.D.S and D.M.D. degrees). 

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NIH Funding Opportunities

The NIH has announced the following funding opportunities. 

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Parallel Funding Initiative for Collaborative Research Between Investigators in the USA and São Paulo, Brazil

The National Institute of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Md., and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil, have signed a memorandum of understanding to encourage collaborative international research between investigators in the US and in São Paulo. 

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August 1 Deadline to Apply for ADA/AADR EBD Faculty and Practice Awards

The American Dental Association and the American Association for Dental Research have established three awards (Accomplished Faculty, Mid-career Faculty and Practice) to acknowledge dental school faculty and/or a practitioner who have made significant contributions to implementing and advancing evidence-based dentistry (EBD).

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ADA Robert H. Ahlstrom New Investigator Award for Dental Informatics Research

Applications are being accepted for the American Dental Association (ADA) Robert H. Ahlstrom New Investigator Award. This award was designed to encourage dentists and dental students to conduct standards-based research and standards development. It also highlights the crucial role dental informatics standards play in improving the quality of patient care, assuring patient health and safety, and increasing efficiency through the use of information technology such as interoperability of dental data and images across hardware platforms. The application deadline has been extended to July 30, 2016. 

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ADA John W. Stanford New Investigator Award for Standards-Related Research Paper

The John W. Stanford New Investigator Award was designed to encourage dentists and dental students to conduct standards-based research and standards development. Dental standards are developed by dental professionals to establish specific technical, performance and/or safety requirements for dental products. Applications are due by October 1, 2016.

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ADA Foundation Caries Symposium: If Childhood Caries is a Preventable Disease, Why is it Still a Problem

The ADA Foundation will serve as the facilitator for an ADA Foundation Caries Symposium that will assemble a wide range of experts who are involved in childhood caries studies, outreach programs and public health and policy in order to address the issue of childhood caries in underserved population in the U.S.

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Young Investigator Initiative Career Development and Grant Mentoring Program Submission Deadline is July 15

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 the diseases.

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Call for Applications: 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. Both Science/AAAS and SciLifeLab recognize that global economic health is dependent upon a vibrant research community and we need to incent our best and brightest to continue in their chosen fields of research. The application deadline is August 1, 2016

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Register for McGill University's Summer Institute

Registration is available for the Summer Institute in Applied Mixed Methods for Oral Health and Primary Care Research, July 25-29, 2016, at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The McGill Summer Institute aims to advance the understandings of mixed methods as a research methodology for oral health researchers. No matter whether you currently carry out quantitative or qualitative research, this course will enable you to develop research problems that can be tackled using mixed methods, and will guide you in discovering the most appropriate designs and procedures.

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VCU Seeking Applicants for New Ph.D. Program

A new Ph.D. program at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry will provide training for students who wish to pursue a research career in oral health and the biomedical sciences. The program is seeking applicants who currently hold or expect to receive a B.S., M.S. or D.D.S. degree. 

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Strides in Science

Harold C. Slavkin, D.D.S., is currently professor and dean emeritus of the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles. He is one of the world's leading authorities on craniofacial development and genetic birth defects. He began his tenure as dean of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in August 2000, and completed his tenure on December 31, 2008. 

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Researchers Developing Fillings That Help Teeth Regenerate

Scientists from the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, Boston, Mass., and the University of Nottingham, England, UK, have developed therapeutic synthetic, light-curable, biomaterials for dental treatments that support native dental stem cells inside teeth to repair and regenerate dentin. The approach could significantly impact millions of dental patients each year by dental fillings that help heal teeth when they are injured from dental disease or dental surgery.

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Charleston-based Startup Draws on Technology From MUSC College of Dental Medicine

CuRE Innovations, LLC, a startup company founded in 2015 to develop advanced dental materials invented by faculty at Medical University of South Carolina (an AADR Institutional Section Member), has entered the next step of product development for a promising adhesive as part of research sponsored by a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).

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AADR Member Martha Ann Keels and Her Husband Commit $1 Million to Support University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Students and Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Pediatric dentist and AADR member Martha Ann Keels and her husband, pediatrician Dennis A. Clements III, have committed $1 million to support University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry students and AADR Institutional Section Member Eastman Institute for Oral Health. 

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In Memoriam

AADR is saddened to learn that Joseph Ciardi passed away on June 10, 2016. Dr. Ciardi proudly served in the U.S. and he had a long fulfilling career at the National Institutes of Health. 

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