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September 8, 2016

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Access Recordings from the 2016 AADR and IADR Meetings

Select recordings from the 2016 IADR/APR General Session, which took place June 22-25, 2016, in Seoul, Republic of Korea, are now available in the IADR/AADR Knowledge Community. Also remember to access the recordings from the 2016 AADR/CADR Annual Meeting, which occurred March 16–19, 2016, in Los Angeles, Calif. The Knowledge Community houses recordings of cutting-edge presentations from IADR and AADR meetings, and at the conclusion of each recorded session a brief quiz may be completed for ADA CERP credit. As part of your membership benefits, remember to take advantage of this premium opportunity to earn continuing education credits and to absorb some of the science that was shared at meetings by logging into the IADR members-only section and selecting "IADR/AADR Knowledge Community" under "Educational Resources."

Visit www.iadr.org/knowledgecommunity for more information and to access this membership benefit. Questions may be directed to research@iadr.org.
 

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> IADR and AADR Elections
> Call for Abstracts and Proposals: 2017 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session
> Save the Date: February 28, 2017, AADR and FNIDCR Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill
> Read the JDR Special Issue on Dental, Oral and Facial Pain
> JDR Hot Topics
> Call for Submissions: JDR Clinical & Translational Research
> FTC Charges Academic Journal Publisher OMICS Group Deceived Researchers
> AADR Supports American Heart Association’s Recommendation to Reduce Added Sugars in Diets of Children
> FDA Requests Comments on “Cigar Warning Plans” Draft Guidance to Industry
> CDC Awards New Grants to Six State Oral Health Programs
> Donate for Research
> Apply for the AADR Anne D. Haffajee Fellowship
> Applications are Being Accepted for the AADR Fellows Program
> Deadline Approaching for the IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards
> Apply for IADR/AADR Awards and Fellowships
> AADR Student Research Day Award for AADR Institutional Section Members
> Health-Research Sector Small Businesses Invited to Learn About NIH Funding at National Conference
> NIH Big Data to Knowledge Initiative Announces Release of Two New RFAs
> NIH/National Institute on Aging Grant Program Now Open to Dentists and Dental Specialists
> NIH Funding Opportunities
> Tenure-Track Position, NIDCR, NIH
> Strides in Science
> S2S Loan Repayment Program
> Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s Leadership Series: Educational and Clinical Leadership in Global Dentistry
> ADEA Gies Foundation William J. Gies Awards
> Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future, Colgate Launch Grant Program
> ADA John W. Stanford New Investigator Award for Standards-Related Research Paper
> ADA Foundation Opens Application Period for its Dental Student Programs: Scholarships, Tarrson Award, Zwemer Award, and Bowen Award
IADR and AADR Elections
The IADR and AADR elections will close on October 27, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Voting is a membership responsibility and empowers you to elect the IADR and AADR leadership, and to help shape the organization’s future. Members and Retired Members of AADR are entitled to vote annually for the candidates for IADR Vice-president, AADR Vice-president, AADR Joint Publications Committee Representative and every three years for AADR Treasurer as well as for any AADR Constitutional Amendments recommended by the Board and Council. Affiliate Members and Student Members are not eligible to vote in the elections.
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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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Save the Date: February 28, 2017, AADR and FNIDCR Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill
You are invited to join AADR and Friends of National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (FNIDCR) on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, for the AADR/FNIDCR annual advocacy day on Capitol Hill. Participants from across the country will convene in Washington, D.C. to inform Congress about the value and importance of oral health and other programs important to our community. With a new Congress and Administration, AADR and AADR members must work to ensure the future of these vital programs now more than ever.
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Read the JDR Special Issue on Dental, Oral and Facial Pain
The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published a special issue of theJournal of Dental Research (JDR) on orofacial pain. Ronald Dubner, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA, served as the guest editor of this special issue. 
 
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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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Call for Submissions: JDR Clinical & Translational Research


JDR Clinical & Translational Research - a new journal designed for IADR members and other oral health research leaders to publish their research and effectively translate their findings to those who need the information to deliver evidence-based prevention and care.

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FTC Charges Academic Journal Publisher OMICS Group Deceived Researchers
Last month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged the OMICS Group, publisher of hundreds of purported online academic journals, with deceiving academics and researchers about the nature of its publications and hiding publication fees ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars.
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AADR Supports American Heart Association’s Recommendation to Reduce Added Sugars in Diets of Children
The American Heart Association (AHA) recently released a scientific statement entitled, "Added Sugars and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Children," in which the authors conducted a literature review of original research and systematic studies on the relationship between added sugar and risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in children and adolescents. From their research, AHA recommends the reduction of added sugar in the diets of children and adolescents.
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FDA Requests Comments on “Cigar Warning Plans” Draft Guidance to Industry
AADR is submitting comments to the FDA on the “Cigar Warning Plans” draft guidance to industry. If you want to contribute to AADR’s response, please send comments to AADR Science Policy Analyst Seun Ajiboye at sajiboye@aadr.org by 5 p.m. EST September 20, 2016.
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CDC Awards New Grants to Six State Oral Health Programs
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that it is providing $3 million in grants over the next two years to six state health departments to strengthen intra-department collaboration between their chronic disease and oral health programs. 
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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 20thCentury – 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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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. The long term objective of this fellowship is to increase the representation of women at the higher ranks in science and academia in the field of Oral Biology.
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Applications are Being Accepted for the AADR Fellows Program
AADR is accepting applications for the AADR Fellows Program, which is designed to recognize leaders of AADR and individuals who have served AADR in various ways throughout their careers. Through this Program, AADR will strengthen its mission of supporting and representing the oral health research community, which supports the overall AADR mission.
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Deadline Approaching for the IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards
September 12, 2016, is the extended deadline to nominate candidates for the 2017 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards! This award program includes 17 awards that have been designed to acknowledge renowned scientists who have made significant scientific contributions of original, outstanding, or innovative discoveries in the related field of research. They are generously supported by various companies. These prestigious awards consist of a $3,500 monetary award and a plaque presented at the IADR General Session & Exhibition.
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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. Visitwww.iadr.org/awards for more information about awards and fellowships and click here to see the application deadlines.
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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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Health-Research Sector Small Businesses Invited to Learn About NIH Funding at National Conference
Small businesses seeking to commercialize health-related technologies in the medical or life science sector can learn how to access more than $870 million in federal funding during the Department of Health and Human Services Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) conference, which will be held in Orlando, Florida, November 15-17, 2016.
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NIH Big Data to Knowledge Initiative Announces Release of Two New RFAs
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Big Data to Knowledge Initiative (BD2K) has announced the release of two new RFAs for training in biomedical big data science. 
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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) as stated in the recently published NOT-AG-16-030. The due date for all GEMSSTAR applications is October 6, 2016.

 
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NIH Funding Opportunities
The NIH has announced the following funding opportunities. Visit the NIH website for more information and to apply.
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Tenure-Track Position, NIDCR, NIH
A tenure track position is available for a highly motivated and creative researcher in the broad area of bone, cartilage, or tooth biology to establish an independent research program at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH. Outstanding individuals will be considered who conduct in-depth research at the leading edge of basic cell/developmental/tissue biology that can ultimately be relevant to bone, cartilage or tooth, and who are interested in collaborating in the design of strategies to repair or regenerate dental, oral, or craniofacial tissues damaged or lost due to disease or trauma. 
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Strides in Science
Christy McKinney, Ph.D., M.P.H. is an associate professor in the Division of Craniofacial Medicine, Department of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington. She is also an investigator in Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development, and part of the Seattle Children’s Hospital Craniofacial Center. 
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S2S Loan Repayment Program

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) provides up to $120,000 to medical (M.D. and D.O.) or dental (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) students in their final year of school in return for a commitment to provide primary health care full time for at least three years at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need.
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Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s Leadership Series: Educational and Clinical Leadership in Global Dentistry
The Oral Health Policy Department at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine is excited to present the Continuing Education course “Educational and Clinical Leadership in Global Dentistry,” comprised of both lectures and interactive sessions. This course will take place Oct. 17-19, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The cost is $2,600 and attendees will earn 15 ADA CE credit hours. 
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ADEA Gies Foundation William J. Gies Awards
September 19, 2016, is the deadline to submit nominations for the 2017 ADEA Gies Foundation William J. Gies Awards.
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Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future, Colgate Launch Grant Program
The Canada-United States chapter of the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future announced a new grant program in August to help fund interprofessional projects that positively impact the oral health of pregnant women and children under six years of age. The annual grant program, backed by the Colgate-Palmolive Company, will award up to $50,000 for selected projects.
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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.
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ADA Foundation Opens Application Period for its Dental Student Programs: Scholarships, Tarrson Award, Zwemer Award, and Bowen Award
The ADA Foundation is now accepting applications for four programs that provide funding to both dental students and dental schools for student-driven efforts aimed at improving the oral health of the public. See the individual grant guidelines for complete information.
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