The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is seeking public comments on its proposed research initiatives for Fiscal Year 2015. Input from stakeholders helps to shape NIDCR priorities, as the agency prepares its budget request for consideration in the next appropriations cycle, so members of the oral health research community are strongly encouraged to respond. A full list of the proposed themes is available at the end of the post. The deadline for comments is September 4, 2013.
NIDCR Director’s Dear Colleague Letter
As part of the budget planning process for Fiscal Year 2015, NIDCR is identifying topical themes for development into research initiatives. During this process, we welcome input from our scientific advisory boards, the extramural community, interested organizations, and the public at large. Continue reading
On Monday (8/19), Richard Kronick, Ph.D., HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary Health Policy, was announced as the next Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). He will begin service at the end of August. The AHRQ statement follows. Continue reading
University of Maryland Students/Faculty Participating in the 2013 AADR Advocacy Day
AADR is pleased announce a new award that will recognize a student for outstanding contributions in advocacy for oral health research. The Student Advocate of the Year Award will be made each spring and provide travel and accommodations for participation in the annual AADR Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. To view options for getting involved in AADR Advocacy Efforts visit the Advocate in Your State page.
Dr. Peter Milgrom
**8/20 Update of Previous Post** On Thursday, August 15th, the National Institutes of Health hosted a seminar on oral health disparities. The event featured Dr. Peter Milgrom, Director of the University of Washington’s Northwest Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities. For those unable to attend, a video cast will soon be available in the NIH video archives and on the NIMHD website.
Reducing Disparities in Mother and Child Oral Health: Research Needed to Meet Healthy People 2020 Goals Continue reading