Register to Attend the 2015 Advocacy Day!

April 14, 2015
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The need for advocacy on behalf of biomedical research has never been greater. 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 Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill cosponsored by AADR and ADEA is necessary to amplify the message to Congress that cutting federal funding is harmful and increased investments in biomedical research and other oral health programs 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 and/or small group meetings with participants’ congressional offices.

Registration is easy. Simply click here to register for this event. There is no registration fee to attend.

Please visit for more information as it becomes available.

Questions may be directed to AADR Director of Government Affairs Carolyn Mullen at or 1.703.299.8098.


Application Deadline Extended for the Student Advocate of the Year!

This year the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) National Student Research Group (NSRG) along with the 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 winner of the award will be announced on February 13, 2015. The recipient will receive travel and a one night hotel accommodation for participation in the date April 14, 2015, 2015 AADR/ADEA Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill program.

To apply, click here and complete the application form and brief essay questions by February 9, 2015.


Must be a member of the AADR NSRG. (As the current Gert Quigley Fellow is already funded to attend the AADR/ADEA Advocacy Day, they are not eligible for this award.)

Participated in AADR advocacy by completing at least 2 of the following activities within the last calendar year:

  • Responded to an AADR advocacy action alert.
  • Either met in person or contacted (via email, letter or phone) a member of Congress.
  • Participated in an AADR Advocacy Day.

Expressed interest to improve and enhance AADR student advocacy.