AADR researchers discuss oral health disparities at AAAS annual meeting

At this year’s annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Dentistry and Oral Health Sciences section hosted a symposium entitled, “Reducing Demographic Disparities in Oral Health”. AADR members, Brenda Heaton and Judith Albino, presented research on novel approaches to reducing oral health disparities. Please see the links below for a summary of the symposium and video of the press conference.

Social Networks, Novel Approaches Can Lift Oral Health of Underserved
http://www.aaas.org/news/social-networks-novel-approaches-can-lift-oral-health-underserved

Webcast of news conference:
https://www.eurekalert.org/aaasnewsroom/2017/webcast/?b=36

Cancer Moonshot Funding Opportunities Released

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has released the first batch of Cancer Moonshot funding opportunity announcements. These funding opportunities reflect the 10 recommendations by the Blue Ribbon Panel for areas for research acceleration. This first group of funding opportunities focus on immunotherapy, treatment resistance, data ecosystem development, childhood cancers, human tumor atlas development, and new cancer technologies. The NCI expects to release new funding opportunities in the future. AADR will update the blog as new funding opportunities become available.

IADR/AADR Join Over 150 Organizations Urging the Administration to Rescind the Executive Order

The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) signed onto a letter spearheaded by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and supported by over 150 organizations urging the Administration to rescind the Executive Order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” The letter states, “The Executive Order will discourage many of the best and brightest international students, scholars, engineers and scientists from studying and working, attending academic and scientific conferences or seeking to build new businesses in the United States. Implementation of this policy will compromise the United States’ ability to attract international scientific talent and maintain scientific and economic leadership.”

IADR and AADR will also continue to strongly advocate for Congress to rescind the executive order in the near future and we will also be monitoring the developments at the US Supreme Court.