National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research activities

During the 85th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research, meeting in conjunction with the 36th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research, convening March 21-24 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, one of the National Institutes of Health, will held numerous programs designed to enhance research efforts and improve the dental and oral health of the public. A summary follows:

Tuesday, March 20

  • 10:30 am 12 Noon, NIDCR T32 Training Directors Meeting, Room 296

Wednesday, March 21

  • 9:30 am 11:30 am, NIDCR Trainees Poster Session, Rooms 395-396
  • 11:30 am 12:30 pm, NIDCR Directors Meeting with Research Trainees and Junior Scientists, Room 398
  • 1:00 pm 3:00 pm, Symposium, Dental School Participation in the NIH Clinical Translational Science Awards (CTSAs), Rooms 283-284 (jointly sponsored by the NIDCR, NIH, and the National Center for Research Resources)

Description: In 2003, Dr. Elias Zerhouni, Director of NIH, convened a series of meetings to chart a "roadmap" for medical research in the 21st century. It identifies the most compelling opportunities in three main areas: new pathways to discovery, research teams of the future, and re-engineering the clinical research enterprise. The NIH recently announced the launch of a national consortium that will transform how clinical and translational research is conducted, ultimately enabling researchers to provide new treatments more efficiently and quickly to patients. This new consortium, funded through Clinical & Translational Science Awards (CTSAs), begins with funding 12 academic health centers (AHCs) throughout the nation. The CTSAs are the first systematic change in the US approach to clinical research in 50 years. The CTSAs will serve as discovery engines that will improve health care by applying new sci

Contact: Linda Hemphill
International & American Association for Dental Research

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