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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 20th Century – 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.

Despite these advances, challenges remain. Enormous and unacceptable oral health disparities exist across vulnerable and underserved populations, cleft lip and palate remains a common birth defect, oral cancer is rising in young adults – possibly related to HPV, and we’ve yet to harness the true diagnostic value of salivary biomarkers or leverage the tremendous genomic medicine advances for oral health improvement.

So what about the future? With today’s scientific advances in genomics, metabolomics, personalized oral health care, tissue engineering, bioengineering, and the human microbiome, we are on the cusp of a scientific revolution in oral health care. Will the pace of discovery in the 21st Century match or exceed the strides of the last? Will we invest and will we have the scientific workforce?

Only with your help . . .

AADR moves Research into Action. AADR is the only professional organization positioned to support and represent the oral health research community, provide scientific career development, increase opportunities for scientific exchange, advance research in all sciences related to oral health, facilitate the application of research findings, and advocate for oral health research. AADR places particular emphasis in developing the next generation of a diverse biomedical research workforce, hosting specific workshops and networking and mentoring events at our annual meeting and throughout the year.

Your support:

  • Provides student fellowships to stimulate interest in craniofacial, oral, and dental research careers and ensure an adequate pipeline of future scientists,
  • Assists AADR in fostering and developing junior scientists as they embark on careers in dental, oral and craniofacial research,
  • Allows AADR to amplify its dialog with policy makers for increased funding for biomedical research,
  • Enables AADR to publish the highest quality articles on clinical and transitional research through the Journal of Dental Research,
  • Facilitates the application of research findings into practice and to shorten the time lag from discovery to chair-side.

Let’s move research into action!

Annual Support

Support of the AADR Mission

Donate now towards AADR's Mission.
The AADR is the only professional organization positioned to support and represent the oral health research community, provide scientific career development, increase opportunities for scientific exchange, advance research in all sciences related to oral health, facilitate the application of research findings, and advocate for oral health research. Help AADR to advance these initiatives with your donation.

AADR Government Affairs Advocacy Contribution >> Donate

Donate now to support AADR Advocacy.
The AADR Government Affairs Committee (GAC) promotes policies and programs that strive to make oral health research a national priority. Your contribution will be used to support AADR's efforts of studying national affairs and advising leadership on developments that might affect dental research. Learn more here.

AADR Student Research Fellowship Contributions >> Donate

Donate now towards the AADR Student Research Fellowship Program.
Open to AADR/IADR members who are pre-doctoral students enrolled in an accredited DDS/DMD or hygiene program within the USA. The Fellowship allows students to develop and conduct a research project under the guidance of a mentor. Learn more here.

Endowment Campaign

(Your contribution is matched up to $1 million by AADR!)

AADR Endowment – Anne D. Haffajee Fellowship >> Donate

Donate Now to the Anne D. Haffajee Fellowship
This 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 and role model in the field. The immediate goal of this fellowship is to support women researchers at the early stages of their scientific careers.

Gifts made to and held in this Board-designated fund will establish and activate a restricted endowment fund upon meeting the minimum funding amount through outright gifts. No fellowships will be awarded until the year following the fund reaching the prescribed minimum amount. When the endowment fund activates, the original funds and any additional principal cannot be withdrawn, expended, or otherwise exhausted.

Learn more here.

AADR Endowment – William Butler Fellowship >> Donate

Donate Now to the William Butler Fellowship
The William (Bill) Butler Fellowship was created in recognition of Dr. Butler’s many contributions to research in mineralized tissues and his prominence as a leading mentor and role model in the field. The immediate goal of this fellowship is to support researchers at the early stages of their scientific careers.

The long term objective of this fellowship is to increase the representation of mineralized tissue researchers at the higher ranks in science and academia and who will serve as the future mentors in this field.

Gifts made to and held in this Board-designated fund will establish and activate a restricted endowment fund upon meeting the minimum funding amount through outright gifts. No fellowships will be awarded until the year following the fund reaching the prescribed minimum amount. When the endowment fund activates, the original funds and any additional principal cannot be withdrawn, expended, or otherwise exhausted.

Learn more here.

AADR Endowment – AADR New Investigator Grant Program >> Donate

Donate Now to the AADR New Investigator Grant Program
This grant will recognize original research by new investigators and is designed to stimulate basic research in all dental research disciplines. One grant per year will be awarded in the amount of $10,000 that must be put towards the candidate’s post-doctoral research, establishment of their laboratories, the completion of a research project or preparing research for publication. 

Gifts made to and held in this Board-designated fund will establish and activate a restricted endowment fund upon meeting the minimum funding amount through outright gifts. No fellowships will be awarded until the year following the fund reaching the prescribed minimum amount. When the endowment fund activates, the original funds and any additional principal cannot be withdrawn, expended, or otherwise exhausted.

Learn more here.

AADR General Operating Endowment >> Donate

Donate Now to the AADR General Operating Endowment
These funds would be used as general AADR operating support to offset the day-to-day operating costs and to further the mission of the AADR. This important endowment will help keep the Association’s membership dues at a low level. No funds will be spent from these contributions until the endowment is activated at $100,000, and will follow the AADR Endowment Spending Policy and will be subject to the AADR Gift Acceptance Policy.

Gifts made to and held in this Board-designated fund will establish and activate a restricted endowment fund upon meeting the minimum funding amount through outright gifts. No fellowships will be awarded until the year following the fund reaching the prescribed minimum amount. When the endowment fund activates, the original funds and any additional principal cannot be withdrawn, expended, or otherwise exhausted.

 

AADR LEGACY SOCIETY

For more information about supporting AADR please contact:

Sheri S. Herren, Strategic Programs Manager
International & American Associations for Dental Research
1619 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3406, USA
T: +1.703.299.8094 | F: +1.703.548.1883 | E: sherren@iadr.org

 

 

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