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AADOCR Supports COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate for Oral Health Care Workers

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September 2, 2021 – Today, the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) was one of 12 oral health care organizations issuing a statement calling on governmental executive, regulatory, and legislative entities to mandate that all oral health care workers, including oral health care students and residents, be vaccinated against COVID-19. The statement recognizes that a small minority of oral health care workers may not be able to be vaccinated due to medical contraindications.

AADR Statement on Administration’s Decision to Rescind ICE Policy Barring International Students Taking Online Courses

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The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) is pleased to learn of the administration’s decision to walk back a new policy that would have required international students taking classes exclusively online courses in the fall 2020 semester to transfer or leave the country. This was an important and necessary step by the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

AADR Joins Amicus Brief Opposing ICE's July 6 Directive on International Student Visas

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Alexandria, Va., USA – The American Association for Dental Research and 15 other scientific societies joined the American Physical Society amicus brief pledging support for the lawsuit brought by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to block new U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) visa rules that bar international students taking online-only courses from residing in the United States.

AADR Opposes SEVP Modifications to Temporary Exemptions for Nonimmigrant Students

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Alexandria, Va., USA  The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) strongly condemns the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) modifications to temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students taking online classes during the fall 2020 semester, announced on July 6, 2020. Among the modifications is that nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students attending schools operating online may not remain in the United States. This misguided policy—released amid a global pandemic—has consequences that negatively impact students, academic institutions, communities, the scientific enterprise, and the U.S. economy.

AADR/FNIDCR FY20 Budget Statement

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Alexandria, Va., – The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and the Friends of National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (FNIDCR) oppose the president’s fiscal year 2020 budget as released on Monday. While the document includes a few positive references to research, the budget overwhelmingly sends a troubling signal for the scientific enterprise through proposed cuts to critical federal research and public health agencies and proposals related to research reorganization. 

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