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Local AADR Research Day
February 11, 2014

To see the abstracts that were presented
this year at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the
Iowa Section of the American Association
for Dental Research, click on the program.

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2014 Local AADR Research Day Photos

Students, faculty and staff are invited to activities, and to attend the evening reception and awards banquet. NOTE: D1-D3 classes and clinics will be closed this year. D4 students who are participating in Research Day, please sign up with Dean Catherine Solow's office as soon as possible. Dr. Solow's office will then notify course/clinic instructors.

Iowa Section of the American Association for Dental Research
(AADR) 61st Annual Meeting, Tuesday February 11th, 2014
7:30 a.m. Reception with Coffee and Rolls (1st floor link)
8:00 a.m. Welcome Address(Galagan Auditoria)
Dr. David Johnsen
Dr. Clark Stanford

Keynote Speaker Introduction
Dr. Georgia Johnson

8:20 a.m. Keynote Address (Galagan Auditoria)
Dr. William Giannobile
9:20 a.m. Break
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Oral Presentations (Galagan Auditoria A-C, Oral B Classroom N212)
11:30 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. Poster & Table Clinic Presentations (Dows Institute for Dental Research and W220A/B)
5:00 p.m. Awards Banquet Reception with Cash Bar
(Holiday Inn & Conference Center)
6:00 p.m. Awards Banquet Dinner & Awards
(Holiday Inn & Conference Center)


Our Keynote Speaker

William Giannobile, D.D.S., D.Med.Sc.

William Giannobile, D.D.S., D.Med.Sc., is the Najjar Endowed Professor Dentistry & Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and College of Engineering. He is also the Chair of the Department of Periodontics & Oral Medicine.

Keynote Address:
Oral and Periodontal Regenerative Medicine: Prospects for the Future.

Dr. Giannobile received his DDS and an MS in Oral Biology from the University of Missouri.  He later received his Certificate in Periodontology and Doctor of Medical Sciences in Oral Biology from Harvard University.  He subsequently completed postdoctoral training in Molecular Biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Giannobile previously served as a faculty member at Harvard and the Forsyth Institute in Boston. He has taken sabbaticals as a Visiting Professor at the Biotechnology Institute of Regenerative Medicine at the University of Genova Medical School in Genova, Italy in 2006 and at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London in London, England in 2013.

Dr. Giannobile is well published and lectured extensively in the area of Periodontal Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering.  He also has authored several textbooks in Clinical Research and Periodontal Research Methodologies.  Dr. Giannobile is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Dental Research, the official journal of the International and American Associations for Dental Research.  He also serves as a consultant to the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health and several biotechnology companies focused on regenerative medicine. Dr. Giannobile is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and maintains a private practice limited to periodontics and implantology in Ann Arbor.

His presentation will cover the repair of periodontal soft and hard tissue defects caused by periodontal disease or trauma is a major goal of reconstructive therapy. The field of Regenerative Medicine combines advances in materials science and the life sciences to repair tissues and organs. Polypeptide growth factors and biomimetic peptides to restore lost tooth support due to damage to the alveolar process have entered into the clinic over the past decade.  This presentation will review emerging therapies in the areas of materials science, growth factor biology and cell/gene therapy for clinical application.  In addition, the presentation will highlight the use of polymeric delivery systems and image-based scaffolding platform technologies that aid in the targeting of proteins, genes and cells to oral and periodontal lesions for reconstruction of periodontal and peri-implant defects.  The presentation will conclude on the combined approach of regenerative molecule delivery and host modulation therapies to treat periodontal osseous defects.

Abstract Submission Link

Deadline: January 7, 2014
Use your HawkID and password to enter your abstract.


Please see the description of the awards and select your choice of competition(s) when entering your abstract.
Description of the Awards

Disbursement of financial payment for the awards

Ed Media Poster Material Submission Deadline: January 27, 2014

Poster Production Guidelines:

TEXT: Text is preferred in Microsoft Word. PowerPoint is acceptable.

IMAGES: It is preferable to submit high-quality original images/illustrations that have not previously been embedded in PowerPoint or Word. If these original images are unavailable except in embedded form, we will accept them in PowerPoint or Word, but some quality compromises may be necessitated. Images taken from the web usually are not acceptable.

ABSTRACT: Abstract and abstract number (for poster) needs to be supplied by presenter when possible.

Work on your poster WILL NOT BEGIN until you have come in person with your materials on a thumb drive to Educational Media Services to review materials and layout issues with Kasey or Pat.

Contact Persons:   Kasey Befeler, room N338, 335-7179; Pat Conrad, room N321, 335-7172.

Banquet Information

All AADR members, research staff, and students involved in dental research are invited to attend the awards banquet and buffet dinner that will be held at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center. Cocktails (cash bar) and conversation will begin at 5:00 PM and dinner will begin at 6:00 PM.

If you submitted an abstract and you are participating in any of the awards categories, we require your attendance at the banquet for the presentation of the awards.

Please fill out the Banquet PDF form and return a hard copy of this form with a check, payable to the Local AADR, to Sharon Seydel (N418) by Monday, February 3rd, 2014.

Banquet Registration Form

For additional information, please contact Gustavo Avila-Ortiz (5-7241), Chris Barwacz (4-3002) or Sharon Seydel ( 5-7389 ).