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Local AADR Research Day
February 10, 2015

2015 Abstract Booklet
Annual Meeting of the Iowa Section of the
American Association for Dental Research (AADR)

2015 aadr booklet

Students, faculty and staff are invited to the 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) 62nd Annual Meeting, Tuesday February 10th, 2015
7:30 a.m. Reception with Coffee and Rolls (Oral B - N212)
8:00 a.m. Welcome Address(W220A/B)
Dr. David Johnsen

Keynote Speaker Introduction
Dr. Chris Barwacz

8:20 a.m. Keynote Address (W220A/B)
Dr. Anthony B. Brennan
9:20 a.m. Break
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Oral Presentations (W220A-B, Oral B Classroom N212)
11:30 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. Poster & Table Clinic Presentations (University of Iowa Institute for Dental Research and 4th Floor Link)
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

Anthony B. Brennan PhD, DScAnthony B. Brennan. PhD, DSc, Margaret A. Ross Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Professor Brennan earned a PhD from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Materials Engineering Science in 1990.  He is currently the Margaret A. Ross Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Professor in Biomedical Engineering. He received an honorary Doctor of Science from the State University of New York in 2012. Dr. Brennan is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer for a start-up company, Sharklet Technologies, Inc. that uses his patented technologies. His research is focused on biomaterials with emphasis on the design, fabrication and characterization of biointerfaces, which mimic natural occurring surfaces.  These materials, which include a variety of bioneutral and bioactive materials, are chemically modified to facilitate the study of the interactive nature of both physical and chemical stimulation by substrates on cellular function. He has mentored 27 PhDs, 33 MScs and 5 Post-doctoral fellows. He has also published 1 book, over 100 refereed articles, book chapters and abstracts and 13 US Patents as well as multiple international patents. Prof. Brennan served as Chair of the Faculty Senate and is a Trustee-emeritus.  He and his wife Kathy, who have three children and two grandchildren, reside in Gainesville, FL.

Keynote Address:   A New Model for Bioadhesion.

Biomaterials represent both an opportunity and a challenge for engineers. The biological environment initiates a conditioning of all materials upon their introduction.  The process, often referred to as biofouling, is a complex process that involves adsorption of molecular, cellular and organismal components. It involves rather harsh chemical environments ranging from extreme pH conditions, salinities, temperatures, complex loading conditions and pressures. It can be very short term or intended for a lifetime.  So, any design involving a material in the biological environment must consider the nature of the environment and the intended exposure conditions.  We have been investigating biofouling mechanisms and the fundamental response of materials to biofouling for over a decade. We have discovered a unique surface topography, i.e., the Sharklet Topography, that has can be manipulated to both inhibit bioadhesion and promote bioadhesion. The keynote address will present examples of bioadhesion from the biomedical and the marine environments to illustrate the fundamental physics of the biofouling processes. Our newly published SEA Model will be discussed in terms of its predictive power for the influence of surface topography/energy.

Abstract Submission Link

Deadline:  Tuesday, January 6, 2015
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.

Poster Material Submission Deadline: January 26, 2015

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 strongly encourage 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 2nd, 2015.

Banquet Registration Form

For additional information, please contact Chris Barwacz (4-3002), Veerasathpurush Allareddy (3-5806) or Sharon Seydel ( 5-7389).

2014 Local AADR Research Day

2014 Local AADR Research Day Photos

View the abstracts presented at the
2014 Annual Meeting of the Iowa Section of the
American Association for Dental Research.

aadr booklet