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Local AADR Research Day
February 16, 2016

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) 63rd Annual Meeting, Tuesday February 16th, 2016
7:30 a.m. Reception with Coffee and Rolls (First Floor)
8:00 a.m. Welcome Address (Galagan B)
Dr. David Johnsen
Keynote Speaker Introduction
Dr. Veerasathpurush Allareddy
8:20 a.m. Keynote Address (Location TBA)
Dr. Aliasger Salem
9:20 a.m. Break
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Oral Presentations (Galagan A, B, C)
Session One (Oral-B Classroom N212)
Session Two (W220 A)
Session Three (W220 B)
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

Keynote Address:   Innovative polymeric scaffolds for bone tissue engineering: Collaborative progress with faculty members of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.

Aliasger Salem, Ph.DAliasger Salem, the Bighley Professor and Head of the Division of Pharmaceutics and Translational Therapeutics (PTT) at The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy.

The PTT division includes 14 full time faculty and an annual average of ~45 graduate students and ~4 postdocs/research associates. From 2009 to 2013, Aliasger Salem was an American Cancer Society Research Scholar. Since 2012, Aliasger Salem has also been Leader of the Experimental Therapeutics Program at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC), University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Aliasger Salem was educated in Applied Chemistry at Aston University of Science and Technology, Birmingham, UK (BSc 1998). He received his Ph.D. in Pharmacy at the University of Nottingham, UK in 2002.  He then received postdoctoral training at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore until 2004. Aliasger Salem's research is currently focused on exploring the synergistic application of new polymers and nanotechnology for regenerative medicine and cancer vaccines. He is the author of over 200 scholarly publications, patents and presentations and has published in journals that include the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Nature Materials, Advanced Materials, Bioconjugate Chemistry, Biomaterials, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Research, Journal of Controlled Release and the International Journal of Pharmaceutics. His research is supported by extensive past and current funding from organizations such as but not limited to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes for Health, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research at the National Institutes for Health, the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, the American Cancer Society, the US National Science Foundation and the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America Foundation. Aliasger Salem is an associate editor and editorial board member for a number of well-regarded pharmaceutical sciences journals including Associate Editor for the AAPS Journal (flagship journal for the American Association for Pharmaceutical Scientists) and editorial board member for the International Journal of Pharmaceutics. Aliasger Salem has participated on a regular basis on a number of grant review study sections including panels for the American Cancer Society, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Defense (DoD): Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Prostate Cancer Research Program.

Prof. Salem enjoys mentoring graduate students, research scientists and postdocs and teaching in the PharmD and graduate programs. To date, Aliasger Salem has mentored 22 graduate students, 3 visiting professors, 3 postdoctoral fellows, 3 masters’ students and more than 65 undergraduate, PharmD and high school students in research. Prof. Salem has been an active mentor on the PharmD mentoring program since the program’s inception. He has been nominated for collegiate teacher of the year every year since joining the College of Pharmacy and has previously received the 2006 College of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year award, the 2008 University Of Iowa Council Of Teaching Instructional Improvement Award and the 2012 College of Pharmacy Collegiate Teacher of the Year award.

Abstract Submission Link
Use your HawkID and password to enter your abstract.

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

Poster Material Submission Deadline:  Monday, February 1, 2016

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 1st, 2016.

Banquet Registration Form

For additional information, please contact Veerasathpurush Allareddy (3-5806), Sreedevi Srinivasan (3-4075) or Sharon Seydel ( 5-7389).

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