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Local AADR Research Day
February 14, 2017

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.

2017 Iowa Section of the AADR Abstract Awardees

View the abstracts presented at the
2017 Annual Meeting of the Iowa Section of the
American Association for Dental Research (AADR)

2017 aadr booklet
Iowa Section of the American Association for Dental Research
(AADR) 64th Annual Meeting, Tuesday February 14th, 2017
7:30 a.m. Reception with Coffee and Rolls (First Floor)
8:00 a.m. Welcome Address (Galagan B)
Associate Dean for Research Brad A. Amendt
Keynote Speaker Introduction
Dr. Deborah S. Kacmarynski
8:20 a.m. Keynote Address (Galagan Auditoria)
Dr. Deborah S. Kacmarynski
9:20 a.m. Break
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Oral Presentations (Galagan A, B, C)
Session One (Galagan A)
Session Two (Galagan B)
Session Three (Galagan C)
9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Evidence Based Presentations (Oral B Classroom, N212)
11:30 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. Poster & Table Clinic Presentations (Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research and W220 A/B)
5:00 p.m. Awards Banquet Reception with Cash Bar
(Radisson Hotel & Conference Center)
6:00 p.m. Awards Banquet Dinner & Awards
(Radisson Hotel & Conference Center)

Our Keynote Speaker

Keynote Address:  Oral Clefting, Opportunities for the Next Score

Deborah S. F. Kacmarynski, MD, MS Deborah S. Kacmarynski, MD, MS joined the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in July 2007 as fellow and August 2009 as faculty. Deb is a native of Denver, Iowa and attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City for her undergraduate biomedical engineering degree.   She then worked as an engineer at 3M Company in St. Paul before changing careers to medicine.  She then earned M.D. and M.S. degrees at the University of Minnesota while completing residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Following residency, she pursued fellowship training in Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University of Iowa, spending a second year in cleft and craniofacial surgery with Dr. John Canady, then President of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. After Dr. Canady’s departure from medicine in 2011, Dr. Kacmarynski took over the cleft and craniofacial team and has focused on this aspect of care since.  She received an endowed professorship, the Paul N. Johnson Associate Professor of Craniofacial Abnormalities, in 2015 to help the patients with craniofacial abnormalities with a generous gift from Norm and Barb Johnson to honor his father who had cleft lip and palate.

As a member of the University of Iowa faculty, Dr. Kacmarynski’s practice includes all of pediatric otolaryngology with a dominant focus in the areas of cleft and craniofacial surgery, including primary cleft lip repairs, primary and speech palate repairs, final cleft rhinoplasty and cleft lip revisions.  She also partners with pediatric neurosurgery to perform craniosynostosis repairs and other craniofacial surgeries.  She is the leader and Co-Director of the Iowa Cleft and Craniofacial Team and participates in research with an excellent collaborative group of faculty in the University of Iowa with very strong partnership from faculty at the College of Dentistry.

Abstract Submission Link
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:  Thursday, January 26, 2017

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 Kasey or Pat.

Contact Persons:   Kasey Befeler, room S112, 335-7179; Pat Conrad, room S112, 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 Radisson Hotel & 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,  your attendance is required 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 6th, 2017.

2017 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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American Association for Dental Research (AADR)
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American Association for Dental Research (AADR)
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American Association for Dental Research (AADR)

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