Washington Update

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) Proposes Accreditation Reform

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Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has proposed setting up a new independent board to accredit free online courses, in addition to announcing his support for a proposal by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) permitting states and companies to accredit academic courses. The White House has also floated the idea of creating a new system of accreditation... Click Here To Read More

Improving Access to Oral Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities

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Over the last decade, numerous studies have affirmed that individuals with neurodevelopmental and intellectual disabilities (ND/ID) such as autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy do not receive adequate health and oral care.

The American Academy... Click Here To Read More

NIH names first Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity

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The National Institutes for Health (NIH) has appointed its first Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, Hannah Valantine, M.D.  Dr. Valantine, who will start work this spring, formerly served as Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Leadership at Stanford School of Medicine and Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford... Click Here To Read More

RSVP Now for ADEA/AADR Hill Day on April 8, 2014 (March)

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RSVPs are now being accepted for the next American Dental Education Association/American Association for Dental Research, ADEA/AADR Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill on April 8, 2014. The event will take place in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2168, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. This one day event has been designed to provide the... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship March 2014

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Dental school faculty members or administrators who want to interface with members of Congress on issues of importance to oral health are encouraged to apply for the ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship. The fellow selected spends three months in Washington, D.C., working... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship March 2014

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The ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship is a six-week, stipend-supported internship in the Advocacy and Governmental Relations (ADEA AGR) portfolio of the ADEA Policy Center in Washington, D.C. This student legislative internship provides a unique... Click Here To Read More

Congressional Resources March 2014

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For those interested in following the congressional proceedings, please access the U.S. House or Senate by way of the following links:

Funding Opportunities March 2014

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Below are selected funding opportunities that might be of interest. You can search for additional federal government funding opportunities at grants.gov.

PA-14-042
NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00)
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Impact of FY 2014 Appropriations on Academic Dentistry

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On January 17, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, H.R. 3547. The bill provides $1.012 trillion for domestic discretionary programs in FY14. The bill includes amounts to offset the effects of the... Click Here To Read More

Here Comes the Debt Ceiling Debate

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Now that Congress has passed the appropriations bill for FY14, the next immediate gauntlet is the upcoming debt ceiling debate—the posturing has begun. Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) released a Click Here To Read More

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