Washington Update

ADEA AGR Twitter Account - June 2014

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For additional information on issues affecting academic dentistry and dental and craniofacial research in Congress, federal agencies and state legislatures, please follow ADEA Advocacy and Government Relations on Twitter at ADEAAG.

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

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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.

ADEA Sunstar Americas, Inc., Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship

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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 portfolio of the ADEA Policy Center in Washington, D.C.

ADEA Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

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On April 8, ADEA hosted its annual Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, garnering the highest participation to date.  More than 50 members from the nation’s academic dental and research community attended the event, for which ADEA collaborated with the American Association for Dental Research (AADR). Notably, ADEA members had more than 75 meetings with both elected officials and their congressional staff to advocate for the training of today’s oral health workforce, as well as investment in dental and craniofacial research.

Nominations to HRSA Advisory Committee Due May 30

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking individuals in general dentistry, pediatric dentistry and dental hygiene to serve on the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry.  The committee was established in 1998 to advise the Secretary of Health and Human Services on policy, program development and other matters concerning programs at the HRSA Bureau of Health Professions.

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 dental education and dental and craniofacial research communities an opportunity to advocate before Congress in support of our issues. There will be a short program on issues of importance to academic dentistry, with guest speakers from the academic and dental and craniofacial research community, and greetings from several members of Congress. Immediately following the program, participants will proceed to members’ offices for meetings. Your participation is invaluable, as an expert in the field of academic dental education and/or dental and craniofacial research, to educate members of Congress.  The value of constituents personally interacting with members of Congress cannot be over-stated—there is no substitute for direct constituent contact; as we say in Washington, “if you are not at the table—you are on the menu.” Therefore, we trust everyone will make plans to participate in this important event. Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill is open to all ADEA members. If you cannot attend, please encourage a colleague or students from your institution to attend the event. ADEA will assist in arranging hotel accommodations and provide information regarding congressional members who represent your institution in order to facilitate scheduling meetings—please contact Yvonne Knight, J.D., ADEA Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Governmental Relations at KnightY@adea.org for further information and for assistance with hotel reservations contact Jessica Vatnick at VatnickJ@adea.org. In the meantime, please save the date, April 8, 2014; we look forward to seeing you in Washington.

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: U.S. House of Representatives: House website U.S. Senate: Senate website ADEA-AGR Twitter Account: ADEAAGR For the latest information on issues affecting dental education and dental and craniofacial research in Washington and the state legislatures, please follow us on Twitter at ADEAAGR. There is much to “tweet” about.

Save the Date: ADEA/AADR Hill Day is April 8, 2014 February 2014

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Please save the date, April 8, 2014, for the next American Dental Education Association/American Association for Dental Research, ADEA/AADR Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. 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 dental education and dental and craniofacial research communities an opportunity to advocate before Congress in support of our issues. There will be a short program on issues of importance to academic dentistry, with guest speakers from the academic and dental and craniofacial research community, and greetings from several members of Congress. Immediately following the program, participants will proceed to members’ offices for meetings. Your participation is invaluable, as an expert in the field of academic dental education and/or dental and craniofacial research, to educate members of Congress.  The value of constituents personally interacting with members of Congress cannot be over-stated—there is no substitute for direct constituent contact; as we say in Washington, “if you are not at the table—you are on the menu.” Therefore, we trust everyone will make plans to participate in this important event. Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill is open to all ADEA members. If you cannot attend, please encourage a colleague or students from your institution to attend the event. ADEA will assist in arranging hotel accommodations and provide information regarding congressional members who represent your institution in order to facilitate scheduling meetings—please contact Yvonne Knight, J.D., ADEA Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Governmental Relations at KnightY@adea.org for further information and for assistance with hotel reservations contact Jessica Vatnick at VatnickJ@adea.org. In the meantime, please save the date, April 8, 2014; we look forward to seeing you in Washington.

Save the Date: April 8, 2014 is ADEA/AADR Hill Day - January 2014

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Please save the date, April 8, 2014, for the next American Dental Education Association/American Association for Dental Research, ADEA/AADR Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. 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 dental education and dental and craniofacial research communities an opportunity to advocate before Congress in support of our issues. There will be a short program on issues of importance to academic dentistry, with guest speakers from the academic and dental and craniofacial research community, and greetings from several members of Congress. Immediately following the program, participants will proceed to members’ offices for meetings. Your participation is invaluable, as an expert in the field of academic dental education and/or dental and craniofacial research, to educate members of Congress.  The value of constituents personally interacting with members of Congress cannot be over-stated—there is no substitute for direct constituent contact; as we say in Washington, “if you are not at the table—you are on the menu.” Therefore, we trust everyone will make plans to participate in this important event. Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill is open to all ADEA members. If you cannot attend, please encourage a colleague or students from your institution to attend the event. ADEA will assist in arranging hotel accommodations and provide information regarding congressional members who represent your institution in order to facilitate scheduling meetings—more information is forthcoming. In the meantime, please save the date, April 8, 2014, we look forward to seeing you in Washington.

Anti-Smoking Campaign Exceeds Expectations

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According to a study published in the Lancet earlier this month, a graphic three-month anti-smoking campaign prompted more than 200,000 U.S. smokers to quit in 2012. Half of them are expected to quit permanently.

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