216th Meeting: September 2017


Tuesday, September 15, 2017 (Meeting 216). Open to the public.  (NIH Visitor Information
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Time Title Speaker
8:30 AM Welcome and Introductions Dr. Martha Somerman
8:40 AM Approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting Dr. Alicia Dombroski
8:45 AM Report of the Director, NIDCR
The Opioid Crisis: An update from the NIH and NIDCR
Dr. Martha Somerman
Dr. John Kusiak
Dr. Yolanda Vallejo
9:15 AM Concept Clearances  
The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network Dr. Dena Fischer
FaceBase 3 – Bioinformatics and Data Management Hub Dr. Steve Scholnick
Understanding Mechanisms of Gene-Environment Interaction in Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Diseases and Conditions Dr. Emily Harris
Bioinformatics/Data Science Jumpstart for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Diseases and Conditions Dr. Emily Harris
10:00 AM Break  
10:15 AM Concept Clearances  
Encouraging Novel Amelogenesis Models and Ex vivo Cell Lines (ENAMEL) Development Dr. Jason Wan
Precision Imaging of Oral Lesions Dr. Chiayeng Wang
Basic and Translational Research on HIV and AIDS-Related Pathogens in the Oral Cavity Dr. Gallya Gannot
Biological Factors Underlying Oral and Craniofacial Health Disparities Dr. Jane Atkinson
10:45 AM Special Session
NIDCR Research Training for Dentist Scientists
Dr. Lynn King
11:00 AM NIDCR Trainee Presentations  
  Chris Donnelly, University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Marybeth Francis, University of Illinois, Chicago
Shaun Abrams, University of California, San Francisco
11:45 AM Adjournment of Open Session and Lunch  

Director's Report to Council 

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Concept Clearances

Meeting Minutes

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