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Workforce Diversity

Promoting Diverse Investigators Through Mentoring Pilot Projects

For 20 years, NIA has funded the Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR). The main function of each RCMAR is its Investigator Development Core (IDC). Annually, IDCs solicit pilot project proposals (1 yr, $25-$30K) from local junior, minority investigators. Pilot projects are intended to provide preliminary results for subsequent NIH proposals. IDCs provide mentoring to awarded scholars, at least up through... more »
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Support Mentors to Mentor Diverse Junior Researchers

NIH has the K24 Mid-Career Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research for mid-career faculty to mentor the careers of junior faculty and post-doctoral scholars, but NIDCR does not fund that mechanism. Successful mentoring does not just happen by itself, but requires planning, significant time, and at least some investment in the mentors as well as mentees . A K24 awardee cohort could be used to develop a cadre of... more »
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Workforce diversity

AADR applauds the inclusion of workforce diversity in NIDCR 2030. AADR recommends using data-driven and targeted methods to increase participation by underrepresented groups. NIDCR should also work to stabilize representation throughout the research career. In addition to increasing the diversity of the pool of potential researchers, NIDCR should also look to increase retention of researchers from diverse backgrounds... more »
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Collaboration between dentists and doctors

Some systemic disorders have oral manifestations while certain oral diseases may influence the overall health. For example, patients with inflammatory bowel disease can also have canker sores. Both of the two diseases are considered as T lymphocyte disorders. From this perspective, special funding mechanisms are expected to promote the corroboration between dentists and doctors especially in the departments of Gastroenterology,... more »
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Interdisciplinary Research Teams

The use of biological principles to guide the engineering of new dental materials has unprecedented potential for advancing dentistry. Progress in this area has been stymied by a lack of materials engineers, biological and clinical scientists conversant across the relevant disciplines. An effective organizational and educational infrastructure will be required to meld scientists from these disciplines into functional... more »
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Dental Therapists: Essential for the Management of Dental Caries

The inclusion of licensed dental therapists, as fully recognized and valued caregivers focused upon the non-surgical, full spectrum, minimally invasive management of active, non-cavitated lesions is essential for positively modifying the dental health specific, behavioral compromises seen in many of the under-served, at risk populations worldwide. The potential impact of this additive support may be appreciated as essential... more »
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Dentistry beyond teeth

Provide opportunities for Adequate utilization of available workforce. Currently available specializations within dentistry are not used optimally and are reducing in importance.Branches such as Oral pathology, oral surgery and , oral medicine are mostly limited to academic settings in most countries.
Greater numbers of dental specialists in various positions in hospitals, research, and corporate world will promote... more »