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Career Opportunities in Clinical and Translational Dental Research

2021 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session

The 99th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR was to be held in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, from July 21-24, 2021 as a Virtual Experience.

The recordings in this library from the meeting are a selection of the science that was to be presented as part of the General Session. These recordings give you the opportunity to participate in the meeting and hear from leading researchers. The recordings include IADR Distinguished Lecture Series speakers, the IADR Academy and symposia from a collection of scientific groups and networks.

This session can be purchased as part of the full meeting recordings within the product bundles

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Session Description 
The mission of the AADR National Student Research Group (NSRG) is to foster an environment whereby students interested in enriching their dental education through research are encouraged to do so. Consistent with our mission, the NSRG will assist dental students and trainees in pursuing research training opportunities in dentistry at the 2021 IADR/AADR/CADR Annual Meeting in Boston, M.A. The overarching goals are for the audience to learn about 1) potential career paths for trainees, 2) ongoing cutting-edge clinical and transitional dental research, and 3) an exciting training opportunity for postgraduates - the Dental Clinical Research Fellowship (DCRF) at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). The NSRG will host an interactive discussion session with former NIDCR clinical research fellows who have transitioned into science careers in academia and government as well as one current fellow. All panelists will provide insight into their career trajectories, training experiences, and research activities. Each panelist will give a 10 minute introduction on their current position and research activities. Following introductions, the audience will have the chance to engage the speakers with questions, moderated by an NSRG board member. A moderator will keep time and facilitate discussion as necessary.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn about a variety of career paths in dental research.
  • Learn about ongoing research conducted by a diverse panel of dental scientists.
  • Learn about the Dental Clinical Research Fellowship (DCRF) as an option to pursue clinical and translational research following DDS, DMD, or DDS/PhD training.
Presentation Date
July 21, 2021

Monisha Billings - Careers in Dental Research: Opportunities in Government Careers
Sukirth Ganesan - Careers in Dental Research: Academic Dentistry
Niki Moutsopoulos - Careers in Dental Research: NIDCR
Konstantinia Almpani - NIDCR Dental Clinical Research Fellows Program

Sponsoring Groups/Networks
National Student Research Group, Student Training and Research (STAR) Network

CE Credits
1.5 Contact Hours

Financial Interest Disclosure:

Not eligible for individual purchase must purchase as part of a meeting bundle.