Title: AADR/CADR/NIDCR Mentoring and Networking Lunch (ticketed event)

The AADR, CADR and NIDCR are offering a mentoring and networking lunch aimed at facilitating interactions between predoctoral and postdoctoral students and dental, oral and craniofacial research investigators. This event, planned for Wednesday March 21 from 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm is designed to provide an opportunity to students to interact with experienced research mentors. The goal is to provide an informal venue for students to obtain guidance on their research program and research career trajectory, and to expand their network of mentors and peers to support and facilitate their research career success. Mentors will be encouraged to lead informal, motivational and realistic discussions about developing a successful research career. Lunch tables will be organized by research topic or career pathway, and two mentors will be assigned to each table. When registering, participants do not need to select a specific table and are free to move among topics/tables during the session. Event participants will receive a box lunch to better facilitate transitions from table to table.
AADR/CADR Annual Meeting attendees who qualify for student registration (students and non-independent postdoctoral researchers) will be able to register for this event for the added price of $20 with their meeting registration.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify new peer and research mentors in areas aligned with their research interests and career trajectories.
  • Develop a team of supportive peers and mentors to share experiences and provide advice on fostering a vibrant research career.
  • Identify potential colleagues and collaborators to engage as consultants or collaborators in their research program.

Hands-on Workshop

12:00 pm–1:15 pm Mar 21

CC, Hall D

Dr. Robert BurneDistinguished Professor atUniversity of Florida Clifton CareyUniv Colorado, Denver Pamela Den BestenUniversity of California - San Francisco Professor Rena D'SouzaAssistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Health Sciences atUniversity of Utah Dena FischerDirector of the Clinical and Practice-Based Research Program and Acting Director of the Center for Clinical Research atNIDCR/NIH Prof. Rodrigo FrancaAssociate Professor, Head of Dental Materials Division, atUniversity of Manitoba Leslie FriedenExtramural Training Officer atNIDCR/NIH Dr. Mark GenuisCEO atICE Health Systems Inc Dr. Effie IoannidouProfessor atUniversity of Connecticut Dr. Maria KukuruzinskaProfessor, Associate Dean for Research atBoston University Dr. Purnima KumarProfessor atThe Ohio State University Dr. Mary MacDougallDean atUniversity of British Columbia Dr. Daniel McNeilEberly Distinguished Professor atWest Virginia University Dobrawa NapieralaAssociate Professor at the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration atUniversity of Pittsburgh Steven OffenbacherUniversity of North Carolina Deborah PhilpDirector of the NIDCR Office of Education atNIDCR/NIH Donald RindalSenior Research Investigator & Associate Dental Director for Research atHealthPartners Institute Martha SomermanDirector atNIDCR Dr. Heiko Spallek, DMD, PhD, MSBA(CIS)Head of School and Dean atThe University of Sydney Dr. Shannon WalletAssociate Professor atUniversity of Florida Jason WanNIDCR/NIH Dr. Darien WeatherspoonProgram Director atNIDCR/NIH Dr. Jane WeintraubRozier Douglass Distinguished Professor in Dental Public Health and former Dean atUniversity of North Carolina Dr. Robert WeyantAssociate Dean of Public Health and Outreach atUniversity of Pittsburgh
Sponsoring Group/Network