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Recent Photos from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

2011 Photos

Photo of the NIDCR Director Somerman being sworn in. NIDCR Director Somerman Sworn In
On Aug. 31, Dr. Martha Somerman took the oath of office as the eighth director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research in a ceremony officiated by NIH director Dr. Francis Collins. Also attending was Dr. Lawrence Tabak, NIH principal deputy director and former director of NIDCR.
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Photo of Ambassador Eric Goosby delivering the 2011 David E. Barmes Lecture.Ambassador Eric Goosby Delivers 2011 David E. Barmes Lecture
Department of State's U.S. global AIDS coordinator Dr. Eric Goosby delivered the 2011 David E. Barmes Lecture on December 13 on the NIH campus. His lecture, titled, "PEPFAR: Moving from Science to Program to Save Lives," will highlight the work done through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program launched 8 years ago that Goosby currently oversees as ambassador. The Barmes lecture is an annual event cosponsored by NIDCR and the Fogarty International Center.
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2010 Photos

Photo of Dr. Lawrence TabakOn August 19, 2010, NIH Director Francis S. Collins appointed NIDCR Director Lawrence Tabak as Principal Deputy Director, NIH. Dr. Tabak had served as director of NIDCR since September 2000.
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Photo of Andrea Moreira and Dr. Tracie Ferreira.With funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, NIDCR issued a grant to Dr. Tracie Ferreira’s lab to map the location of a gene in zebrafish that is involved in cartilage development. The gene could be a key component in craniofacial development in vertebrates, including humans. The grant also provides the means for students from underserved communities a chance to work with Dr. Ferreira in her lab at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.
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Kids play the 3-D game Attack of the S. mutans! at the USA Science & Engineering Expo.Attack of the S. mutans! was featured in the NIH pavilion at the October 23-24, 2010 USA Science & Engineering Expo on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The finale of a two- week-long festival, the Expo had more than 500 exhibitors, 1,500 hands-on activities, and 75 stage shows. Attack of the S. mutans! is a 3-D interactive game that aims to advance understanding of the tooth decay process, including the role of a bacterium known as S. mutans, while assessing how the use of games can change behavior. The game was created with funding from NIDCR and NIH's National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
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2009 Photos

NIDCR SR09 Cover.NIDCR’s new Strategic Plan 2009-2013 is built on four key goals: widening the scope of inquiry, strengthening the research pipeline, fostering novel clinical research avenues, and eliminating oral health disparities.
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a photo of a little boy with repaired cleftIn 2009, NIDCR issued the first research and technology grants for its new FaceBase Consortium. This project will enhance understanding of the genetic and environmental influences that drive craniofacial development and will yield new opportunities for preventing and treating craniofacial defects, like cleft lip and palate. (Courtesy of the Rowden Family)
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2008 Photos

a photo of the Biomedical Research Center.On June 24, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed legislation that created the National Institute of Dental Research as the third institute of the National Institutes of Health.
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a photo of the cover of "Drugs, Brains & Behavior - The Science of Addiction"NIDCR commemorated its 60th anniversary with scientific symposia held at NIH and at major dental research meetings around the country and abroad.
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