For the second year in a row, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is offering a travel award to approximately five APS poster submitters. This award is aimed at helping bring together two research communities that might not at first seem to have much overlap: oral health scientists and psychological scientists.
To be considered, the posters must either showcase a study directly related to oral health or describe a study indirectly relevant to oral health that attempts to bring together researchers in oral health and psychological scientists. Award winners will receive federally-allowed travel expenses and complimentary registration for the 2014 APS Annual Convention, as well as recognition at the convention. Only first authors will be considered for the award.
In 2009, NIDCR released a 5-year strategic plan which included the goal of applying “rigorous, multidisciplinary research approaches to eliminate disparities in oral, dental, and craniofacial health” as one of its main objectives. APS takes a similar approach to interdisciplinary research and communication within the scientific community and lauds NIDCR’s efforts in this regard.