Alexandria, Virginia, USA – The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) has announced that Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro is the 2021 recipient of the AADR Honorary Member. DeLauro was recognized at the opening ceremonies of the 50th AADR Virtual Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with the 99th General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and the 45th Annual Meeting of the Association Canadian Dental Research Council (CADR), July 21-24, 2021.
DeLauro is a congressman from the Third Congressional District of Connecticut, is chair of the House Appropriations Committee, sits on the Democratic Policy and Steering Committee, and is Chair of the Labor, Health and Human Services Credit Subcommittee and of Education, where she oversees the United States. investments in education, health and employment. She also sits on the responsible subcommittee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, where she oversees food and drug safety.
DeLauro is recognized as one of the greatest Congressional Champions for Science and for federal research agencies nationwide including, but not limited to, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). An ovarian cancer survivor, DeLauro called the NIH “the crown jewel of our biomedical research” and “the largest biomedical research organization in the world.” Over the past five years, DeLauro has helped increase NIH funding to a total of $ 11.6 billion, including a funding increase of $ 2.6 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2020. Among her efforts on behalf of research, DeLauro advocated for women to be included in clinical trials, for the development of the Office of Women’s Health Research at NIH, and for the doubling of the NIH budget from 1998-2003. She has also presented numerous bills on behalf of the scientific enterprise, notably the law on the acceleration of biomedical research.
DeLauro strongly believes in the power of biomedical research and is working to increase funding so that we can make vital breakthroughs in science and medicine. It fights against special interests, such as tobacco and electronic cigarettes, which harm public health.
AADR Honorary Member status is awarded by the three most recent past AADR Presidents who no longer serve on the Board of Directors and is awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution to dental, oral research. and craniofacial and / or supports it.
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About the American Association for Dental Research
The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) is a nonprofit organization with more than 3,100 individual members in the United States, whose mission is to conduct dental, oral, and craniofacial research to advance health and the well-being. The AADR is the largest division of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). The AADR also manages the activities of the FNIDCR. The AADR also manages the activities of the FNIDCR. To learn more, visit http: // www.
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