Sixth Annual Translational Science Symposium

In Memory of David Seldin, MD, PhD

March 20, 2017
Metcalf Hall, George Sherman Union
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215

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The Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute hosted its Sixth Annual Translational Science Symposium “In Memory of David C. Seldin, MD, PhD” on March 20, 2017 at Metcalf Hall. The dynamic program consisted of fourteen guest speakers, four breakout sessions, six informational tables, and a remarkable poster session. The event was in honor of David C. Seldin, MD, PhD, a founding member of the BU CTSI, whose contributions and presence in the BU Medical community will live on through the many colleagues that paid tribute to his wonderful career.

The symposium was attended by over 125 guests that had the opportunity to hear from the various guest speakers, most former colleagues of Dr. Seldin, as they shared memories of their friend and they spoke about their work, which was centered primarily on the topic of Clinical Trials.

The symposium speakers were highlighted by two keynote presentations that included Barry S. Coller, MDDavid Rockefeller Professor of Medicine, and Harold (Hal) Sox, MD
Program Director of Peer Review at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Dr. Coller’s presentation was titled “The Joys of Translational Science”, while Dr. Sox’s presentation was titled “Pragmatic Clinical Trials.”

The poster session consisted of 40 ePoster board presentations representing a broad range of translational science topics. The lively poster session resulted in one poster earning a top score and a $1,000 prize. A list of abstracts and winners can be found here.

Dr. Seldin will be remembered for organizing the annual Translational Science Symposium and we are indebted to him for his vision and contributions.

To make a contribution to The David C. Seldin M.D, Ph.D. Amyloid Research Training Fund, please contact the BUSM Development Office: 617-638-4570 or