- Pfizer Colloquium & ASA Films
The Pfizer Colloquium began in 1978 at University of Connecticut-Storrs
under the leadership of the Late Professor Harry O. Posten (University
of Connecticut-Storrs) and Dr. David S. Salsburg (Pfizer Global Research
and Development-Groton, Connecticut). In view of the historical
importance of this project, this joint initiative has been continually
supported by funding from Pfizer Global Research and Development-Groton,
Connecticut, the Department of Statistics at the University of
Connecticut-Storrs, and the American Statistical Association
(ASA). After Professor Posten’s death in March 2002 and Dr. Salsburg’s
retirement from Pfizer, Professor Nitis Mukhopadhyay of the University
of Connecticut-Storrs and Dr. Naitee Ting (then with Pfizer) served as
program leaders for the respective organizations. After Dr. Ting moved
to Boehringer-Ingelheim, Dr. William T. Duggan of Pfizer took over the
role of Dr. Ting in August 2009.
Along with this featured guest of honor, two other distinguished
statisticians are also normally invited. The featured guest of honor
delivers a special lecture under the auspices of “Pfizer Colloquia by
Distinguished Statisticians in Honor of Dr. David S. Salsburg”. Then, a
“conversation” with the featured guest of honor and the other two
distinguished statisticians is arranged under the auspices of
“Conversations with Distinguished Statisticians in Memory of Professor
Harry O. Posten”.
This list was provided by the Department of Statistics, University of Connecticut.