Pfizer Colloquium

This 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.

This year’s speaker at the Pfizer Distinguished Statistician Series will be Prof. Grace Wahba from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The colloquium will take place on September 26th, 2018, in Storrs, CT, and the interview which will be conducted by Hao Helen Zhang, from the University of Arizona and Yoonkyung Lee, from Ohio State University will be filmed on Thursday, September 27th. We thank Pfizer and the ASA for their generous financial support. We also thank the members of the selection committee


26 Sep, 2018,

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM


Reception with hors d'oeuvres and cash bar

@ UConn Alumni Center

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM


@ UConn Alumni Center

Speaker : Grace Wahba

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM


@ UConn Alumni Center

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM


@ UConn Alumni Center

Speaker : Grace Wahba

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


@ UConn Alumni Center

27 Sep, 2018,

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Networking and Light Refreshments

@ UConn Dodd Center

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Filming of Lecture and Interview

@ UConn Dodd Center

Repeat of lecture and interview to be filmed

Speaker : Grace Wahba

Speaker and Interviewers

Speaker 1

Grace Wahba

interviewer 1

Yoonkyung Lee

interviewer 2

Hao Helen Zhang



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Sep 26, 2018 @ UConn Alumni Center

Sep 27, 2018 @ UConn Dodd Center