Donald W. Seldin, M.D., Research Symposium
2016 Inaugural Seldin Symposium: L-R, Dr. Andrew Lacetti, Dr. Donald Seldin, Dr. Ariel Aday and Dr. Steven Philips.
2017 Seldin Symposium: Dr. Jennifer Fan reviews her poster with Dr. Una Makris and guest judge Dr. Marlene Rabinovich.
2018 Seldin Symposium with residents Dr. Esther de Boer, Dr. Kayla Riggs, Dr. Colin Washington, Dr. Mary Hon and Dr. Corbin Eule.
2018 Seldin Symposium: Department Chair, Dr. David Johnson listens as Dr. An Lu presents her research data.
2019 Seldin Symposium with Dr. Geoffrey Huntley and judge Dr. Ank Nijhawan.
2019 Seldin Symposium with Dr. David Willcutts, Dr. Elsa Pichlinski, Dr. Stephan Buteau and Dr. Aaron Fond.
The Donald W. Seldin Research Symposium is Internal Medicine's annual resident and fellow research day. Since its start in 2016, it has become the flagship research event of the residency program. In 2020, there were more than 100 submissions.
One resident is named the Donald W. Seldon Scholar, Seldin Scholars and their faculty mentors receive a financial award, made possible by generous gifts to UTSW and the Department of Internal Medicine.
The vision of the Seldin Symposium is to have all residents present at least one academic project each year, and:
- To highlight interesting cases and important research in the Department of Internal Medicine.
- To promote the research mission of the Department and the residency program.
- To foster research collaboration.
The Seldin Symposium is held in late spring in a poster session. Participants present clinical and basic research, case reports, and quality improvement initiatives. Department faculty members and invited guest researchers serve as judges and selected six finalists, who are named Foster Fellows in honor of the late Daniel W. Foster, M.D., the third Department chair.
The Foster Fellows present their research in a short oral format at the Grand Rounds, where a panel of judges selects the winning project.
2022 Seldin Symposium Seldin Scholar Winner, Dr. Nil Saez-Calveras with Dr. Salahuddin Kazi and Dr. Thomas Wang
2022 Seldin Symposium Foster Fellow finalist, Dr. Matthew Almonte with Dr. Salahuddin Kazi, mentor Dr. Anish Bhatt and Dr. Thomas Wang
2022 Seldin Symposium Foster Fellow finalist, Dr. Angela Duvalyan with Dr. Salahuddin Kazi, mentor Dr. Sarah Williams and Dr. Thomas Wang
2022 Seldin Symposium Foster Fellow finalist, Dr. Meredith McAdams with mentor Dr. Susan Hedayati and Dr. Thomas Wang
2022 Seldin Symposium Foster Fellow finalist, Dr. Kristeen Onyirioha with Dr. Salahuddin Kazi and Dr. Thomas Wang
2022 Seldin Symposium Foster Fellow finalist, Dr. Taylor Triana with Dr. Thomas Wang
Previous Grand Rounds Speaker and Guest Judge
- Kavita Bhavan, M.D.
Chief Innovation Officer, Parkland Health and Hospital System
Associate Professor, Departments of Health Systems and Internal Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
"Experiences with Engaging Patients and Community to Improve Health: A Low-Tech Approach to Innovation in Care Delivery"
- Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC
Head of Clinical Policy and Strategy for Verily and Google Health
Adjunct Professor, Duke University and Stanford University
I.G. Bromberg Memorial Visiting Professorship
"Can we Stop the Tsunami of Common, Chronic Disease in the Post-Pandemic Era?"
- Joseph Goldstein, M.D.
Professor of Molecular Genetics and Internal Medicine
Chair, Molecular Genetics
"How to Solve a Scientific Puzzle: Clues from Stockholm and Broadway"
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Goldstein was unable to present at Grand Rounds.
- Markey McNutt, M.D., Ph.D.
Eugene McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development,
Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics
“The Genetic Basis of Heritable Disease”
- Michael S. Brown, M.D.
The W.A. (Monty) Moncrief Distinguished Chair in Cholesterol and Arteriosclerosis Research
Paul J. Thomas Professor of Molecular Genetics
Director, Jonsson Center for Molecular Genetics
Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1985
- Marlene Rabinovitch, M.D.
Dwight and Vera Dunlevie Professor in Pediatric-Cardiology
Staff Scientist, Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Stanford University School of Medicine
Robert L. Johnson, Jr., M.D., Lectureship in Internal Medicine, hosted by Dr. Connie Hsia, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
“Crossing the Intersection of Genetics and Inflammation to Find a Cure for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension”