Keynote Speaker


Clifford J. Rosen, MD
Senior Scientist

Principal Investigator

Northern New England Clinical & Translational Research Network


Keynote Presentation

"Embracing Clinical Research: Where Are We and Where are We Going?"


Clifford J. Rosen, MD, an endocrinologist and bone biologist, is a Senior Scientist at Maine Medical Center Research Institute (MMCRI). Since 2017, Dr. Rosen is also one of two Principal Investigators of the Northern New England Clinical & Translational Research Network (NNE-CTR). He currently runs an eleven-person basic and translational research laboratory at MMCRI. He has published nearly 500 peer-reviewed publications, has an H-index of 109, has authored more than thirty book chapters, and is an internationally sought-after speaker. Dr. Rosen is also an Associate Editor at the New England Journal of Medicine since 2014, and a Board of Reviewing Editor at eLife. His focus is on understanding the relationship between bone cells and fat cells in the marrow niche , and the role of parathyroid hormone defining lineage allocation. His work includes overseeing several large randomized clinical trials and serving on the Institute of Medicine Committee on calcium and vitamin D requirements. Dr. Rosen received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Maine, and his Doctor of Medicine from the Statue University of New York at Syracuse.