Medicine Grand Rounds with Tufts' Dr. Clifford J. Rosen on Osteoporosis

Wed, 01/31/2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson presents:

Topic: “Vitamin D: Where is the Evidence for Supplementation?”
[Clifford J. Rosen, MD, an older gentleman with white hair, glasses and a pink dress shirt with a red bowtie with yellow skulls on it.]Clifford J. Rosen, MD

Noon-1 p.m., Lecture Hall, Room 5403
College of Medicine – Tucson
(See flyer below for ALL virtual viewing links.)

— A light lunch will be provided. —


Dr. Cliff Rosen is a highly accomplished physician-scientist with an extensive background in endocrinology and bone biology. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry with honors from the University of Maine, followed by his medical doctorate from the State University of New York in Syracuse. He did his internship, internal medicine residency and chief residency at UMass Medical Center, in Worcester, Mass., and his fellowship in endocrinology at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

Throughout his career, Dr. Rosen has been actively engaged in both translational and applied research. His primary focus lies in studying mesenchymal stem cell fate, specifically exploring the transition between pre-adipocytes and pre-osteoblasts. His laboratory has conducted significant research on lineage allocation, examining biochemical determinants and their alterations in conditions such as osteoporosis and obesity.

Dr. Rosen has played a pivotal role in overseeing large-scale randomized trials related to osteoporosis and obesity. He served as the president of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research and has received continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health for over thirty years, initially at the Jackson Laboratory, in Bar Harbor, Maine, and later at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute – now MaineHealth Institute for Research. He is the author of over 600 peer-reviewed publications and 34 book chapters covering a broad spectrum of topics in clinical and basic bone biology. He has also served as associate editor at the New England Journal of Medicine for the past nine years.

After serving as director of Clinical and Translational Research at Maine Medical Center’s Research Institute for the past 15 years, he now holds the position of senior scientist and associate director there, in addition to serving as a professor of medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston.

Dr. Rosen has overseen numerous Phase II and III clinical trials, serving on advisory panels for the Food and Drug Administration, and participating on numerous committees of the Institute of Medicine, now known as the National Academy of Medicine. He has held many key positions, including chair of the NIH Review Panel for Skeletal Biology and Bone Diseases, and chair of the Clinical Trials Review Panel for the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, to name a few. He also served as president (2002-03) of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. 


■ Flyer for this event:  dom_grand_rounds_flyer_2024-01-31_v3.pdf

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds are held in Room 5403, on the fifth floor of the College of Medicine – Tucson. To view Medicine Grand Rounds remotely, see this live weblink: To view it after the fact, click on "Archive" at the top of this same link's webpage and, from the dropdown menu under "Category," select "Medicine Grand Rounds" and click "Search" to find the event you're seeking.

Accreditation Statement: The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement: All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with ineligible companies that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Diagnose a variety of internal medicine illnesses
  • Understand more clearly advances in therapy
  • Become truly professional physicians

For questions or accommodations that may be necessary, please contact the Office of the Chair, 520-626-6349 at least three days in advance of event. 

Event Location: 

UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Lecture Hall, Room 5403

1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85721


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Event Coordinator Name: 
Natasha Piechota
Event Contact Department: 
Department of Medicine, Office of the Chair