Date(s) - September 16, 2017
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Congregation B'nai Torah
Selichot Service with Congregations Beth El Fairfield, Rodeph Sholom, B’nai Israel and hosted by B’nai Torah
Reflections on Human Gene Editing and Jewish Values
WITH GUEST SPEAKER Dr. Barry Coller
Saturday, September 16, 2017
B’nai Torah • 5700 Main Street, Trumbull
8:15 pm Havdallah
8:30 pm Speaker
9:30 pm Refreshments
10:00 pm Selichot Service
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Dr. Barry S. Coller received his BA degree from Columbia College and his MD from New York University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Bellevue Hospital in New York City and advanced training in hematology and clinical pathology at the National Institutes of Health. He served as the Head of the Hematology Division and Clinical Chief of the University Hospital Hematology Laboratory. He was awarded the title of Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Pathology at Stony Brook. Dr. Coller served as the Murray M. Rosenberg Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and he currently serves as Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He also serves as the founding Director of the Rockefeller University Center for Clinical and Translational Science and the Principal Investigator of the University’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). Dr. Coller’s research interests have focused on hemostasis and thrombosis, in particular platelet physiology. He developed a monoclonal antibody that inhibits platelet function and a derivative of that antibody was approved for human use bythe FDA in 1994, which has wide clinical use to prevent complications of percutaneous coronary interventions such as angioplasty and stent insertion for heart attacks.