Skiffy at NIH!

Science in the Cinema 2012 is a free film festival offered by the National Institutes of Health Office of Science Education this summer at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD. A couple selections are sf.

Here is the full slate: Gattaca (July 11), Elling (July 18), Door to Door (July 25), A Dangerous Method (August 1), Contagion (August 8 ) and 65 Red Roses (August 15).

An expert provides commentary and leads an audience question-and-answer period after the showing. Here are more details about Gattaca and Contagion:

For Gattaca the theme is genetic engineering. The guest speaker is Les Biesecker, M.D., Senior Investigator and Chief, Genetic Disease Research Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health.

For Contagion the theme is pandemics and emerging infectious diseases. The guest speakers are Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health; and W. Ian Lipkin, M.D., John Snow Professor of Epidemiology, Professor of Neurology and Pathology, and Director, Center for Infection and Immunity, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY.

The information for the non-sf films can be found on the website.

[Thanks to Michael J Walsh for the story.]

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3 thoughts on “Skiffy at NIH!

  1. Mike: I think if I keep nitpicking I will turn into Jack Speer but it’s Silver SPRING, Maryland. “Silver Springs” is in Florida. Martin

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