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Behind the Science with Joe Palca: Insights from Scientific Innovators

Evening Lecture

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1B0070
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)
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Scientists are among the most interesting people you’ll ever meet, and they do some of the most exciting and creative work imaginable. But for most of us, that work can often seem abstract and hard to grasp.

Back by popular demand, Joe Palca, NPR science correspondent, is ready once again to come to the rescue. He’s gathered a group of scientists—including two Nobel laureates—to join him for a series that offers insights into what they do and why it’s important to you. Informal conversations will reveal dynamic fields filled with innovation, passion, and promise that are worlds away from coolly clinical, lab-coated stereotypes. You’ll come away from these entertaining and accessible sessions with plenty of new information, as well as a deeper confidence in your ability to make the connection between science and your life. Last year’s series sold out, so be sure to reserve your spot soon. 

Featured Topic: Global Health

Featured Scientist: Anthony Fauci, director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH

Palca welcomes Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH. Dr. Fauci has been on the front lines of global health issues like HIV/AIDS, SARS, and bird flu. Most recently, he has been a key voice on the Ebola outbreak, weighing in on quarantine procedures, vaccine research, and the need for a global health security agenda.

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