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April 7, 2017
Vol. LXIX, No. 7

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APR. 17
‘Big Read’ Presentation Features Best-Selling Author Mukherjee

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee will present The NIH Big Read.
Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee will present The NIH Big Read.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee returns to NIH on Monday, Apr. 17 to discuss his latest book The Gene: An Intimate History (2016). His presentation, the featured event of the inaugural NIH Big Read program, will take place in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 from 2 to 3 p.m. The presentation will be followed by a meet-and-greet with Mukherjee on the FAES Terrace from 3 to 4 p.m. He is the best-selling author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (2010).

The NIH Big Read is a collaborative program presented by the NIH Library and the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences. The NIH Big Read 2017 began with a series of book discussions about The Gene and concludes with this special presentation by the author.

Mukherjee’s presentation will also be available to view online (NIH only) at http://videocast.nih.gov. Registration for the event is not required. Sign language interpreters can be provided. Individuals who need reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Jacqueline Roberts, Jacqueline.Roberts@nih.gov, (301) 594-6747 or the Federal Relay, 800-877-8339.

For more information about The NIH Big Read, contact the NIH Library at (301) 496-1080 or email nihlibrary@nih.gov. Additional information is available at http://nihlibrary.nihlibrary.com/about-us/news/ nih-big-read-2017.

The NIH Big Read was inspired by the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program.

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