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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.


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 Registration for the event is not required. Sign language interpreters can be provided. Individuals who need reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Jacqueline Roberts,, (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 Additional information is available at nih-big-read-2017.

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

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