The Human Trial: Free Streaming Film Screening and Panel Discussion
This special event was made possible by NIH All of Us Research Program, Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), and the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD).
The Human Trial introduces audiences to a radical stem cell treatment for diabetes, a disease that, shockingly, kills more than five million people each year. Peeling back the headlines to show the sweat, passion and sacrifice poured into every medical breakthrough, the film interweaves the stories of the patients - who have borne the physical and financial burdens of type 1 diabetes - with the researchers who epitomize the struggle of innovating cures. Director Lisa Hepner - whose own T1D fuels her search for a cure - becomes the bridge between these two worlds. Watch the trailer.
Students, employees, and community members may stream this film anytime from March 28 - April 28, 2023 for free. To register:
Enter your first name, last name, email address and this invitation code: THT-NNLM
Note: You can return to the film as many times as you like during the screening window by clicking “Event Login” and entering the same email address and invitation code. Please see the FAQ section within the screening room if you have any questions. If additional support is required, please email lib-NAPCengage@uiowa.edu.
On April 4, 2023 at 4pm ET, the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD), and the All of Us Research Program will present a special panel discussion and Q&A about the documentary. Panelists include Director, Lisa Hepner, and experts in the Diabetes and cure research space. The discussion will livestreamed on YouTube and a recording will be posted.
Join All of Us PA, the Network of the National Library of Medicine and SciStarter for a one-hour live, online event to learn about how you can make a difference with citizen science: real scientific research.
This event will provide an introduction to citizen science and to the All of Us research program, an exciting precision medicine study. The All of Us research program is inviting one million people across the U.S. to help build one of the most diverse health databases in history. They welcome participants from all backgrounds, and researchers will use the data to learn how our biology, lifestyle and environment affect health. This can help researchers find ways to treat and prevent disease.
This live, online event will include a live demo and Q&A about the All of Us Data Browser (https://databrowser.researchallofus.org/), which provides interactive views of the publicly available All of Us Research Program participant data.
On January 27, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Center on Halsted will present a special screening of FAUCI, a new documentary from National Geographic. After the film, the groups will host a live conversation with longtime AIDS activist and survivor Michael Manganiello about the importance of representation in medical research.
October 13, 2021: New Media, New Advocacy: How Racial Bias is Being Tackled in Medicine
New Media, New Advocacy: How Racial Bias is Being Tackled in Medicine
Presented by Joel Bervell Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 11:00am EST
The COVID-19 pandemic has helped highlight numerous healthcare inequities that exist. Data from early in the pandemic showed that African Americans were dying from COVID-19 at higher rates, highlighting health inequities that have existed for years. And unfortunately, statistics like this about health disparities are numerous.
Black mothers are consistently more likely to die from complications surrounding pregnancy and childbirth. “Racial-corrections” in spirometry algorithms assume that Black, Asian, and Latinx patients have lower lung capacities. And medical schools don’t frequently teach how dermatology conditions look on darker skin. With these varying health outcomes being more heavily critiqued, a new wave of advocacy is emerging, led by young people, to combat systemic disparities in medicine.
This talk will dive into the history of various health disparities that exist in medicine, discuss how they manifest in practice, and examine the new ways in which students, organizations, and hospitals are tackling racial bias in medicine.
October 24 at 5 p.m.: Online Watch Party of Life Interrupted
October is Breast Cancer Awareness and Health Literacy Month, join the National Library of Medicine on October 24th at 5 pm ET for a virtual Watch Party and panel discussion of Life Interrupted, a documentary featuring empowering stories of breast cancer survivors.