"And the Band Played On" - Screening and Panel Discussion
Monday, May 4, 2015 from 5:15 PM to 8:15 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The gripping story of the first years of the AIDS epidemic in the United States and focuses on three key elements. Dr. Don Francis (played by Matthew Modine), an immunologist with experience in eradicating smallpox and containing the Ebola virus, joins the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to try and understand just what this disease is. He and his team, including Mary Guinan (played by Glenne Headly) must deal with bureaucracy and a government that doesn’t seem to care. The gay community in San Francisco is divided on the nature of the disease but also what should be done about it. The film also deals with the rivalry between Dr. Robert Gallo (played by Alan Alda), the American virologist who previously discovered the first retrovirus and his French counterpart at the Pasteur Institute, Dr. Luc Montagnier, that led to disputed claims about who was first to identify the AIDS virus.
Featuring a panel discussion with former CDC Disease hunters:
Don Francis, MD, Co-founder and Principal Investigator, Global Solutions for Infectious Diseases,
Mary Guinan, MD, Founding Dean, School of Community Health Sciences and Professor of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Art Reingold, MD, Professor, School of Public Health
Reception begins at 4:30.
When & Where
Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND)
The Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases (CEND) was established as a multi-disciplinary research unit at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2008, with the support of a generous donation by Henry H. “Sam” Wheeler, Jr. The mission of CEND is to help the University of California, Berkeley make innovative and substantial contributions to the global response to emerging and neglected infectious diseases. We at CEND believe that by educating potential innovators, connecting researchers from diverse disciplines, and investing in research, we can help the best and brightest minds at UC Berkeley access the resources they need to make meaningful and innovative contributions to our scientific understanding and ability to combat emerging and neglected diseases. For more information, visit us at: http://cend.globalhealth.berkeley.edu