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Hilleman: A Perilous Quest to Save the World's Children

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Bethesda Marriott

5151 Pooks Hill Road

Bethesda, MD 20814

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The greatest scientist of the 20th century, and no one knows his name. This documentary tells the inspiring story of Maurice Hilleman, PhD, a man with a singular, unwavering focus: to eliminate the diseases of children. From his poverty-stricken youth on the plains of Montana, he came to prevent pandemic flu, develop the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, and invent the first-ever vaccine against human cancer. Now through exclusive interviews with Dr. Hilleman and his peers, rare archival footage, and 3-D animation, this film puts a human face to vaccine science, revealing the character that drove this bold, complex, and heroic man.

After the film, there will be a Q&A with Paul A. Offit, MD, Director, Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

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