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Genetic Stories with the Jesup Memorial Library and the Jackson Laboratory: Decoding Annie Parker


Date: Thursday Oct 20, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m. -

Description:

Join the Jesup Memorial Library and The Jackson Laboratory for a month-long film and discussion series that will feature a real-life perspective on the research the Jackson Laboratory does, including the impact it has on individuals like those in each film. The films all begin at 7 p.m., and will be preceded by a community social with hors d’oeuvres and beverages at 6:30 and followed by a discussion led by an expert in the community.

The last film of the series will be Decoding Annie Parker, starring Helen Hunt and Samantha Morton. Based on true events, Decoding Annie Parker is the hopeful and touching story of two remarkable women and their 15-year battle against a cruel and insidious illness, breast cancer. Waged on both scientific and emotional fronts, they are drawn together not just by the disease but by their shared determination and unconventional approaches to their research and to their lives. The post-film discussion will be led by Kimberly Lieber, M.D, from EMMC Breast Surgical Specialists.

“Genetic Stories: A Film and Discussion Series” is a partnership between The Jackson Laboratory and the Jesup Memorial Library in celebration of the Acadia Centennial and the rich heritage and vibrant present of scientific study at Acadia. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Grant number LG-80-15-0041-15) and is an IMLS/Cornerstones of Science project in conjunction with the Maine State Library. All films are free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

Location: Jesup Memorial Library
34 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, Maine
Contact Name: Melinda Rice
Contact Phone #: (207) 288-4245
Event web page: https://www.jax.org/education-and-learning/education-calendar/2016/october/genetic-stories-decoding
Event Sponsor(s): Jesup Memorial Library Jackson Laboratory 

This is a free event.

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