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Event Type:  Annual Event
Title:  NIH Big Read: I Contain Multitudes Author Ed Yong in Conversation with Dr. Francis Collins
Description:  The NIH Library and the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) are pleased to announce the NIH Big Read 2018 featuring "I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life" by Ed Yong. This book, published in 2016, examines the world of the microbes that exist within and around us in a fascinating tour that takes us through their history, and illuminates the impact they have on our daily lives.

Join us on Tuesday, June 5 when author and science journalist Ed Yong visits NIH to discuss his book with NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins in an informal conversation. The program will be held in Masur Auditorium, Building 10, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. After the formal program ends, there will be a Meet and Greet and book signing with Mr. Yong on the FAES Terrace in Building 10 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. followed by a reception for the author in the NIH Library from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Before the final event in June, we invite you to discuss the book with your NIH colleagues in a series of book discussions hosted by the NIH Library in April and May. Get started reading now through the NIH Library’s OverDrive platform. Unlimited online access to both the eBook and the audiobook is available from April 2 through July 2 for all NIH staff. Learn more on the NIH Big Read information page at
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Name:   Ed Yong
Title:   Journalist and Science Writer
Organization:   The Atlantic
City/Province:   Washington DC
State:   District of Columbia
Country:   USA
Name:   Dr. Francis Collins
Title:   NIH Director
Organization:   NIH
City/Province:   Bethesda
State:   Maryland
Country:   USA

Organization(s):  [NIH] Office of Research Services (OD/ORS)

Location:  On the main NIH Campus
Building:  Building 10 (Clinical Center)
Room:  Masur Auditorium
Street Address:  10 Center Drive
City:  Bethesda
State:  Maryland
Zip Code:  20892

Name:   Kathleen McGlaughlin
Phone:   301-594-6201
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