National Academy of Medicine

To illuminate important issues in health and biomedical sciences, the National Academy of Medicine is proud to introduce a series of documentary screenings followed by expert discussions. For more information, contact Laura DeStefano, NAM director of communications. To receive notification of upcoming events, sign up for our mailing list.

Next Event

Bending the Arc

The story of Jim Yong Kim, Paul Farmer, and Ophelia Dahl — and how they built a movement that changed global health forever. Watch the trailer >>

Forthcoming early 2018

Past Events

The New Barbarianism

Exploring the growing trend of violence toward health and humanitarian aid workers in global conflict zones. Discussion featuring Steve Morrison of the Center for Strategic & International Studies, executive producer and director of the film, alongside Peggy Hamburg, National Academy of Medicine; Leonard Rubenstein, Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Alexandra Boivin, International Committee of the Red Cross; and Patty Evers, National Academies Committee on Human Rights. Watch the trailer >>

Black Women in Medicine

Honoring black female doctors and promoting diversity and inclusion in the STEM fields. Discussing featuring the film’s director, Crystal Emery, alongside Veronica Nelson, Advancing Minority Interests in Engineering; Eugene DeLoatch, Morgan State University; Sarah EchoHawk, American Indian Science and Engineering Society; Jennifer Ellis, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Washington DC; Jill Houghton, U.S. Business Leadership Network – Diversity At Work; and Raymond Mellado, Board of Great Minds in STEM. Watch the trailer >>

Unseen Enemy

Why infectious disease outbreaks are becoming epidemics in the 21st century and how we can stop them. Discussion featuring the film’s writer/director Janet Tobias alongside Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent; Nahid Bhadelia, National Emerging Diseases Laboratory; Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Richard Hatchett, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations; Peter Sands, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Watch the trailer >>