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During this FREE event, veteran medical journalist Meredith Wadman will discuss her book The Vaccine Race. It tells the timely, epic, and controversial story of the development of the first widely-used normal human cell line and, through it, important viral vaccines, including the vaccine for rubella (German measles). Far from being an instrument of history, vaccine development in the modern era is targeting new (and reemerging) infectious diseases, including Ebola, Zika, Influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Dr. April Killikelly, a scientist at NIH's Vaccine Research Center, will discuss the latest tools and technologies used to design tomorrow’s vaccines. Following the discussion, Dr. Wadman will be signing copies of The Vaccine Race. We will have copies available for purchase on site via credit/debit card ONLY.