NIH Director's Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series

Date and Time

NIH Main Campus, NIH Clinical Center (Building 10), Masur Auditorium

Event Information

"The social life of DNA"
Co-hosted by ORWH and the National Institute on Aging.

For more information on the NIH Director's Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series, please visit https://oir.nih.gov/wals

Speaker

Alondra Nelson, Ph.D., M.Phil.
President of the Social Science Research Council
Professor of Sociology
Columbia University

Dr. Nelson is president of the Social Science Research Council and professor of sociology at Columbia University. An award-winning scholar of science, medicine, and social inequality, her recent books include The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the GenomeGenetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race, and History, and Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination. Dr. Nelson has contributed to national policy discussions on inequality, and about the social implications of new technologies, including artificial intelligence, big data, direct-to-consumer genetics, and human gene-editing. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Data and Society Research Institute. Dr. Nelson is chair of the American Sociological Association Section on Science, Knowledge, and Technology and is an elected member of the Sociological Research Association.

Conference Venue

NIH Clinical Center (Building 10), Masur Auditorium
National Institutes of Health
10 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892

Building 10 is part of the NIH and is located on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD, approximately 5 miles from Washington D.C.

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All visitors must enter the NIH campus through the NIH Gateway Center, located adjacent to the Medical Center Metro Station at the South Drive entrance to campus from Rockville Pike / Wisconsin Avenue (Route 355). You will be asked to submit to a vehicle or personal inspection. Visitors will be required to show one (1) form of identification (a government-issued photo ID-driver's license, passport, green card, etc.) and to state the purpose of their visit.

Please note: visitor parking is limited at NIH. Visitors are encouraged to use public transportation such as the Metrorail subway system which has a convenient stop (Medical Center) on the NIH campus. Visit the "Metro" site   for information on fares and schedules. For visitors arriving in vehicles, on motorcycles or bicycles, the Gateway Vehicle Inspection Station (Building 66A), provides multiple inspection lanes and allows visitors to go through inspection and get a visitor badge in one centralized, efficient process. Vehicles enter the Gateway Center complex through a new roadway, "NIH Gateway Drive," just south of the intersection of the previous visitor entrance at South Drive and Rockville Pike. Vehicles that choose to bypass parking in MLP-11 will go through inspection and enter campus at Center Drive near the National Library of Medicine. (See Gateway Map)

Visit the NIH Visitor’s Center for more information about the NIH security process, visitor’s parking, and parking fares.