Tompkins Count Immunization Coalition and
Tompkins County Health Department present
HILLEMAN: A PERILOUS QUEST TO SAVE THE WORLD’S CHILDREN
Tuesday, May 8 at 7 pm
Panel Discussion to Follow
Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman is credited with saving over 8 million lives a year, yet no one knows his name. HILLEMAN: A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children tells the inspiring story of Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman, a man with a singular, unwavering focus: to eliminate the diseases of children. From his poverty-stricken youth on the plains of Montana, he came to prevent pandemic flu, develop the measles-mumps- rubella (MMR) vaccine, and invent the first-ever vaccine against a human cancer. Now through exclusive interviews with Dr. Hilleman and his peers, rare archival footage, and 3-D animations, this film puts a human face to vaccine science, revealing the character that drove this bold, complex, and heroic man.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion session. Panel Members include Dr. Margaruite Uphoff, accomplished Ithaca Pediatrician, NE Pediatrics, Dr. William Klepack, Medical Director of Tompkins County Health Department & Family practice provider, Serese Marosta, COO of Families Fighting Flu & mother of a healthy child lost to Influenza, and Dr. Cynthia Leifer, Cornell University Immunologist, Dryden Mom & Published Scientist!