"Resistance: the Film"

Feb 25, 2015, 6:00 pm7:30 pm
300 Wallace Hall
Free & open to the public


Event Description

Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Panelists: Michael Graziano, Laura Kahn, Aude Teillant

Antibiotics were first massed-produced in the 1940s. Their ability to fight and kill bacteria revolutionized medicine and had profound effects on everything from agriculture to war. After less than 80 years, however, these miracle drugs are failing. Resistant infections kill hundreds of thousands of people around the world each year, and there are now dozens of so-called Superbugs each with its own challenges and costs. How did this happen? Using microscopic footage, harrowing personal stories, and expert insights RESISTANCE clarifies the problem of antibiotic resistance, how we got to this point, and what we can do to turn the tide.

Pizza and salad will be served beginning at 5:45pm.

About the Panelists:

Michael Graziano founded small-r media in 2014. Prior to small-r Michael was a partner at Uji Films where he helped create original films and commissioned work for a number of clients including Al Jazeera, The Tribune Company, WIRED and more. Recently, Michael directed the feature documentary Resistance (2014).  Prior to forming Uji Michael was a PhD Candidate in film and media studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL .

Dr. Laura H. Kahn, a physician, is a research scholar with the Program on Science and Global Security at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.      

A native of California, Dr. Kahn holds a B.S. degree in nursing from UCLA, an M.D. from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, a Master of Public Health from Columbia University and a Master of Public Policy from Princeton University. In April 2006, she published Confronting Zoonoses, Linking Human and Veterinary Medicine in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases. That publication helped launch the One Health Initiative (http://www.onehealthinitiative.com). In 2010 and 2011, she taught, “When Cows go Crazy: The inextricable links between human and animal health,” to Princeton University freshman. She is the author of “Who’s in Charge? Leadership during epidemics, bioterror attacks, and other public health crises” published in 2009 by Praeger Security International. She writes regular online columns for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and has published in many peer- reviewed journals.  She is currently writing a book about the politics of antimicrobial resistance using a One Health approach. 

Dr. Kahn is a fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and is a recipient of the New Jersey Chapter’s Laureate Award. In 2010, the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES) awarded her with an honorary diploma for her work in One Health. In 2014, she received a Presidential Award for Meritorious Service from the American Association of Public Health Physicians.

Aude Teillant is a research assistant at Princeton University, NJ, and works on public policy to tackle antibiotic resistance, both in human medicine and agriculture. She holds a M.S. in Biology and a master’s degree in Political Science. Prior to joining Princeton University, she spent three years as a policy analyst in the office of the French Prime Minister, Paris, working in particular on antibiotic resistance.

This event is sponsored by the Health Grand Challenge.