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Science on Screen®: Burden of Genius

Featuring a Q&A with Dr. Abhinav Humar and Dr. Velma Scantlebury
Beyond the Burden: Building on the Transplant Revolution
Sat., April 13 at 4 pm

Starzl laid the groundwork for a revolution that will continue to change medicine for generations. Dr. Abhinav Humar and Dr. Velma Scantlebury will discuss how many of the challenges Starzl faced continue to inform the field, what the future of transplantation and immunology will look like, and how it will change our world.

About the speakers:

Humar is the Clinical Director of the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute and the Chief, Division of Transplantation in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Formerly the Director of the University of Minnesota’s Liver Transplant Program, Humar has continued to build on Starzl’s pioneering work since coming to Pittsburgh, making history recently through his work teaching the body to accept new organs using immune cells to free patients from complications produced by anti-rejection drugs.

Scantlebury was a Starzl fellow in Pittsburgh in the 1980s and is the first African American woman transplant surgeon in the U.S. She has received many honors in her career having been named to both the Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors in America lists multiple times. Scantlebury has been awarded the Woman of Spirit Award for inspiring others and the Gift of Life Award from the National Kidney Foundation. She has performed over 2,000 transplants and published many peer-reviewed papers as well as a new book, “Beyond Every Wall” which begins with her meeting Starzl.

About Science on Screen:

The Science on Screen series pairs screenings of classic, cult, science fiction, and documentary films with lively presentations by notable experts from the world of science and technology. Each film is used as a jumping-off point for a speaker to introduce current research or technological advances in a manner that engages audiences of all backgrounds. Science on Screen is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.


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Note: To purchase tickets for Science on Screen: Burden of Genius, please be sure to select the showing on April 13 at 4 pm from the drop-down menu of dates below.


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  • Senior and child prices are for 65 and over and 12 and under respectively.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.


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Show Times

Apr 12, 2019 - Apr 18, 20194:00 pm
7:00 pm

About The Rangos Giant Cinema

The Rangos Giant Cinema is the most technologically advanced motion picture experience in Pittsburgh, boasting a 70-by-38-foot Certified Giant Screen, crystal-clear images, brilliant colors, and rich surround sound. It features two industry-leading Christie® laser-illuminated 4K laser digital projectors and a premium Dolby Atmos® surround sound system with 45 speakers.

By virtue of the technology, colorful and comfortable architecture, and atmosphere, The Rangos is designed to be a destination that provides immersive and exciting experiences to our guests. After your stay, we want you to feel like you have visited the “Mother of all Theaters.”

The theater’s technology provides extensive capabilities and significant opportunities for you to enjoy a broad range of dynamic content. From Hollywood feature films, film festivals, cult and classic films, to educational and event films, 3D experiences, and extreme special effects, look for something new, exciting, and unique every month.



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