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“BEATING SUPERBUGS: CAN WE WIN?” — a Film Premiere and Expert Panel Event

February 1, 2021

Recombinant Films is set to premiere “Beating Superbugs: Can We Win?” later this month via livestream along with an expert panel discussion including Levy CIMAR Director, Dr. Helen Boucher, Chief of Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center. Five years in the making, this documentary reveals the extensive global surge toward combating superbugs, which the filmmakers call “a scourge on their own and predictable killer-partners with COVID-19.” Following the premiere, the panel will discuss the film’s major themes. Here are the details:

“Beating Superbugs: Can We Win?”
When: Thursday, February 11th, 2021, from  4:30 to 6:30 p.m. PST / 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., EST
Where: Zoom for the live event, and Amazon/Vimeo to watch after the premiere date. (Please watch this space for updates.)

Panel Discussion (to follow the hour-long film):

  • Moderator: Dr. Victor Nizet, MD, Distinguished Professor & Vice Chair for Basic Research, Department of Pediatrics; Distinguished Professor, Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences; Chief, Division of Host-Microbe Systems & Therapeutics; Faculty Lead, Collaborative to Halt Antibiotic-Resistant Microbes (CHARM), UCSD
  • Dr. Helen Boucher, MD, Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program; Chief, Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases; Director, Stuart B. Levy Center for Integrated Management of Antimicrobial Resistance (CIMAR), Tufts University
  • Dr. James Collins, PhD, Termeer Professor of Bioengineering, Department of Biological Engineering and Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, MIT; also affiliated with the Broad Institute and the Wyss Institute.
  • Dr. Scott H. Podolsky, MD, Professor, Department of Social Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor, Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • ​Dr. Muhammad Zaman, PhD, Professor, Boston University, Biomedical Engineering; Lab research: Systems Biology of Cancer, Cell Adhesion and Migration in 3D environments, Cellular Mechanics

To learn more about this film and accompanying panel, please view the trailer below or visit www.beatingsuperbugs.com.

True this! 👇S aureus bloodstream infection is BAD! @ARLGnetwork @davidvanduin @IDSAInfo @LevyCIMAR @tufts_id https://t.co/3aTJbhb6gL

Awesome news on B.1.351 convalescent serum (S.African Variant). Pretty nice titers against earlier variants, meaning a vaccine or boost against B.1.351 will probably work really well against the earlier variants. https://t.co/SkGMsHDUR0

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