NNLM Reading Club Presents...
A virtual live author talk series to discuss books on topics related to health and health equity
NNLM and our All of Us community partners spent part of an afternoon with Amy Byer Shainman, author, filmmaker, and BRCA Responder, and Ellen Matloff, a Certified Genetic Counselor, to discuss and answer audience questions about hereditary cancer syndromes. Watch the recording
Edgar Gil Rico, National Alliance for Hispanic Health, was joined by Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, MD to discuss his book, Becoming Dr. Q, and share his wondrous journey from a child in a Mexican village to a migrant farmworker in California to a world-renown brain surgeon and researcher. Dr. Q also answered audience questions. Watch the recording
Bill Sullivan is a professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, where he studies genetics and microbiology. Mixing cutting-edge research and relatable humor, his book, Pleased to Meet Me, is filled with fascinating insights that shine a light on who we really are--and how we might become our best selves. Watch the recording
Dani McClain and Andrea Collier discussed McClain’s book, We Live for the We: the Political Power of Black Motherhood and how Black mothering is an inherently political act: Black women are more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth than women of any other race; Black mothers must stand before television cameras reminding the world that their slain children were human beings. Dani read from her memoir and shared her own experiences of mothering. Watch the recording
Author Dr. Robert Wachter, Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and one of the nation’s most influential physician-executives, discussed how digital health and health technology have evolved since his book was published in 2015 and what patients need to know in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. He gave a short presentation, read briefly from his book, and then answered questions. Watch the recording