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Rigor Mortis: An Evening with Richard Harris: June 28

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

National Academy of Sciences Building - Terrace
2101 Constitution Ave., NW

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Join us for an evening with award-winning science journalist and NPR science correspondent Richard Harris. Harris will discuss his latest book Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions, reflect on his more than three decades of science reporting, and dive into what he feels are the most pressing science issues facing the country.

In Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions Harris brings to light the challenges that face biomedical research and the damaging impact of the hyper competitive quest for research funding. He lays bare these urgent issues with vivid anecdotes, including patients feeling the brunt of these problems. Interviews with some of the nation’s top biomedical researches reveal new strategies for resolving the reproducibility crisis.

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