May 30, 2018

The Franklin Institute Hosts HILLEMAN Screening as Part of Teacher Development Program

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The Franklin Institute offers a variety of professional development workshops and programming for teachers. Their spring 2018 development sessions included a screening of the Hilleman film followed by a Q and A session with Paul A. Offit, MD, Director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Before the film, Dr. Hilleman’s wife, Lorraine, gave introductory remarks. Audience reactions included, “I can’t believe I haven’t heard of Dr. Hilleman!” and “What a great film! It gave me chills.” The session also included an interactive “tour” of the Vaccine Makers Project website to share information about free lesson modules and film clips related to Dr. Hilleman’s life and work, the immune system and infectious diseases.