BOSTON, MA —
Today, the Museum of Science, Boston, announced Dr. Priscilla Chan as the headliner of the Fall 2021 after-hours adult programming lineup. The one-night-only Lee and Nile Albright Annual Symposium invites guests to learn about the work of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) and how the organization aims to help solve some of the toughest challenges in Science and other areas. The event will be held virtually on Monday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. EST and is free to the public. Tickets are available now at mos.org/adults
During the event, Dr. Priscilla Chan will discuss CZI’s efforts to accelerate biomedicine by supporting the science and technology that will help make it possible to cure, prevent, or manage all diseases by the end of the century. She will be joined in conversation by president of the Museum of Science, Boston, Tim Ritchie.
“We are honored to present Dr. Priscilla Chan to the Museum audience and allow an opportunity for our community to learn about the important work being done at CZI supporting scientific research that prioritizes the health of everyone, in all communities” said James Monroe, producer of adult programs and theater experiences at the Museum of Science. “We hope that this keynote and conversation with Dr. Chan will offer our audience an inside look at one of the leading global scientific entities and its work towards establishing a more equitable and sustainable future for all.”
As a pediatrician and educator, Dr. Priscilla Chan’s frontline work with patients and students has informed her desire to find new paths to manage and cure disease, improve education, and expand opportunity for more people. She founded the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative in 2015 with her husband, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Together, they are building a new kind of philanthropy – one aimed at harnessing technology, impact investing, and advocacy in addition to grantmaking.
Priscilla grew up in Quincy, Massachussets. She earned her BA in Biology at Harvard University and her MD at the University of California, San Francisco.
This event will be held virtually on Monday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. and is free with registration. Please visit mos.org