Discovery’s three-part documentary, First in Human, which follows the experiences of patients, their families, doctors, researchers, staff, and caregivers at the NIH Clinical Center, will air on three sequential Thursday evenings: August 10, 17, and 24, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. First in Human is narrated and executive produced by Emmy®, Golden Globe®, and Critics Choice® winning actor Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory, Hidden Figures), in collaboration with John Hoffman (Weight of the Nation, Sleepless in America).
To further educate the public about clinical research and the NIH, we are planning social media events around the three episodes. We invite you to join us in any of these events using #FirstinHuman:
August 9, 2017 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
The twitter chat will focus on the importance of clinical trials, and the clinical research process. John Hoffman, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, NIH Clinical Center CEO Dr. James Gilman, and several researchers featured in First in Human will be responding to questions about the film and the importance of clinical research. @Discovery will host.
Use #FirstinHuman to join and help promote. We are attaching our twitter chat promo image which you should feel free to use on your social media channels.
August 10, 17 & 24 from 9:00 – 11:00 pm ET
@NIH will be live tweeting all three episodes. Follow along and join the conversation using #FirstinHuman.