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Thursday, September 12 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sound Health: Panel with Renée Fleming, Dr. Charles Limb, and Dr. Francis Collins

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Grammy®-winning soprano and Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor at Large Renée Fleming explores connections between the arts and wellness with renowned neuroscientist Dr. Charles Limb and Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health.

Sound Health is an initiative to expand our understanding of the connections between music and wellness: How music is processed by our brain, how it might impact our development, and how in some cases it might be used as a medical intervention for patients with a variety of conditions. Sound Health is a partnership between the Kennedy Center and National Institutes of Health, in association with the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Charles Limb, M.D.

Dr. Charles Limb is the Francis A. Sooy Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Chief of the Division of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery at UC San Francisco. He is also the Director of the Douglas Grant Cochlear Implant Center at UCSF and holds a joint... Read More →
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Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. was appointed the 16th Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate. He was sworn in on August 17, 2009. On June 6, 2017, President Donald Trump announced his selection of Dr. Collins to continue... Read More →
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Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming is one of the most highly-acclaimed singers of our time, performing on the stages of the world’s greatest opera houses, theaters, and concert halls. Honored with the National Medal of Arts as well as four Grammy Awards, she has sung for momentous occasions including... Read More →



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