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Target Zero Film Screening


Preventing HIV Transmission
Los Angeles, CA


Please join Peter March, Executive Dean, Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences, for a film screening and panel discussion with the film creators.


TargetZero HelenBerman Person2of2Target Zero is a documentary that shows the challenge and emotional complexity of the fight to control HIV infection. It features real-life patient stories, state of the art molecular animations, and interviews with medical professionals and scientists. These accounts illuminate the history of the HIV epidemic and reveal the ongoing need for compassionate, patient-centered care and a true understanding of the science behind the treatments.

Target Zero is a collaborative effort among scientists, physicians, patients, artists, and film makers at RCSB Protein Data Bank, Rutgers University, University of Utah, and the University of Southern California.


For more information about Target Zero visit the documentary website. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
7:00-7:30 pm - Check-in, refreshments and beverages
7:30-8:30 pm - Target Zero documentary screening
8:30-9:00 pm - Q&A panel 
The panel will feature scientists, and medical professionals featured in the film, along with the Target Zero filmmakers (more information below).

Real D Theatre
100 N Crescent Dr
Beverly Hills, California 90210

RSVP Required by June 14, 2019:
Registration is now closed.
Space is limited.



Eddy Arnold, PhD
Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University who conducted pioneering HIV research leading to the discovery and development of two FDA-approved drugs. Dr. Arnold continues to pursue research on the fundamental biology of HIV with a focus on the reverse transcriptase enzyme.

Jed Dannenbaum, PhD
Executive Producer and Professor of Practice Emeritus at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. A story consultant and nonfiction filmmaker, he has dozens of nonfiction film credits as a writer, producer and director, and was co-author of the Simon and Schuster book Creative Filmmaking From the Inside Out.

David Goodsell, PhD
Professor of Molecular Biology at the Scripps Research Institute and Research Professor at Rutgers University. His research uses computer graphics and simulation to explore structure/function relationships in key biological systems.

Michael Gottlieb, MD
Los Angeles-based physician who was one of the first people to identify AIDS as an immune deficiency disease. A Rutgers alumnus, Dr. Gottlieb was one of the leaders in the HIV/AIDS research and activism that led to a robust national response to the epidemic.

Mary Posatko, MFA
Director and Producer. She is on the faculty at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. She directed and produced several documentaries and short films, among them the critically-acclaimed Ain’t in It for My Health: a Film about Levon Helm.

Alice Stek, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology and Director of Perinatal HIV Services at the USC School of Medicine. Her current research focuses on the use of antiretroviral medications in pregnancy.


Helen M. Berman, Ph.D.
Executive Producer, Board of Governors Distinguished Professor Emerita of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University, and former director of the RCSB Protein Data Bank (PDB)-the international archive of information about the three dimensional structures of biological macromolecules.


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