Discovery’s 3 Part Documentary: First in Human

The National Institutes of Health is proud to announce the premiere of Discovery’s three-part documentary, First in Human, which features the real-life experiences of patients, their families, doctors, researchers, staff, and caregivers at the NIH Clinical Center, the nation’s largest hospital devoted entirely to clinical research. Airing on three sequential Thursday evenings on August 10, 17, and 24, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery, 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 withJohn Hoffman (Weight of the Nation, Sleepless in America).

For more than a year, Discovery was embedded in the NIH Clinical Center capturing the challenges faced in developing cutting edge science to diagnose and treat diseases. Showcasing the innovative work taking place within the NIH Clinical Center, the documentary provides an in-depth look at the reality of experimental medicine, and the courageous volunteer patients who take part in the first-in-human trials to test safety and effectiveness.