He served as a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University; School of Medicine and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute from 1999 C 2004, and received the prestigious Alfred Blalock
Research Award in 2004.
(Alan Rickman at his most sonorously imperious), who, with his assistant Vivien Thomas (Mos Def, who nicely underplays many obvious scenes) and Dr.
, a white surgeon and Vivien Thomas, an African American lab technician, performed a revolutionary heart surgery procedure in 1944.
("Love Actually," Emmy(R) winner for HBO's "Rasputin"), Mos Def as Vivien Thomas ("Monster's Ball," Broadway's "Top Dog/Underdog"), Kyra Sedgwick ("Personal Velocity," "Born on the Fourth of July"), and Gabrielle Union ("Bring It On," "Deliver Us From Eva"), with Charles S.