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Conversations on the Legacy of Henrietta Lacks: Rebecca Skloot, the Lacks family, and Ruth Faden, November 10 & 14, 2014

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Conversation with Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Monday, November 10, 2014, at 7:30pm
Ted Mann Concert Hall

NOTE: This event has been cancelled due to weather.

Join us for a conversation with Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which tells the story of Henrietta Lacks (known by scientists as HeLa). In 1951 doctors at Johns Hopkins took cancerous cells from her body without her knowledge. HeLa cells have played a major role in important scientific and medical advancements, but the Lacks family has received no compensation despite the billions of dollars that HeLa cells have generated in the medical industry. Skloot’s book raises critical questions about race, ethics, and scientific discovery.

Conversation with the Lacks Family and Ruth Faden

Friday, November 14, 2014, 9:45-11:30am
Northrop Memorial Auditorium

Two members of the Lacks family and Ruth Faden, Ph.D., M.P.H., director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, will share their perspectives on the legacy of Henrietta Lacks. The event will be moderated by Susan M. Wolf, J.D., McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine, and Public Policy.

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Free and open to the public. For more information, see CEHD Reads. Cosponsored with the Center for Bioethics; Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning: First Year Experience Program; College of Education & Human Development; College of Biological Sciences; School of Dentistry; School of Nursing; Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment, and the Life Sciences; Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development; Office for Equity and Diversity; Clinical and Translational Science Institute; Center for Health Equity; Center for Spirituality & Healing; and the Program in the History of Medicine.

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  1. Deanna ROctober 22, 2014 at 12:00 pmReply

    Do events require registration? Specifically Conversation with Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    Thank you

    • Aaron Victorin-VangerudOctober 22, 2014 at 12:13 pmReplyAuthor

      Registration is not required unless specified. In particular, these two events about Henrietta Lacks are free and open to the public.

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