ICTR Presents the Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture October 5, 2013

Thumbnail of ICTR lecture poster

Saturday, October 5, 2013

9:00 am Breakfast and check-in
10:00 am Program followed by lunch

Free and open to the public
Advance registration required

Gary Gibbons, MD
Director of the National, Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH

The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) cordially invites you to attend the Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture on Saturday, October 5, 2013, in Turner Auditorium on the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore (Medical) Campus.  The program will feature a discussion by Gary Gibbons, MD, Director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in the National Institutes of Health, followed by a Q&A session.  The 2013 winners of both the Henrietta Lacks Dunbar Health Sciences Scholarship and the Urban Health Institute’s Henrietta Lacks Memorial Community Award will be announced.

This event is free and open to the public.  Advance registration is required.  Early registration is advised as space is limited.

** Video from the 2013 Lecture. **

The goal of this event is to describe the reach and complexity, both biomedically and ethically, of the story of Henrietta Lacks and HeLa cells as well as to provide some insight into the past, present, and future of the conduct of clinical research.  By honoring Mrs. Lacks and the positive global impact of HeLa cells through this lecture series, the ICTR hopes to acknowledge, thank and honor everyone who participates in the clinical research process.

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