Category Archive: 2017 Community

Research Participant Satisfaction Survey Results


Twice a year the ICTR evaluates the satisfaction of participants enrolled in Johns Hopkins research. December 2016 Survey 171 participants completed Johns Hopkins’ Institute for Clinical and Translational Research December 2016-January 2017 Research Participation Satisfaction survey. Results demonstrated that participants were largely satisfied with their experiences in research studies: 94% stated that they would probably or definitely recommend joining a research study to their family and friends 95% stated that they were told what was going to happen in the research study Over 95% stated that research team members usually or always listened carefully to them and treated them with … Continue reading

2015 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture


2015 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture Video    The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) invites you to attend the Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture on Saturday, October 10, 2015, in Turner Auditorium on the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore (Medical) Campus. The keynote speaker is Dr. Ruha Benjamin, assistant professor, Princeton University and author of People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier.  Special guest presenters include Dr. and Mrs. Roland Pattillo, Morehouse College; Dr. John Joseph Strouse, assistant professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; and members of the Lacks family. Copies of Dr. Benjamin’s book will … Continue reading

2014 Marks the Fifth Annual Henrietta Lacks Lecture at Johns Hopkins


2014 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture Video (due to technical difficulties, the program begins at the 56:45 time mark) The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research hosted the fifth annual Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture Saturday, honoring the memory of the woman whose cells have led to countless research breakthroughs since her death 63 years ago. Dorothy Roberts, author of Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-First Century, delivered the event’s keynote address. Roberts, a University of Pennsylvania professor of Law, Africana Studies and Sociology, cited Lacks’ case to address the topic of justice … Continue reading

Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture 2014 Photographs


Photo Credits: Joshua Franzos, Richard Zhu, Sherrie Fornoff, Candace Scott and Mina Attia

Community Research Advisory Council


The Community Research Advisory Council creates a forum for patients and diverse stakeholders to help shape research conducted at Johns Hopkins. Continue reading

Become a Research Participant


Institution Review Boards Johns Hopkins researchers partner with groups throughout the state and the nation to conduct many different kinds of health research studies, including clinical trials. Studies may involve participants with specific health conditions as well as healthy volunteers. If you are considering participating in a study, it may be helpful to view the video below to learn about the Institutional Review Board (IRB).  The IRB oversees all human subject clinical research studies performed at our institute to ensure that they are done ethically and safely.   Finding a Study Many people might consider participating in research but do … Continue reading

Community Involvement


The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research offers resources to increase community involvement in research. Continue reading

2013 Lecture Honors Henrietta Lacks’ Legacy


2013 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture Video Gary Gibbons, M.D., director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, delivered the keynote address at Saturday’s Fourth Annual Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Gibbons spoke to nearly 1,000 attendees about the importance of community involvement in scientific and medical research. A young mother of five from eastern Baltimore County, Henrietta Lacks died in 1951 of an aggressive cancer, despite radiation treatment at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The small tissue sample taken from Mrs. Lacks yielded cells … Continue reading

A New Chapter in the Legacy of Henrietta Lacks 2012


2012 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture Video More than 500 community members and Johns Hopkins employees gathered with members of the Henrietta Lacks family to honor a woman whose contributions continue to further science more than 60 years after her death. The Third Annual Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture, featured a lecture by science journalist and author David Ewing Duncan, presentations from Johns Hopkins leadership and the awarding of a new educational scholarship named after Mrs. Lacks. The half-day event, which, concluded with a lunch reception and book signing, was held October 6th in Turner Auditorium. Keynote speaker David Ewing Duncan gave … Continue reading

Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture 2013 Photographs


Photo Credits: Joshua Franzos and Sherrie Fornoff

Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture 2012 Photographs


Photo Credits: Joshua Franzos