Category Archive: Child of Community

The Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture Series

  The goal of the series is to honor Henrietta Lacks and the positive global impact of HeLa cells. This series will also serve as an annual reminder of the gratitude, respect, and clear communication due to all research participants.   Keeping biomedical research connected to the people it is intended to serve is an ongoing process rooted in the open exchange of ideas among all stakeholders. To facilitate this process, speakers for the Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture Series are selected for their ability to communicate the current ethical complexities and challenges facing biomedical research in a way that is … Continue reading

Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture Archive

Lecture Highlights Reserve Your Tickets to the 2021 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture 2020 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture: 100 Years of Henrietta Lacks 2019 Marks the 10th Anniversary of The Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture Series2018 Henrietta Lacks Memorial includes Surprise Gift2017 Lacks Lecture Spotlights Baltimore Health Disparities2016 Honors Henrietta Lacks: Her Impact and Our Outreach2015 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture Series2014- Fifth Annual Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture at Johns Hopkins2013 Lecture Honors Henrietta Lacks Legacy2012 A New Chapter in the Legacy of Henrietta Lacks 2011 Johns Hopkins Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of HeLa 2010 Family Recognition, Community Awards, and Author Highlight Henrietta … Continue reading


We understand the importance of working with the local community to share and disseminate clinical research findings.   We strive to build and maintain relationships with those that have a common goal. This is a working list of current and potential Johns Hopkins University community partners in Baltimore City, inclusive of student, staff and faculty participation in programs or organizations.   HopkinsLocal Website

Research Participant Advocate

The Research Participant Advocacy Program offers consulting expertise on human subjects and regulatory issues, IRB applications, the informed consent process, study feasibility and good clinical practice (GCP). Our advocates serve as a resource to research teams and research participants by reviewing applications to the Clinical Research Unit to assure high standards for human subjects protections. Contact our team to review consent forms, protocol or data and safety monitoring plans. The Research Participant Advocate is available to participants or potential participants to address issues or complaints relating to research participation. They can also answer questions you  may have about research in … Continue reading

MyChart Recruitment Messages

Johns Hopkins Medicine is committed to supporting the discovery of new ways to improve the care and outcomes for patients.   MyChart recruitment messages are messages received through the MyChart patient portal that offer research-related opportunities to Johns Hopkins Health System patients. Our goal of distributing these opportunities through MyChart is to empower patients by connecting them with clinical research studies that may of interest to them.   Frequently Asked Questions   If you have questions regarding a message you received, please contact Cassie Lewis-Land at

Community Research Advisory Council (C-RAC)

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

Participate in Research

Things You Should Know Clinical Trials 101 Questions to Ask Before Joining a Study   Videos to Watch PARTICIPATING IN RESEARCH: WHAT IS RESEARCH?   2018 RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS FROM JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE   GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS   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 … Continue reading