Honoring Henrietta Lacks: Her Impact and Our Outreach
Damon Tweety, MD & Redonda Miller, MD
The annual Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture is one of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research’s many educational programs that focus on increasing awareness of her impact on biomedical research and society. “Students are the next generation of doctors, researchers and scientists, so to get them exposed to the story of Henrietta Lacks and see the mistakes that were made and how we are moving forward, the possibilities are endless,” says David Lacks, grandson of Henrietta Lacks. Watch a video that debuted at the seventh annual lecture in early October to learn more about the global impact of her cells, even 65 years after her death.
Courtesy of Johns Hopkins Medicine