The Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture

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The Johns Hopkins ICTR is privileged to be the establishing sponsor of 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 engaging and accessible to scientists, health care providers, and members of the lay community alike.

By coming together each year to remember the woman behind this lifesaving, world-changing development in biomedical science, the Johns Hopkins research community will never again forget that HeLa stands for Henrietta Lacks.

The Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture will always be free and open to the public.

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Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman who underwent treatment for an aggressive form of cervical cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1951.

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2018 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture Includes Surprise Announcement

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels and Paul B. Rothman, dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, announced that a new research building would be named for Henrietta Lacks.

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8th Annual Lacks Lecture Spotlights Baltimore Health Disparities

2017 Video Recording Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Lisa Cooper’s research focuses on health inequalities in Baltimore, particularly as experienced by the city’s African-Americans.

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2016 Honoring Henrietta Lacks: Her Impact and Our Outreach

2016 Lecture Video 2016 Honoring Henrietta Lacks: Her Impact and Our Outreach Video Damon Tweety, MD & Redonda Miller, MD.

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Dunbar Health Sciences Scholarship

This scholarship was developed in 2011 to support a promising graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School.

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School Visits and Youth Symposium

In the first half of 2012, over 200 students and teachers from regional middle and high schools were invited to the Johns Hopkins medical campus to further engage students outside of the classroom.

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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.

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2014 Marks the Fifth Annual Henrietta Lacks Lecture at Johns Hopkins

2014 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture Video – The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research hosted the fifth annual Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture.

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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.

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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.

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2011 Johns Hopkins Honors the 60th Anniversary of HeLa

2011 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture Video On October 1, 2011, the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research sponsored and produced the second annual Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture.

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Family Recognition, Community Awards, and Author Highlight Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture 2010

The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) was honored to sponsor the first annual Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture on Saturday, October 2, 2010.

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