Register for the 2019 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture

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Join us in honoring the legacy of Mrs. Henrietta Lacks, Saturday, October 5 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, in Turner Auditorium, 720 Rutland Ave, 21205. This year, we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture.

We are pleased to have Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NDDK), as our keynote speaker. The 2019 winners of both the Urban Health Institute’s Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award and the Henrietta Lacks Dunbar Health Sciences Scholarship will be announced.

All are welcome. Free parking is available in the Washington Street Garage, located at 701 N. Washington Street, Baltimore 21205.

Please view the event flyer and share with your family, friends and colleagues.


Video Recording




Learn About Mrs. Henrietta Lacks

Past Lectures

2019 Event Flyer

Urban Health Institute’s Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award



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.