Tag Archive: Events

New! OHRP Exploratory Workshop

“Meeting New Challenges in Informed Consent in Clinical Research” Friday, September 7, 2018 The OHRP Exploratory Workshop is a new initiative to provide a forum for intellectual exchange within the research community on issues important for human subject protections. The workshop will bring together experts from diverse perspectives to discuss challenges for informed consent and innovative ways to address them. The meeting will be videocast and free to the public, so mark your calendar for September 7, 2018! A full agenda will be available soon.

Register Now for the NCATS and FDA Gene Therapy Approaches to Rare Diseases Workshop

Gene-based therapy is a promising and cutting-edge approach for the treatment of rare diseases. While these tailored therapies offer hope for patients, there are still many unanswered questions. To help facilitate discussion among academic, government and industry researchers, NCATS and the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research will co-host “The Growing Promise of Gene Therapy Approaches to Rare Diseases” workshop on Aug. 20-21, 2018. The event will take place at the National Institutes of Health main campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The goals of this two-day workshop include: Reviewing the state of current gene therapy approaches; Identifying […]

Webinar: Cancer Research Today & Tomorrow with Stand Up To Cancer

Please join Stand Up To Cancer for this free educational webinar. A Stand Up To Cancer researcher will discuss the current cancer landscape and the importance of cancer clinical trial research. We will also be joined by a patient advocate who will share her experiences on a Stand Up To Cancer funded clinical trial. We will learn about the new Stand Up To Cancer PSA campaign “Stand Up For Us All,” and enjoy a Q&A where audience members are asked to share their insights on how to increase diversity in clinical trial patient participation. Learn about Stand Up To Cancer […]

Celebrate Clinical Trials Day, Monday May 21

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals each Clinical Trials Day helps raise clinical trial awareness and honors clinical research professionals by recognizing their contributions to public health and medical progress. Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world each May to recognize the day that James Lind started what is often considered the first randomized clinical trial aboard a ship on May 20, 1747. HERE’S THE STORY* May 1747. The HMS Salisbury of Britain’s Royal Navy fleet patrols the English Channel at a time when scurvy is thought to have killed more British seamen than French and Spanish arms. Aboard […]

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. In her keynote address at the eighth Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture on October 7, Cooper illuminated the differences that African-Americans living in impoverished sections of the city experience when it comes to health. Cooper spoke to a nearly full Turner Auditorium on The Johns Hopkins Hospital campus at what has become an annual tradition. The lecture celebrates the life and contributions of Henrietta Lacks, whose proliferating cell samples have provided the foundation for many of the world’s most important biological research studies. […]

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.  In addition to providing her with medical care, Henrietta’s doctor at Hopkins removed some of her cancerous cells to use in research without getting her written consent, which was a routine practice in medicine at the time. Despite receiving a high standard of medical treatment, Mrs. Lacks ultimately succumbed to this cancer at the young age of 31.  However, her extraordinary cells—called “HeLa” from the first two letters of her first and last names—continued to reproduce in the […]

School Visits and Youth Symposium

The Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Community Affairs and Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research hosted the first official Henrietta Lacks Baltimore City Youth Symposium Monday, March 24, 2014. In an effort to supplement classroom learning, 350 Baltimore City high school students were invited to Johns Hopkins in an effort to introduce real-life research initiatives, career paths, and discussions based around HeLa stem cells and biotechnology.  The symposium also offered an opportunity for students to further understand bioethics through history and today.  The day concluded with a panel-style Q&A featuring members of the Lacks family. This video captures key aspects […]



In the first half of 2012, well over 200 students and teachers from regional middle and high schools, through the course of several visits, came to the Johns Hopkins medical campus to further engage their students outside of the classroom after reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. During the visits, students were privileged to hear from Mrs.Lacks’ grandson, Ron Lacks, about the evolving relationship between Johns Hopkins and the Lacks family. Many labs volunteered to open their doors to invite students to see working stem cell labs, including viewing HeLa cells. Another core portion of the visits are bioethics discussions with members of our faculty. As a result of the popularity of the tours, we decided to host an annual symposium each Spring and invite students from surrounding high schools.



Dunbar Health Sciences Scholarship

This scholarship was developed in 2011 to support a promising graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. Located on Orleans Street in close proximity to the hospital, Dunbar has long been a vibrant part of the Hopkins community. This $40,000 scholarship ($10,000/year for up to 4 years) is awarded annually to a junior of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School who chooses to pursue a career in health or science. In addition to the financial assistance, the awardee is provided opportunities to explore medicine, including: shadowing a physician, access to the medical stimulation center, participating in college readiness activities and be […]

TRC Events

Drugs, Biologics, Vaccines and Devices June 2, 2017 New Approaches to Metabolomics Research The ICTR Drugs/Biologics/Vaccines Devices Translational Research Community and the Center for Metabolomics Analysis are hosting a symposium on June 2 from 9:30am-12:30pm in Tilghman Auditorium at the Miller Research Building, 733 North Broadway.  Event check-in and coffee service will begin at 9:00am. The program will run 9:30am-12:30pm. Upon exciting the event, attendees may pick up a boxed lunch and meet with core leaders and other experts. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. Speakers will address the following topic areas: Resources available on campus: The Metabolomics Program as part […]

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 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 […]

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 […]