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2014 Marks the Fifth Annual Henrietta Lacks Lecture at Johns Hopkins


2014 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture Video (due to technical difficulties, the program begins at the 56:45 time mark) The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research hosted the fifth annual Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture Saturday, honoring the memory of the woman whose cells have led to countless research breakthroughs since her death 63 years ago. Dorothy Roberts, author of Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-First Century, delivered the event’s keynote address. Roberts, a University of Pennsylvania professor of Law, Africana Studies and Sociology, cited Lacks’ case to address the topic of justice […]

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, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Gibbons spoke to nearly 1,000 attendees about the importance of community involvement in scientific and medical research. A young mother of five from eastern Baltimore County, Henrietta Lacks died in 1951 of an aggressive cancer, despite radiation treatment at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The small tissue sample taken from Mrs. Lacks yielded cells […]

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 more than 60 years after her death. The Third Annual Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture, featured a lecture by science journalist and author David Ewing Duncan, presentations from Johns Hopkins leadership and the awarding of a new educational scholarship named after Mrs. Lacks. The half-day event, which, concluded with a lunch reception and book signing, was held October 6th in Turner Auditorium. Keynote speaker David Ewing Duncan gave […]

2011 Johns Hopkins Honors the 60th Anniversary


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 in Turner Auditorium on the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore (Medical) campus. Several hundred attendees, including numerous members of the Lacks family, came together to mark the occasion and to honor the 60th anniversary of HeLa cells. The morning session featured the announcement of the first recipient of the Urban Health Institute’s Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award. This $15,000 award, previously known as the Henrietta Lacks Award for Community-University Collaboration, was given to Newborn […]

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. More than 20 members of the Lacks family were warmly welcomed and recognized by the approximately 600 attendees gathered in Turner Auditorium. The occasion marked the inauguration of the Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture Series, which was announced by Daniel E. Ford, MD, MPH, ICTR director and vice dean of clinical investigation at Hopkins. Also announced were the Henrietta Lacks East Baltimore Health Sciences Scholarship, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Health System, which provides up […]