Registration open: Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture

The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) invites you to attend the Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture on Saturday, Oct. 11, in Turner Auditorium on the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore campus. The program will feature a talk by Professor Dorothy Roberts followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. Copies of Professor Roberts' book will also be offered for sale.

The 2014 winners of both the Henrietta Lacks Dunbar Health Sciences Scholarship and the Urban Health Institute's Henrietta Lacks Memorial Community Award will be announced. This is a free community event open to the public. Parking, breakfast, and lunch are provided at no cost to attendees. Parking is available in the Washington Street Garage, 701 N. Washington Street, Baltimore 21205. Handicapped/disabled parking may be requested on the registration form. Advance registration is required. Early registration is advised as online registration will close prior to the event. Space is limited.

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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.