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Initial design unveiled for building named in honor of Henrietta Lacks
Published Nov 13, 2022
The building will support the Berman Institute of Bioethics, the School of Medicine, and additional departments, as well as collaborative space for education, research, and meetings
Design, construction firms for Henrietta Lacks building named
Published Feb 24, 2022
The East Baltimore building project, expected to be completed in 2024, will be designed and managed by local and/or minority-owned businesses
New building will honor Henrietta Lacks
Published Oct 6, 2018
Her HeLa cell line has been critical to numerous medical breakthroughs; her story has inspired important discussions of bioethics, patients' rights
More than 2,000 attend screenings of Henrietta Lacks film
Published April 27, 2017
Movie, which began airing last weekend on HBO, was screened five times on two JHU campuses
Film highlights important issues, history
Published April 18, 2017
Johns Hopkins leaders send message about upcoming HBO film about life of Henrietta Lacks
In memoriam
Howard W. Jones Jr., pioneer in reproductive medicine, dies
Published Aug 3, 2015
He oversaw Johns Hopkins research that led to first successful in vitro fertilization of human egg
Lacks family reaches deal on use of genetic material
Published Aug 8, 2013
Cells collected from Johns Hopkins patient in 1951 paved way for medical advances including polio vaccine, chemotherapy, in vitro fertilization