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Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture 2023

October 7, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm EDT

On Saturday, October 7th at 10 am EST, we will honor the legacy of Mrs. Henrietta Lacks at the 13th Anniversary of the Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture.

This year, we invite guests to join us either in person or virtually by registering at the Johns Hopkins ICTR’s EventBrite page.

We are pleased to have Daniel E. Dawes, JD, executive director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine, as our keynote speaker.

The 2023 winners of both the Urban Health Institute’s Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award and the Henrietta Lacks Dunbar Health Sciences Scholarship will be announced and the 2021 and 2022 scholars will be acknowledged.

All are welcome. Free parking is available in the Washington Street garage, located at 701 N. Washington Street, Baltimore 21205. Check-in begins at 9:00 am and the program starts at 10:00 am.

The event is free to the public. Seating is limited so please RSVP. Lunch will be provided after the lecture.

The goal of the Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture is to describe the reach and complexity, both biomedically and ethically, of the story of Mrs. 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.