Ethics in Scientific Research: The Henrietta Lacks Story

Mar 25, 2014, 6:00 p.m. to Mar 25, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Copper Room (IE1302)
108 N. 40th Street Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Presentation and Q&A

Hosted by the GateWay Clinical Research Department.
The Lacks Family has enthralled university and library audiences across the country talking about their matriarch, Henrietta Lacks, and her important contribution to science-HeLa cells, the first immortal cells ever grown in the laboratory. In 2013, 62 years after Henrietta’s death, the Lacks Family reached a historic and unprecedented agreement with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The family’s visit to Arizona puts a personal face to big issues such as the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, the legal battles over “informed consent”, in addition to whether we control the stuff we’re made of and should share in the profits.*
There will be a book sale and signing after the presentation with an opportunity for personal photographs with Lacks family members. The infamous book is entitled The Immortal Life of
Henrietta Lacks.

March 25
6-7:30 p.m.

Copper Room/IE1302

Free & Open to the Public

*Source: The Lacks Family/The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The Lyceum 2014.