Henrietta Lacks Conference

  • About Henrietta Lacks

    Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells -- taken without her knowledge -- became one of the most important tools in medicine.
  • Evening Celebration

    The evening event is held at the Maryland Science Center.
  • For More Information

    For more information about this event, please contact Susan Roy or Melvin Dupree in Pastoral Care Services at 410-328-6014.
  • Author Rebecca Skloot

    Meet the Author

    Rebecca Skloot is an award winning science writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover; and many other publications.
  • Schedule of Events

    Most events are held on February 11, 2011.
  • Videos

    In the spirit of Baltimore's own Henrietta Lacks, join us as we explore the hidden aspects of scientific research and health disparities.