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How Does Henrietta Lacks Apply to Me? A Discussion on Key Ethical Considerations of Precision Medicine
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 @ 6:30 PM-8:00 PMFree
5050 Oakland Avenue, Lower Level
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States + Google Map
FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Register Below!
Vetta Sanders Thompson, Ph.D., E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Brown School; Co-Director, Center for Community Health Partnership and Research, Institute for Public Health, Washington University in St. Louis
Angela Brown, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Division; Co-Director, Center for Community Health Partnership and Research, Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Henrietta Lacks is the mother of modern medicine—a true hero to the scientific community and the millions of people whose lives have been saved by her cells. Her story, however, is also the backdrop to a set of 3 key ethical issues surrounding precision medicine: consent, privacy, and monetization. In this informative session, Drs. Brown & Sanders Thompson present an overview of the Henrietta Lacks story and precision medicine, and moderate discussion around community perspectives of key ethical issues—what’s okay, what’s not okay, and what messages do health care providers, researchers, and genetic testing businesses need to hear?
Henrietta Lacks Photo Source: The Mother of Modern Medicine by Kadir Nelson, oil on linen, 2017. Collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and National Museum of African American History and Culture.
How Does Henrietta Lacks Apply to Me? is an Evenings & Events on Genetics and Genomics Series of The Academy of Science – St. Louis, Washington University in St. Louis Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, Siteman Cancer Center, and the Children’s Discovery Institute of St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.