EdCC hosting discussion on ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’


Henrietta Lacks 114As an extension of the annual Edmonds Community College (EdCC) Community Read, the college is holding a Panel Discussion on the Life and Cells of Henrietta Lacks on Jan. 28, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the EdCC Black Box Theatre. The panel will discuss the book, ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,’ which is the true story of the HeLa cells – Henrietta Lacks’ cells taken without her knowledge — which have been used over 60 years for scientific discoveries.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Elliot Stern, Dean of Natural Science and Mathematics, Edmonds Community College, and panelists will include: Dr. Kelly Edwards of the Department of Bioethics and Humanities, Institute for Public Health Genetics atUniversity of Washington; Dr. Jay Shendure of the Department of Genome Sciences at University of Washington; Dr. Clarence Spigner of the Departments of American Ethnic Studies, African Studies Program, and Global Health at University of Washington; and Scott Haddock, JD, of the Paralegal Department at Edmonds Community College. The event is sponsored by ACCE, Brown Bag Lecture Lecture Series, RiSE, and MESA

For more information on the event, see the college website.


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