Friday, June 16, 2017

Summer '17 Pre-Health Common Read: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

This summer, join other Pre-Health Hoos in reading


"Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown,
and her family can’t afford health insurance."

Winner of the National Academies Communication Award, 2011
for best creative work that helps the public understanding of topics in
science, engineering, or medicine.

Stay tuned for Fall 2017 Pre-Health Hoo Common Reading discussion groups!