The Rendu Roundtable on Religion and
Presents a book discussion on…
The Immortal Life of Henrietta
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
12:15 - 1:40 p.m.
D'Angelo Center, Room 401
"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."
Meghan Clark, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of
Theology and Religious Studies, St. John's College of Liberal Arts
Irvin Hirshfield, B.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor of
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Physiology and Genetics, St.
John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Joan Tropnas, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director
of the Health and Human Services Program, College of Professional
RSVP by February 28 to (718)
990-1612 or e-mail VCCS@stjohns.edu
("Book"as subject line)
This event is sponsored by the Vincentian
Center for Church and Society and the Rosalie Rendu Roundtable on Religion and