Go Big Read Program: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Skloot recounts the little-known story of the origin of the “HeLa” cells which have directly aided many advances in modern medicine. The story of Henrietta Lacks, the African-American cancer patient who was the unwitting donor of the cells, will provoke community discussions on a range of issues related to bioethics and diversity.
Rebecca Skloot’s Keynote Address
Transcript of Rebecca Skloot’s keynote address.
Video of Rebecca Skloot’s keynote address.
Read former Chancellor Biddy Martin’s letter about the book.