The Briscoe Library is hosting a Texas Department of State Health Services Grand Rounds webinar.
Date: Wednesday, Nov 7
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Briscoe Library Collaboratory (4.074)
On October 4, 1951 Henrietta Lacks, an African-American mother of five died of cervical cancer on a segregated ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore at the age of 31. Yet her legacy lives in an immortal cell line generated from her cancerous tumor. Known as HeLa, the cells harvested and disseminated without her knowledge or consent contributed to major scientific breakthroughs including the polio vaccine, cloning, and chemotherapy, that continue to advance medical research today.
Written by Rebecca Skloot in compelling prose, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks chronicles the story of this poor and largely illiterate tobacco farmer and the impact the celebrity of her cells had on her family.
Please join Dr. Kathryn Artnak, a bioethicist and Professor of Nursing at Angelo State University, for a discussion of the many ethical issues surrounding this intriguing narrative.
Continuing Education Credit Hours Available: 1.5 contact hours for Continuing Medical Education (CME); Continuing Nursing Education (CNE); Social Workers; Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and Master-Certified Health Education Specialists (M-CHES); Registered Sanitarians; LCDC, LPC, LMFT; and certificate of attendance. Ethics credit for physicians and social workers.
To register to earn CE Credit:
- Sign up for a TRAIN Texas account; use your full email address as your login name.
- Register for TRAIN Course ID 1034529, click on the “Registration” tab, select the type of credit you wish to receive, and click the “Register” button to the right of the the location “UT Health Science Center San Antonio”.
Copies of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks are available for checkout at the Briscoe Library and the Ramirez Library at the Ramirez Library at the RAHC, and at the San Antonio Public Library. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was the One Community/One Book selection for 2010.
Luke Rosenberger, Director of Library Technology and Historical Collections