Academics & Research

Health Equity & Inclusion Ongoing Series

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Office of Health Equity and Inclusion and the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library invite you to the second annual U of U Health Community Read. This New York Times bestseller explores ethics, race, and medicine, and discussions will be facilitated by faculty across campus. Sessions will be held from noon to 1 pm on the Garden Level of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library. The first session will be Thursday, September 15. Dates and chapters have been announced below. CME credit is available! Chapter summaries can be found here!

 

Meeting Dates and Chapters

Date Chapters Facilitator Facilitator
September 15, 2016   1,2 &3 Jeff Botkin Andrew Weyrich
September 22, 2016      4, 5, 6 & 7    Mellanye Lackey Candace Chow
September 29, 2016 8, 9 & 10 Darrell Schmick Terry Kogan
October 6, 2016   11, 12 & 13 Will Dere Mike Engel
October 20, 2016 14, 15 & 16 Franci Taylor John Dolcourt
October 27, 2016 17, 18 & 19 Beverly Patchell Hande Togrul
November 3, 2016 20, 21 & 22 Kyle Ethelbah Adam Bress
November 10, 2016   23, 24 & 25 Alberta Comer John Stillman
November 17, 2016 26, 27 & 28 Tony Shirley Gretchen Case
December 1, 2016    29, 3031 Phyllis Nassi Leslie Francis
December 8, 2016  32, 33 & 34 Ed Napia Don Ayer
December 15, 2016  35, 36, 37 & 38 Chuck Foster Ana Maria Lopez

 

Chapter Titles:

Prologue: The Woman in the Photograph Deborah’s Voice

Part One LIFE

1.The Exam … 1951

2. Clover … 1920–1942
3. Diagnosis and Treatment … 1951
4. The Birth of HeLa … 1951
5. “Blackness Be Spreadin All Inside” … 1951
6. “Lady’s on the Phone” … 1999
7. The Death and Life of Cell Culture … 1951
8. “A Miserable Specimen” … 1951
9. Turner Station … 1999
10. The Other Side of the Tracks … 1999
11. “The Devil of Pain Itself” … 1951
Part Two DEATH
12. The Storm … 1951
13. The HeLa Factory … 1951–1953
14. Helen Lane … 1953–1954
15. “Too Young to Remember” … 1951–1965
16. “Spending Eternity in the Same Place” … 1999
17. Illegal, Immoral, and Deplorable … 1954–1966
18. “Strangest Hybrid” … 1960–1966
19. “The Most Critical Time on This Earth Is Now” … 1966–1973
20. The HeLa Bomb … 1966
21. Night Doctors … 2000
22. “The Fame She So Richly Deserves” … 1970–1973
Part Three IMMORTALITY
23. “It’s Alive” … 1973–1974
24. “Least They Can Do” … 1975
25. “Who Told You You Could Sell My Spleen?” … 1976–1988
26. Breach of Privacy … 1980–1985 Photo Insert
27. The Secret of Immortality … 1984–1995
28. After London … 1996–1999
29. A Village of Henriettas … 2000
30. Zakariyya … 2000
31. Hela, Goddess of Death … 2000–2001
32. “All That’s My Mother” … 2001
33. The Hospital for the Negro Insane … 2001
34. The Medical Records … 2001
35. Soul Cleansing … 2001
36. Heavenly Bodies … 2001
37. “Nothing to Be Scared About” … 2001
38. The Long Road to Clover … 2009
Where They Are Now
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Notes

 

 

CME info:

1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM will be givien for each session of the read.

Accreditation: The University Of Utah School Of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit: The University of Utah School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement: None of the faculty or planners or anyone in control of content for this continuing medical education activity have any relevant financial relationships since the content does not cover any products/services of a commercial interest; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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