Dr. Roland Pattillo Lecture

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Thursday September 20, 2012
      4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Clough Commons, Room 152
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Contact

Nirmal Trivedi - nirmal.trivedi@gatech.edu

Summaries

Summary Sentence: Dr. Pattillo, professor of gynecology at Morehouse School of Medicine was one of George Gey's only African American Students

Full Summary: Dr. Pattillo, professor of gynecology at Morehouse School of Medicine was one of George Gey's only African American Students. He organizes a yearly HeLa conference at Morehouse in honor of Henrietta Lacks.

Dr. Roland Pattillo was one of George Gey's only African-American students at John Hopkins University. Gey was the researcher who grew cells taken from Henrietta Lacks in 1951, when she was treated for cervical cancer. The cells gave rise to the HeLa cell line, understood to be "immortal" because of their ability to infinitely reproduce outside the body. Currently, Pattillo is Professor of Gynecology at Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Pattillo will speak on the history of the HeLa, the impact of the story of Henrietta Lacks on medicine, and the future of stem cell research--one of the most enduring legacies of Henrietta Lacks.

Please rsvp at  -  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/hela

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of Economics, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, School of Modern Languages, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, School of History and Sociology, School of Public Policy

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Categories
Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
Freshman Reading Program, HeLa, Henrietta Lacks, roland pattillo
Status
  • Created By: Carol Silvers
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Sep 17, 2012 - 6:23am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:59pm