Gartner Honors Lecture Series presents talks on 2011 Common Reading

Common Reading 2011 Gartner Honors Lecture Series posterSMU’s Gartner Honors Lecture Series will host leading experts to discuss the medical, ethical and social issues presented in the 2011 Common Reading, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

The series begins Sept. 7 with “HeLa Cells Up Close,” presented by Joel M. Goodman, professor of pharmacology and Jan and Bob Bullock Distinguished Professor for Science Education at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. The lecture takes place in O’Donnell Lecture Hall, Owen Fine Arts Center.

A Sept. 14 lecture, “HeLa Cells and the Law,” features Jennifer S. Bard, the Alvin R. Allison Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Faculty Research, and Development Director, Health Law Program, at Texas Tech University School of Law. She also serves as associate professor (adjunct) in the Department of Psychiatry at Texas Tech University School of Medicine. The lecture takes place in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Forum.

The series concludes Sept. 21 with “HeLa Cells, Human Research Ethics and Genetics” by Fred Grinnell, professor of cell biology at UT-Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. The lecture takes place in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Forum.

All lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. and are free and open to the entire SMU community as well as the general public. For more information, visit the 2011 Common Reading homepage.

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