NSM Faculty/Staff Newsletter

From the Office of the Dean

NSM Movie Night on Feb 17: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

You’re invited to join us for NSM Movie Night on Thursday, February 17, from 6:30–9:15 p.m.

What would you do if your cells were taken without your knowledge and used to fuel an entire chapter of scientific evolution, complete with new experiments and discoveries? That’s what happened to Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman from Virginia who visited Johns Hopkins for cervical cancer treatment.

Dr. Tasneem Bawa-Khalfe, assistant professor of biology and biochemistry, and Dr. Linda Reed, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences associate professor of African-American history, will walk us through Henrietta’s incredible story for our first movie night of 2022.

Movie Night Schedule

6:30 pm
Tune in via Zoom for an introduction from Drs. Bawa-Khalfe and Reed. They will give an overview of the movie along with things to look out for during your viewing.

7–8:45 pm
Watch the movie on your own. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is available from $2.99 from a variety of streaming services. It is also free with an HBO Max subscription.

8:45–9:15 pm
Check back in on Zoom for a Q&A session about the movie!

RSVP Here to Participate

You’ll receive the Zoom link via email two days before the event.