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IRB Book Study: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

From funding to innovation, let the Office of Research be your guide!

Join the Office of Research as they launch a riveting book study covering the harm and controversies human beings face both historically and today in the name of research. As we read and discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta lacks by Rebecca Skloot, we'll cover racism, vulnerable populations, research ethics, patent rights, and so much more.

The IRB Book club will meet every Thursday from 4-5 PM from September 17th-November 19th.

Chapters & Content to be covered over the ten week period:

November 12 - Chapters 33-35:  Certificates of Confidentiality

November 19 - Chapters 36-38:  Ethical Challenges and Considerations Moving Forward

Advance registration is required and will close at 2 hours prior to the event start time on the event date.

Upon completing the Eventbrite form for each individual event date, registrants will receive a confirmation email immediately with links to add the webinar to an online calendar of choice. Instructions for HOW TO JOIN the online event will be emailed to registrants 2 hours prior to the event start time on the event date.

By registering for this event, you agree to be added to the UTD Office of Research monthly newsletter email list.

About our virtual platform:

This live event will be offered through Microsoft (MS) Teams. Attendees should be able to view the live stream video via any internet browser by copy/pasting the attendee link into the address bar; however, we do recommend installing the MS Teams app on your computer/smart device prior to the event for the best user experience.

Here is a list of helpful How-To's for MS Teams, including instructions for downloading and installing: If you are affiliated with UT Dallas, you can also contact the UTD Help Desk via live chat, phone or email (contact info shown in the above-referenced How-To link).


Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Virtual Event

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.

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Tiffany Willoughby
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