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Healthcare Academy
Instructor: Ms. Kopatich, Ms. Tarcin, Ms. Larson, Ms. Killian-Janicek   

This text will be the basis of much of our learning in the year of the academy. It is important that you read and follow the assignment guide (located in the summer folder on the main page) provided upon reading the text. Use the links below to help you understand what you read as well as gain insight to the author and the woman behind the incredible true story. Please see the folder created on the main page for a copy of the summer reading questions.

Links:

Smithsonian- interview with Rebecca Sklott - the author
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/Henrietta-Lacks-Immortal-Cells.html#

John Hopkins Magazine- a good summary of the story
www.jhu.edu/jhumag/0400web/01.html

Henrietta Lacks Foundation
henriettalacksfoundation.org/

NPR- listen to an interview with Rebecca Skloot
www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php




Watch this documentary presented by CBS



Watch these videos for further insight into the harvesting of cells and what was to come...
















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