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Here are a sampling of events from the 2012 book forum for the
Bearkats Read to Suceed (BRTS)
Common Reader:

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

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The Science of Immortal Cells

What are immortal cells? How are they related to cancer? How have HeLa cells been involved in biomedical research? Answers to theses and other questions are discussed.
Presented by Dr. Todd Primm, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, SHSU


3. Chemistry That's Personal: Drugs, Herbs, Sugar, and Cancer

Does sugar cause cancer? Can the food you eat change how prescribed drugs act in your body? How can your genetics affect how your doctor prescribes drugs? What about race?  Join us for a discussion of what affects the chemistry inside you and how it can dramatically impact your health
Presented by Dr. Donovan Haines, Department of Chemistry, SHSU


Race, Disease, Gender, and Education: Issues raised in the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Moderated by Dr. Bernadette Pruitt, Associate Professor, Department of History, SHSU
with Expert Panelists:
Deborah D. Davis, RPh, MBA, Director of Pharmacy, LBJ Hospital
Corliss Lentz, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, SHSU
Jeffrey Littlejohn, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor of History, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History, SHSU
Carol Parker, Ph.D., Counselor and Therapist, Retired Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Counseling, SHSU
Joreen Waddell, RN, Teacher, Career and Technology Department, Huntsville High School
Karin Olson Williams, MD, Internal Medicine, Huntsville Memorial Hospital & School Board Member, Huntsville Independent School District


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