Black Bodies: From Exploitation to Excellence

African American ContributionS to Medical Discovery and Public Health

This two-part program will feature panel discussions to explore the historic exploitation of Black bodies for the advancement of scientific and medical discovery. Both sessions will illuminate how these challenges and practices have been used to leverage change in medical practice, and to foster resilience and excellence in our community.


Black Bodies, Part I

Exploitation in Medicine

Saturday, February 12, 2022
12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. EST

The first session will examine the history of medicine, clinical practice, and policies that have impacted African American health and contributed to disparities. Discussion will include race, gender and the origins of American gynecology, Henrietta Lacks HeLa cells, and the Lyles Station radiation experiments.

Black Bodies, Part II

Race Norming in the NFL

Sunday, February 27, 2022
5:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. EST

The second session will focus on contemporary issues addressing health and well-being among Black athletes. It will feature a round table discussion among former NFL players and sports medicine professionals about issues of race norming, mental health and other relevant topics affecting the health and well-being of Black athletes.

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