Discussion Book Events 2012

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has organized a series of events related to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.  Speakers present a range of personal, professional, and/or political perspectives on issues relevant to the book.  The goal is not to push a particular agenda but to provide information to help everyone make more informed decisions about relevant issues.

Any member of the UAB community is welcome to attend all events after August 14.


August 9       Training for New Student Discussion Group facilitators
                       9:30 -11:00 am, EB 146.   

                       Training for New Student Discussion Group facilitators
                       6:00 - 7:30 pm, HHB 124         

August 10     Training for New Student Discussion Group facilitators
                       9:30 - 11:00 am, EB 146

To register for a facilitator training session, email jsizemor@uab.edu  or call 996-6420. 

August 14      12:45-1:20 pm            New students check in at Alys Stephens Center lobby

                        1:30-1:35 pm            Welcome by President Garrison

                        1:35-2:45 pm           Panel Discussion with:
                                                           Bruce Korf, M.D., Ph.,D.
                                                           Wayne H. and Sara Crews Finley Professor of Medical Genetics
                                                           Chair, Department of Genetics, UAB
                                                           Dennis George Pantazis, J.D.
                                                           Wiggins, Childs, Quinn & Pantazis
                                                           Edward Partridge, M.D., Ph.D.
                                                           Professor and Director, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
                                                           Gregory Pence, Ph.D.
                                                           Professor, Department of Philosophy
                                                           Director, Early Health Professions Acceptance Program
                                                           Brian Sims, M.D., Ph.D.
                                                           Professor, UAB Pediatric Neonatology

                           2:45-3:00 pm          New students led to classrooms across campus

                           3:00-4:30 pm          New Student Discussion Groups

September 19       UAB Discussion Book Night at the Birmingham Museum of Art for students, faculty, staff,
                                and families, 6:00-8:00 pm.  Free bus shuttle between Museum of Art beginning at 5:00. 
                                Free refreshments, presentations, collection tours, and activities. 

If you have questions about any event, please contact Juanita Sizemore at 996-6420 or jsizemor@uab.edu.


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