Genetic Research and You

Film strip with images from movie.

Images from The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

At a unique evening event honoring National DNA Day 2018, UB partners offered a special screening of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks followed by a community-friendly expert panel discussion. The event was attended by more than 200 members of the public and took place on April 26, 2018, at the UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Panel Discussion Moderators

Timothy Murphy, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, Department of Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo

Rev. Kinzer Pointer, MCM is the Pastor of Agape Fellowship Baptist Church, Chairperson of the Board of Managers, Millennium Collaborative Care PPS, Chairperson of the Erie County Poverty Committee and Board Chair of the Greater Buffalo United Ministries


Heather Ochs-Balcom, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo  

Teresa Edgerton, DNP, FNP-BC, Nursing Instructor, Nursing Department, Trocaire College 

Kyle Mann, BS, IRB Administrator, Office of Research Compliance, University at Buffalo

Veronica Meadows-Ray, Community Consultant to The Jewels in our Genes an African American Family Study which partnered with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, University at Buffalo and the Witness Project

Michael Garrick, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences 

Event Organizers

UB GEM Community of Excellence

UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Mini Medical School

UB Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

Patient Voices Network