Bringing Henrietta to Life was first work-shopped as a theatrical production called "Bringing Henrietta to Life: The Art of Adaptation" in 2011. Fostered by the CLASS Dean's Diversity Council as a means of exploring the role of art in the newly burgeoning field of medical humanities, the theatre piece evolved into the film, Bringing Henrietta to Life, which evolved into a teaching tool to introduce issues of diversity and disparities to undergraduate students in medical, health, and social service education.

As a teaching tool, the one-day conference would feature the film, followed by faculty-facilitated discussions in sessions that present ways in which respective disciplines address disparity. Collaboration among College Deans Diversity Councils expanded outreach and broadened student audience to nursing, law, health professions, education, and social sciences.

"Bringing Henrietta to Life: The Arts in Medical Humanities" was held on April 12, 2014 at the CSU Mashall-Law College.

Breakout Sessions

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Saturday, April 12th
1:00 AM

Ethical Issues in Nursing

Linda E. Wolf, Cleveland State University
David Foley, Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University, Moot Court Room

1:00 AM - 2:20 AM

Health Disparities and Vulnerable Population Groups

Victoria R. Winbush, Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University, Law building Room 208

1:00 AM - 2:20 AM

Henrietta in the Classroom

Sara Bekhouche, John Hay Early College
Carol Lockhart, John Hay Early College
Heide Aungst, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Cleveland State University, Law building Room 237

1:00 AM - 2:20 AM

Social, Institutional and Structural Policy Issues

George S. Tsagaris, Cleveland State University
Geraldine H. Burns, Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University, Law building Room 207

1:00 AM - 2:20 AM