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Henrietta Lacks Statue Dedication

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The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and Carilion Clinic each unveiled statues of Roanoke native Henrietta Lacks in their facilities on Wednesday to honor the contributions of the woman whose rare “immortal” cells have supported decades of scientific research and medical breakthroughs. The bronze statues are miniatures – or maquettes – of the full-sized statue unveiled the same morning in Henrietta Lacks Plaza in downtown Roanoke on Henrietta Lacks Day in Virginia.