Dr. Robert Winn, associate vice chancellor for health affairs and director of the University of Illinois Cancer Center, is quoted in an article in Modern Healthcare on building trust among patients considering enrolling in clinical trials. UI Health is one of the institutions taking part in the All of Us Precision Medicine Program, an NIH-funded project which will enroll 1 million diverse participants nationwide in clinical trials with the goal of developing tailored treatments. The article also quotes Veronica Robinson, Henrietta Lacks great-granddaughter who was at UIC last month along with other members of the Lacks family to talk about trust and clinical trials. Read the article here: http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20170814/NEWS/170819967


At right, Veronica (Henrietta Lacks’ great-granddaughter) was among the family members who spoke at the University of Illinois at Chicago about Lacks’ legacy in medical research.                     Lloyd Degrane