Our mission is to advocate and support diverse individuals who have been historically underrepresented in clinical trials through the clinical trial process.
It is our hope to normalize the conversation about clinical trials among diverse individuals while empowering them to make informed decisions about their involvement in clinical trials.
Community engagement is our focus. We are committed to representing the underrepresented and serving the underserved.
The Mother of Biomedical Research
Because of Henrietta Lacks unknown donation in 1951 of her rapidly reproducing “immortal” cells also known as HeLa cells, biomedical research was changed forever.
HeLa cells have been used in more than 74,000 studies and have led to breakthrough biomedical research around the world, including the development of the polio vaccine by Jonas Salk in 1954—and more recently the HPV vaccines; treatments for diseases such as diabetes and AIDS; and other lifesaving research, including the effects of radiation and toxic substances.
Henrietta Lacks legacy was stolen from her, but we will carry on her legacy at Diverse Research Now by dedicating this page to her.
This page will remain on our website for the life of our organization as tribute to the black woman, responsible for thousands of breakthroughs in biomedical research so that all who come to our page will know and remember unbeknownst to her she was the breakthrough.
Say Her Name: HENRIETTA LACKS