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Henrietta Lacks Commission

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  • Description: The Henrietta Lacks Commission (the Commission) is established as an advisory commission in the executive branch of state government. The purpose of the Commission is to sustain the legacy of the life-changing contribution of Henrietta Lacks to medical science by advancing cancer research and treatment through the creation of a biomedical research and data center.
  • Expiration Date: July 1, 2021.
  • Staff Contact:

    David E. Brown,
    Director, Department of Health Professions
    Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233-1463
    (804)367-4400
    david.brown@dhp.virginia.gov

All members appointed by Speaker of the House. Appointment coincident with House term.
House Members:
Name
The Honorable James E. Edmunds II
All members appointed by Senate Committee on Rules. Appointment coincident with Senate term.
Senate Members:
Name
The Honorable William M. Stanley Jr.
Citizen Members:
Name Representing Appointed By Term
3 Citizens Governor  
Ex Officio Members:
Name Title
Executive Director Executive Director, Southern Virginia Higher Education Center
Executive Director Executive Director, Halifax County Industrial Development Authority
Mayor Mayor, Town of South Boston
Chair Chair, Halifax County Board of Supervisors
Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 1 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 1 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 1
Max # Ex Officio: 4
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