The Thorny History of Sickle Cell Anemia

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Recent History undergraduate alum, Lauren Anthony, ’22, was featured in The Hub regarding her and pediatric hematologist Lydia Pecker’s research as part of the university’s Racism and Repair in the Modern Academy project. Together, they’re examining the long history of sickle cell research and treatment at Johns Hopkins.

Anthony’ s History senior thesis, titled, “Blood Ties: A study of the relationship between Johns Hopkins’ clinician-scientists and the Black Baltimorean community,” was on on sickle cell trait testing, at Johns Hopkins, in the 1970s.