Office of Research Integrity

The Office of Research Integrity presents

as part of our 2021 RCR Series

Partners of the Heart Movie (currently available via Blackboard) and group discussion moderated by John Hopkins University's Cheri Wilson

Against the backdrop of segregation, Vivien Thomas, a black carpenter’s apprentice with a genius for surgery, and Dr. Alfred Blalock, a renowned white surgeon, dared to defy medical gospel by forging a partnership that changed the course of medical history.

The two men’s work together led to one of the century’s major breakthroughs – a daring heart operation that has saved thousands of children afflicted with a congenital heart defect called “Blue Baby Syndrome.” With only a high school degree, Thomas became a cardiac pioneer and a teacher to two generations of America’s premiere heart surgeons at a time when he himself could not become one. His journey is a compelling, often overlooked American story of personal triumph over the strictures of his time.

Partners of the Heart documentary will be available for streaming via Blackboard between now and May 13, 2021.

Access by logging into Blackboard ➞ select 'Organizations' ➞ 'Office Of Research Integrity' ➞ 'Announcements'


The Partners of the Heart group discussion will also be offered via BLACKBOARD

May 13, 2021

12pm - 12:45pm

Access the group discussion by logging into Blackboard ➞ select 'Organizations' ➞ 'Office Of Research Integrity' ➞ (in black side panel) 'Partners of the Heart Group Discussion' ➞ '2021 RCR Series: Partners of the Heart group discussion'

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