Mrs. LaTonya Brown RT (R), ARRT
Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Science
Masters of Arts Secondary Science
Biology and Human Anatomy Teacher, ECHS
My name is LaTonya Brown and I am happily married with two young daughters. This is my fifth year teaching and I am excited to be a part of the Effingham County School District. In the past, I have taught Biology and Environmental Science. I completed my Masters of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Science from Armstrong State University in 2016. My background is in Radiology Technology and before teaching, have been employed at Memorial Health University Medical Center for 7 years. My experiences within the medical field is essential to relate science to everyday life for my students. I am excited to be your child's teacher this year. Together, we can make it a successful one.
by Rebecca Skloot Year Published: 2010
The book is about Henrietta Lacks and the immortal cell line, known as HeLa, that came from Lacks's cervical cancer cells in 1951. Skloot became interested in Lacks after a biology teacher referenced her, but didn't know much about her. Skloot began conducting extensive research on her and worked with Lacks' family to create the book. The book is notable for its science writing and dealing with ethical issues of race and class in medical research. Skloot said that some of the information was taken from the journal of Deborah Lacks, Henrietta Lacks's daughter, as well as from "archival photos and documents, scientific and historical research." It is Skloot's first book.
by Richard Preston Year Published: 2002
The Demon in the Freezer is a 2002 non-fiction book (ISBN 0345466632) on the biological weapon agents smallpox and anthrax and how the American government develops defensive measures against them. It was written by journalist Richard Preston, also author of the best-selling book The Hot Zone (1994), about outbreaks of Ebola virus in Africa and Reston, Virginia and the U.S. government's response to them.
The book is primarily an account of the Smallpox Eradication Program (1967–1980), the ongoing perception by the U.S. government that smallpox is still a potential bioterrorism agent, and the controversy over whether or not the remaining samples of smallpox virus in Atlanta and Moscow (the "demon" in the freezer) should be finally destroyed. However, the writer was overtaken by events—the 9/11 attacks and the anthrax letter incidents (called "Amerithrax"), both in 2001—and so much of the book interweaves the anthrax investigation with the smallpox material in a manner some critics have said is "awkward" and somewhat "disjointed".[