Integrative Centers for Science and Medicine
Rating: 5 stars 7 reviews
Issues: Technology, Education, Health
Location: 315 Hospital Drive Suite 206 Martinsville VA 24112 USA
Results: We have partnered with the Virginia Museum of Natural History to train museum educators and public school teachers in human evolution so that they can effectively deliver the "Hands-On Human Evolution" program. Our African expeditions have made major fossil discoveries in the Miocene of Libya and we have published a volume and other scientific research papers. We are working closely with physician groups and local agencies to further medical and health science education through teacher workshops and courses.
Target demographics: College of Henricopolis targets Native American students, who willl make up approximately one half of the student body in its health science programs. IIHER's program "Hands-On Human Evolution" is aimed at K-12 students and museum/science center visitors of all ages nationally.
Direct beneficiaries per year: We estimate that our direct program delivery will reach approximately 750 this year, our first year of operation.
Geographic areas served: Worldwide U.S.A. Virginia
Programs: "Hunterian Courses in Clinical Anatomy" (for physicians) "Premedical Institute" (for B.A. students preparing for medical school) "Hands-On Human Evolution" (for teacher training, public schools, museums, and science centers) "Advanced Learning Center in Health Sciences" - commmunity learning center for health-related classes
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This is a brilliant idea and undertaking. Having the medical school in this area will go far toward restoring financial and medical health to this part of Virginia. It will bring people from all over the country.
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