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Review for Integrative Centers for Science and Medicine, Martinsville, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Dr. Boaz has put together a group of projects that are focused on bettering the lives of Native American Students who wish to pursue a career in the Health Sciences. His untiring effort to get the program off the ground has helped others better understand the problems that are being faced by the Native population who as a group have received the poorest and least health care if any group in the US.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my interactions with Dr. Boaz and his interactions with students, other scientists and other potential grant participants.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get it more funding!!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the creativity of its founder Dr. Noel Boaz. He has many ideas that are designed to expand basic knowledge as well as increase the opportunity of Native American Students being able to pursue a career in the Health Sciences.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very competent and knowledgeable in their fields, be in geology, anthropology, archeology, or medicine.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Begin a medical school for Native American Students and other indigenous populations whose health care is very deficient. IT would use very innovative approaches to the education of these groups that would encourage them to return to serve their people.

Ways to make it better...

If the money existed to get the programs Dr. Boaz has proposed we would by now be educating a new group of health care providers with the knowledge, skill and attitudes to provide care for their own people whether in the US or internationally.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Raising adequate capital to provide the venue to undertake the vision of its leader.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Dr. Boaz and other members of the board of the Integrative Centers for Science and Medicine have unique backgrounds that would allow them to provide the education needed by those indigenous students to return and serve their communities.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I've been Director of Medical Education for the Center.