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R-MWC Announces 2006-2007 Quillian Scholar

Dr. Mario G. Maldonado Incayawar, a Quichua (Inca) physician, educator, and researcher , will join the R-MWC faculty for the next academic year

5/1/2006 3:17:31 PM


LYNCHBURG – Randolph-Macon Woman’s College has announced its 2006-2007 Quillian Scholar.

Dr. Mario G. Maldonado Incayawar is a Quichua (Inca) physician, educator, and researcher with interests in transcultural psychiatry, indigenous peoples’ mental health, and the neuroscience of the healing process. Dr. Incayawar recently finished an appointment as the Henry R. Luce Associate Professor in Brain, Mind, and Medicine at Pitzer, Claremont, and Harvey Mudd Colleges as well as Claremont Graduate University. For the past six years, he has taught the following courses: (1) Culture and Psychobiology of Pain; (2) Healers, Doctors and the Brain; (3) Amerindian Psychiatry; and (4) Science, Politics, and Alternative Medicine.

Dr. Incayawar is also the founder of Jambihuasi, a culturally adapted, integrative (Quichua and Western medicine) medical service for the Quichuas of the Andes. Jambihuasi has received the support of the United Nations and has been featured in national and international media.

The Quillian Scholar is a permanent faculty position filled annually by visiting international scholars with the purpose of ensuring students and the College community with cross-cultural experiences. Their presence on campus enables the entire R-MWC community to be enriched through classes, lectures, faculty development seminars, and study seminars offered by Quillian Scholars.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations