Eloy Rodriguez February 17, 2009

Eloy Rodriguez

The Genesis of Natural Medicines

Eloy Rodriguez, the James A. Perkins Endowed Professor and research scientist at Cornell University, focuses on the importance of culture, indigenous health care systems, and health disparities in poor Appalachian whites, Chicano/a and Native American populations. A vocal advocate for science education, Rodriguez created the Kids Investigating and Discovering Science (KIDS) program for kindergarten through eighth-grade children in underrepresented populations. His studies of the genesis, discovery and application of natural organic medicines for breast and pancreatic cancer and Type 2 diabetes directly connects his research with compelling community involvement.