*** Read a press release announcing the selection of the 2015-16 Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows here***

Launched in September 2010 and hosted by The Ohio State University College of Medicine, the Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program is a growing consortium currently comprised of 11 Colleges of the campus of The Ohio State University, two Colleges on the Ohio University campus in Athens, and one private institution, Trinity Lutheran Seminary. In addition, two of Columbus’ largest medical centers, OhioHealth and Nationwide Children’s Hospital are full partners. The consortium model fuels the Columbus-Athens ASF program with prospective Fellows, board member expertise, and funding.

Schweitzer projects in Columbus and Athens address not only clinical health issues, but also the social determinants of health—defined by the World Health Organization as the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, and which are mostly responsible for health and social inequities. In our first two years, 31 Columbus-Athens Fellows dedicated over 7,500 hours of service to urban and rural underserved in Central and Southeast Ohio. They have met health-related needs of adults with disabilities, Somali immigrants, at-risk youth, the elderly, the LBGT community, those experiencing homelessness, as well other marginalized groups.

Download a one-pager about the Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program here.

To read more about what being a Schweitzer Fellow in Columbus and Athens entails and to find out how to apply, please visit our application page.

“My experience as a Fellow has been life changing. I initially anticipated a small side project, playing with children, and having fun. All of this did occur, but in addition, I learned more than I expected from these children. I learned patience, time-management, and the ability to let go of complete control. I also learned new methods by which to deliver these important healthy messages to young children. I am excited to continue to work with children and find new ways to keep them active and healthy. “

— Brooke Starkoff, Fellow for Life

Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows In the News

December 3, 2015
Encouraging survivors of intimate partner violence to take healing breaths

October 6, 2015
Student Success Story: Erin McCloskey

July 15, 2015
“Two public health students selected to be Albert Schweitzer Fellows”

July 15, 2015
“College of Nursing student selected as Albert Schweitzer Fellow”

July 14, 2015
2014-15 Celebration of Service videos

July 9, 2015
ASF blog post: “Documenting an under-resourced community’s resources

July 8, 2015
Medicine, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences students participate in the 2015-2016 Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program

June 16, 2015
MBA student honored for academic excellence, dedication to service

May 22, 2015
OSU Pharmacy Celebrates Our Schweitzer Fellows

May 20, 2015
OSU College of Medicine posts new Fellows announcement on Facebook

May 19, 2015
Sarah Levitt MFA Selected as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow

May 18, 2015
OSU Arts and sciences students selected as Albert Schweitzer Fellows

 The Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program is funded entirely by charitable donations and grants. Make a gift, make a difference!
Have questions about the Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program, including how to get involved and how to become a sponsor? Please contact:
Lorraine Silver Wallace, PhD
Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellowship Program
058 Meiling Hall, 370 W. 9th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210
614-688-3327 Office;

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