Zoe Agoos and Ian McDaniels, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Agoos and McDaniels developed and implemented a training program to enable Bhutanese refugee elders in Burlington to serve as patient navigators for their community members within the local health care system.
Community Site: Community Health Centers of Burlington
Chris Beeler and Andree Koop, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Beeler and Koop motivated kids to get outside and be active during the winter months by leading outdoor trips and teaching healthy cooking classes.
Community Site: Upper Valley Trails Alliance
Benjamin Brown and Laurel Wickberg, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Brown and Wickberg created an enrichment program for individuals suffering from dementia.
Community Site: Visiting Nurse Association
Juliana Castedo and Sadie Marden, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Castedo and Marden provided cooking and nutrition lessons to families living in two subsidized housing projects in New Hampshire and Vermont.
Community Site: Lebanon Housing Authority
Jessie Evangelista and Janet Trang, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Evangelista and Trang developed and implemented a neonatal matching program that pairs current NICU families with NICU graduate families.
Community Site: Fletcher Allen Health Center
Kelly Everhart and Nicole Nakamaru, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Everhart and Nakamaru improved the physical and emotional health of young mothers facing economic and personal challenges by promoting fitness and healthy lifestyle choices.
Community Site: The Family Place
Sarah Gardner and Emily Rosen, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Through multi-cultural pre-natal classes, Gardner and Rosen bridged the gap between birthing practices in Burlington refugee communities and in American culture.
Community Site: Visiting Nurse Association Family Room
Tamar Goldberg, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Goldberg created an in-home program to provide respite care for families of children with special medical needs.
Community Site: Vermont Family Network
Rezwan Khan, Dartmouth Thayer School of Engineering
Khan expanded the capacity of non-profits and social service organizations in the Upper Valley area by creating a group of students from different disciplines at Dartmouth who provided consulting services.
Community Site: Allwin Initiative for Corporate Citizenship
Daniel Liebowitz and Ariel Solaski, Vermont Law School
Liebowitz and Solaski launched an LPFM radio station for Royalton, Vermont and surrounding towns with programming that emphasizes community health and well-being. The radio station served as a platform for community members of all ages and interests to collaborate, share knowledge, and engage in discussion.
Community Site: TBD
Nadeem Modan, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Modan increased uninsured people’s access to social services and updated the Good Neighbor Health Clinic’s resource guide.
Community Site: Good Neighbor Health Clinic
Stephanie Peters, Vermont Law School
Peters grew the client and volunteer base and raised community visibility for Rutland Volunteer Garden Service, a program launched by Schweitzer Fellow M. Kate Thomas, that that pairs teens and seniors to provide gardening help and promote cross-generation connections.
Community Site: Rutland Volunteer Garden Service
David Qian and Rifat Zaman, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Qian and Zaman revitalized and expanded an education and mentoring support network for at-risk youth experiencing homelessness and substance abuse issues.
Community Site: The Junction: Listen’s Teen Life Skills Center
Robin Seila, Vermont Law School
Seila implemented yoga and meditation programming for senior citizens and cancer patients.
Community Site: Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Lina Shayo, University of New Hampshire School of Law
Shayo helped recent African immigrant women access healthcare in Manchester, NH. Working with community leaders, she developed a plan to address language barriers and improve communication between doctors and patients in local hospitals.
Community Site: TBD
Scott Whitaker, University of New Hampshire School of Law
Whitaker encouraged underserved high school students to develop leadership skills and expose them to the legal profession by developing a mock trial team program to be implemented at under-resourced high schools lacking the funding or time to run one on their own.
Community Site: TBD
Karen White, Vermont Law School
White partnered with Have Justice-Will Travel (founded by Schweitzer Fellow Wynona Ward) to help provide legal assistance for victims of domestic violence.
Community Site: Have Justice-Will Travel
Natalie Wicklund, Vermont Law School
Wicklund educated high school students in the Upper Valley area about dating violence, with the goal of reducing such instances.
Community Site: Safeline