THE ALBERT SCHWEITZER FELLOWSHIP – NORTH CAROLINA
*** Read a press release announcing the selection of the 2015-16 North Carolina Albert Schweitzer Fellows here. ***
Founded in 1994, the North Carolina Schweitzer Fellows Program is dedicated to developing a pipeline of emerging professionals who enter the workforce with the skills and commitment necessary to address unmet health needs.
Lead by longtime Program Chair, Dr. Trisha White (1984 Lambaréné Schweitzer Fellow) and supported by several generous funders, Schweitzer Fellows in North Carolina—competitively chosen from health-focused graduate student applicants in a variety of fields—have worked tirelessly to address health disparities and the social determinants of health across the state.
To read more about what being a Schweitzer Fellow in North Carolina entails and to find out how to apply, please visit our application page. Click Here to download an informational one-pager about the North Carolina Schweitzer Fellows program, which is funded entirely by charitable donations and grants. Make a gift, make a difference!
Nearly 300 Schweitzer Fellows have provided over 59,000 hours of service to North Carolina’s most vulnerable communities. Partnering with area community-based organizations, these Fellows have addressed a wide variety of health needs through sustainable projects with direct service at their core. Examples include the following initiatives:
• A free physical therapy clinic for people with no access to rehabilitative services in Winston-Salem. Faculty and students at Winston-Salem State School of Physical Therapy staff the clinic.
• A free bimonthly HIV clinic at Lincoln Community Health Center in Durham that is being sustained by UNC School of Medicine students and the Student Health Action Coalition
• A healing arts program for end-of-life patients at Project Compassion in Chapel Hill that is being supported by Duke School of Medicine students
• A yoga-based stress reduction class at El Futuro, an organization in Carrboro that helps Latinos who have mental health and addiction illnesses. A class participant is being formally trained to teach the class
Please see Fellows and Projects for a complete listing of Fellows’ service projects, which are made possible by our generous sponsors. When Fellows’ initial year of service ends, they carry their commitment to meeting the health needs of underserved people forward as members of the Schweitzer Fellows for Life alumni network, now more than 2,000 strong.
NORTH CAROLINA SCHWEITZER FELLOWS IN THE NEWS
July 27, 2015
“Chronic Disease Management Class Empowers Patients to Take Control of Their Health” (Post for the Mecklenburg Area Partnership for Primary Care Research blog about Fellow Rebecca Flint’s project)
May 14, 2015
School of Medicine Celebrates Class of 2015
March 19, 2015
ASF blog post on Fellows Laura Cone and Stephanie Kiser
April 10, 2015
UNC med students promote healthy living at Stanback
Feb. 19, 2015
Creating Future Scientists
Feb. 20, 2015
Recapping Community Service and Advocacy Day
March 2, 2015
ASF Facebook photo album of Fellow Kate Magee’s project
March 11, 2015
ASF blog post about UNC Service Day
Aug. 16, 2013
Independence Days: Helping Older Adults Remain Fit
May 23, 2013
Serving Up Aces In Durham, North Carolina
March 13, 2013
In Art, Lessons for Life
July 31, 2012
Kids Play Doctor at Duke
May 24, 2012
Six WSSU Students Named Schweitzer Fellows
North Carolina Schweitzer Fellows Program
Post Office Box 1636
Davidson, NC 28036