"I hope that the example of HIV-related outreach and human solidarity of Michael Dyer and other Schweitzer Fellows can help remind all of us to ensure that HIV, like any other illness, is a reason for people to help each other, not distance ourselves." -- ASF President Dr. Lachlan Forrow, in a comment on yesterday's post about HIV testing … [Read more...] about Quote of the Day
Archives for June 2009
Every Tuesday, Beyond Boulders runs a five-question interview with either a first-year Schweitzer Fellow or a Schweitzer Fellow for Life (ie, a Fellow whose initial year with ASF has been completed, but whose commitment to lifelong service continues). In this installment, we talk with 2007-08 Chicago Fellow Janna Stansell, MPH -- now a Project Assistant for the Chicago Schweitzer Fellows … [Read more...] about Five Questions for a Fellow: Janna Stansell
This past Saturday, June 27, was National HIV Testing Day -- a day whose urgency was emphasized by the Thursday release of a new CDC report finding that "nearly half the HIV-positive U.S. adolescents and young adults are unaware of their infection." The report's recommendation? To decrease the number of undiagnosed HIV infections among adolescents and promote HIV prevention, CDC recommends that … [Read more...] about Honing In On HIV Testing
"The interior joy we feel when we have done a good deed, when we feel we have been needed somewhere and have lent a helping hand, is the nourishment the soul requires." -- Dr. Albert Schweitzer … [Read more...] about Quote of the Day
The weekend of October 17, Schweitzer Fellows for Life (FFL) from all across the country (and the world) will gather for the 3rd Annual FFL Conference -- a unique gathering offering renewal and inspiration to professionals who are committed to serving populations in need. Dr. Jack Geiger (leading expert-slash-activist for health, poverty, and human rights issues) and Paul Schmitz (CEO and … [Read more...] about FFL Conference Breakout Sessions Announced!