As the United States gears up for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), we’re excited to tell you that John McDonough, who was a senior advisor on National Health Reform to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions when the ACA was passed, will be among the distinguished faculty at this year’s Schweitzer Leadership Conference. John later penned Inside … [Read more...] about What is the future of US health care reform?
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Dr. Regina M. Benjamin is best known for her recent tenure as the U.S. Surgeon General. But before she assumed her role as the nation’s doctor in 2009, Dr. Benjamin gained notice for her dedicated service to the people of Bayou La Batre, an impoverished fishing village on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Dubbed an “angel in a white coat,” by the New York Times, Dr. Benjamin stitched shark bites, made house … [Read more...] about Angel in a white coat
Schweitzer Fellow Danielle Babbington of St. Xavier University in Chicago’s Mount Greenwood community, was spotlighted in the Southtown Star for her work with women and children on Chicago's South Side. Read the full story here! … [Read more...] about Schweitzer Fellow spotlighted in Chicago’s Southtown Star
Dr. Robert L. Satcher, Jr., a Schweitzer Fellow for Life, was the first orthopedic surgeon to orbit the earth, aboard the space shuttle Atlantis in November 2009. During that voyage to the International Space Station he studied the influence of zero gravity on muscles and bone density, and the effects of space on the immune system. Dr. Satcher also used his surgical training to install an antenna … [Read more...] about Meet the first orthopedic surgeon in space