University of Massachusetts Medical School student and Schweitzer Fellow Lauren Powell has lost 10 family members to cancer in the last three years. In the last six months, four more members of her family have been diagnosed with late-stage cancer. “While I would like to think of my family as an anomaly, this burden of disease seems to be more the norm than the exception in families of … [Read more...] about Cultivating Conversations: Talking about health, care, and community
Archives for November 2013
We are proud to announce the launch of our newly designed website, SchweitzerFellowship.org. If you are a student interested in learning more about becoming a Schweitzer Fellow; if you are a current Fellow, or Fellow for Life; or if you are simply interested in learning more about Dr. Albert Schweitzer, our new design should make it easier for you to find what you are looking for. Three things … [Read more...] about Welcome to the new SchweitzerFellowship.org!
How do you reduce heart disease, diabetes, and cancer? By getting kids to learn healthier eating habits when they are young, and well before disease can take hold. WWNO public radio in New Orleans profiled a project by Schweitzer Fellows Jaden Kifer and Kate Howe called Smart Cafe, a school-based nutrition education program for kids in kindergarten through second grade. “What we’re trying to do … [Read more...] about Schweitzer Fellows in New Orleans help young students make healthier eating choices