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
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Schweitzer Fellows Luke de Andrade and Hagar Abdel-Baky were recently featured on the Winston-Salem State University website for their work with seniors. Occupational therapy students Abdel-Baky and de Andrade are running an eight-week course that teaches seniors strategies for avoiding falls: Their goal is to work with seniors on community mobility skills. In the Matter of Balance class is an … [Read more...] about Excellence in Action
There are just three days left to register for this year’s Schweitzer Leadership Conference! Click here to register. The Nov. 2 conference will offer opportunities to engage and network with a host of leaders in health care and service, including Former Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, once the only doctor serving the impoverished fishing village in Bayou La Batre, Ala. She has since … [Read more...] about Just three days left to register for the Schweitzer Leadership Conference!
“Let us name racism because it does exist,” is an observation made frequently by Dr. Camara Jones, Senior Fellow at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Jones believes acknowledging racism and other systems of power that create an uneven playing field for people is critical to eliminating the racial disparities that permeate society -- from schools and … [Read more...] about Health disparities expert Dr. Camara Jones to deliver plenary session at Leadership Conferene
Dr. Robert L. Satcher, assistant professor of orthopaedic oncology, Division of Surgery, will deliver the morning keynote address at the 2013 Schweitzer Leadership Conference Nov. 2. Dr. Satcher is a Schweitzer Fellow for Life, having completed his fellowship at The Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Africa, in 1993. Sponsored by the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, the Schweitzer Leadership … [Read more...] about MD Anderson Professor Robert L. Satcher to Keynote Schweitzer Leadership Conference