We invite you—and a friend!—to participate in Hats On for Service the weekend of Jan. 14-16 to celebrate MLK Day and Albert Schweitzer’s birthday, January 14. Join Schweitzer Fellows, Fellows for Life and friends of the ASF community across the country for our annual event honoring Schweitzer’s and King’s commitment to service. The connection between Dr. King and Dr. Schweitzer is deeper … [Read more...] about It’s time to register for Hats On for Service!
Archives for 2016
Olivia Shadid, a member of the inaugural cohort of Tulsa fellows and a student at the School of Community Medicine out of the University of Oklahoma and University of Tulsa, is taking a unique and highly personal approach to encouraging low-income families to be more active participants in their health. Through her program Companions: Medical Students Breaking Bread & Breaking Down Barriers … [Read more...] about Empowering Tulsa families to take control of their health
DFW Schweitzer Fellow Chloe Rogers works to raise awareness of colorectal cancer in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas through her project “Make Your Bottom a Top Priority” “It is no doubt that our greatest passions arise from the most impactful experiences and moments from our lives, and this is exactly how my passion for colorectal cancer came to be. I chose to address this health issue … [Read more...] about Building Community, Advocacy, and Awareness for Colorectal Cancer
When Michael Sutton, a member of the inaugural class of Tulsa Schweitzer Fellows and a student at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, first learned about the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, he immediately saw it as a way to help Tulsa’s homeless population address some of their health issues. “Even though individuals who are homeless are often doing everything in their … [Read more...] about Taking small steps to make big changes in Tulsa
Providing quality medical care to people who are chronically homeless requires skills not often taught in med school. Their medical needs are often complex, with multiple co-morbidities exacerbated by the instability and hardship of life on the street. And it takes empathy and patience for a doctor to build trust with a person who is part of a vulnerable, marginalized population. But with … [Read more...] about Providing regular care for people who are homeless