Ohio State University College of Medicine student and Schweitzer Fellow for Life Sabrina Smith partnered with the Central Ohio Diabetes Association to bring evidence-based messaging around health and nutrition to children struggling with obesity. The 5-2-1-0 Healthy Kids Countdown helps kids remember four simple rules for health: eat five servings of fruits or vegetables per day, limit screen time … [Read more...] about Counting down to healthy habits in Columbus!
Schweitzer Fellows Kimberly Cocce and Melissa Hector-Greene are medical students at Duke University School of Medicine. For their Fellowship project, they partnered with Playworks Durham on a tennis program for children ages seven through 10 designed to increase physical activity. “I’ve come to realize that one of the greatest barriers for children in becoming more active is a lack of mentors and … [Read more...] about Serving up aces in Durham, North Carolina
Schweitzer Fellows for Life Jessie Evangelista and Janet Trang created a program pairing families with a baby in neonatal intensive care with a family that had successfully brought home a baby after a stay in neonatal intensive care. Evangelista and Trang, both students at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, partnered with the Fletcher Allen Health Center for their project. Evangelista … [Read more...] about In Vermont, helping premature babies and their families thrive
Schweitzer Fellow for Life James R. Carter, MPH, a doctoral student at The Ohio State University College of Social Work, realized that there was little awareness of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population. HPV is the most common sexually-transmitted infection and it impacts both men and women. While not everyone who is infected with HPV gets ill, … [Read more...] about Raising awareness about HPV among the LGBT community in Central Ohio
Schweitzer Fellows for Life Henry Gerard Colmer and Bryan Neth are medical students at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Last year, partnering with both the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the Alzheimer's Association, they created an eight- to 10-week cognitive and behavioral program for people living with Alzheimer’s disease. Q: Why did you decide to develop your particular … [Read more...] about In North Carolina, implementing a brain fitness program for those living with Alzheimer’s