Dr. Ezra Barzilay was a Lambaréné Fellow in 1998, an experience that, over the course of a lengthy interview, he alternately describes as “career-defining,” “truly eye-opening,” “humbling” “overwhelming,” and occasionally even “emotionally brutal.” “I know this may sound presumptuous because I was only a medical student at the time, but my Lambaréné Fellowship was really about rolling up my … [Read more...] about A renewed focus on Lambaréné: CDC epidemiologist to direct ASF’s program in Africa
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) today announced that Ezra Barzilay, MD, has been appointed program director for its Lambaréné Chapter, which recruits and places Fellows in pediatric and medicine rotations at The Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon, located in West Africa. Dr. Barzilay assumed his duties as Lambaréné Chapter program director this month. Dr. Barzilay is the … [Read more...] about CDC Epidemiologist To Lead Albert Schweitzer Fellowship’s Lambaréné Chapter
January 14 marks the 141st anniversary of Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s birth. To honor his life and his legacy of service—along with the life and commitment to service of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—we inaugurated Hats on For Service last year. Hats on For Service is a campaign that asks Schweitzer Fellows and Fellows for Life to invite a friend to participate in local MLK Day community service … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday, Dr. Schweitzer
Boston-area Fellows and Fellows for Life are invited to join us for Hats On for Service on Monday, January 18. For the second year in a row, we will volunteer at The Blackstone Innovation School, a K-5 Boston Public School located in the South End at 380 Shawmut Ave. You can learn more about the school by clicking on this link. We will be volunteering alongside teachers, South End residents, some … [Read more...] about Calling all Boston area Fellows for Life!
Los Angeles Schweitzer Fellow Jonathan Nguyen is concerned that, within the healthcare profession, dental professionals have been found to be among the least culturally competent when it comes to caring for patients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ). He is also aware that LGBTQ health disparities—for instance, higher rates of HIV in gay and bisexual men and … [Read more...] about Bridging the gap between dentistry and LGBTQ community members