When he was younger, Ryan Heath enjoyed his schoolwork and planned to pursue medicine and biomedical research—but he also felt drawn to the challenge of experiential, non-academic fields. “Working in commercial fishing with my father, my technical/vocational classes, and spending time in the outdoors might have filled a little bit of a gap I didn’t know was seeking,” he says. When he started … [Read more...] about Empowering At-Risk Chicago Youth Through Adventure Therapy and Service-Learning: Five Questions for a Fellow with Ryan Health
The three Schweitzer Fellows who took the stage at Pri-Med West in Anaheim last Friday took very different paths to get there. First, there was Kimberly DeQuattro -- who earned her Master's in Opera before entering med school and becoming a Schweitzer Fellow. ("There’s some great pathology in opera -- Mimi and Violetta had TB, Jo had scarlet fever, and every other soprano lead character has an … [Read more...] about Pri-Med West in Anaheim: A Schweitzer Success!
Two weeks ago, we interviewed 2008-09 New Hampshire-Vermont Schweitzer Fellow Alissa Curda about the rewards and challenges of developing an outdoor education program for underserved middle school students. Today, we talk with Curda's partner in that endeavor -- 2008-09 New Hampshire-Vermont Liz Killien. Why did you develop your particular project? When speaking with past Fellows about … [Read more...] about Five Questions for a Fellow: Liz Killien
This morning, the Los Angeles Times reported that the Los Angeles County Department of Health will launch a program that provides free, in-home STI testing kits by mail: The program is aimed primarily at black and Latina women below the age of 25, who make up a disproportionate number of those infected, said Dr. Jonathan Fielding, who directs the county health department. ... The new program … [Read more...] about In L.A. County, a New Approach to STI Prevention