Today's Houston Chronicle writes that the success of Revathi Jyothindran and Joshua Liao's Schweitzer project "[suggests] new solutions for a problem that has been around since the virus emerged as a mysterious killer 30 years ago": Dr. Shkelzen Hoxhaj, director of the emergency room at Ben Taub Hospital, where Liao and Jyothindran's project is based, said 80 percent of newly diagnosed patients … [Read more...] about At Houston’s Largest Public Hospital, Two Schweitzer Fellows Double Rate of Newly-Diagnosed HIV Patients Who Show Up for Follow-Up Care
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Each week, Beyond Boulders delivers a new installment of “Five Questions for a Fellow” – an interview series with Schweitzer Fellows across the country and in Gabon, Africa who are leading the movement to eliminate health disparities. For an archive of previous “Five Questions for a Fellow” interviews, click here. Earlier this week, the Obama administration unveiled its new national strategy for … [Read more...] about Five Questions for a Fellow: Revathi Jyothindran and Joshua Liao Work to Help HIV+ Patients Live Longer, Healthier Lives
Yesterday, we introduced you to Houston Schweitzer Fellows Don Stader and Mary Weeks, whose Ben Taub Patient Education Initiative empowers underserved patients with the knowledge to fully care for themselves once they leave the Emergency Center (EC) at Ben Taub General Hospital. Today and tomorrow, we're bringing you vignettes that illustrate the dramatic impact this Schweitzer project is already … [Read more...] about The Story of Mr. G: Inside the Ben Taub Patient Education Initiative, Part 2
It's easy to see that health care is filled with disparities. Across the country—including in Houston, our newest program location—The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) is doing something about it. Now midway through its first year, the Houston-Galveston Schweitzer Fellows Program supports area graduate students in making a serious commitment to their communities. From establishing a nutrition … [Read more...] about Inside the Ben Taub Patient Education Initiative: Part 1
Erin Bendure and Ryan Van Ramshorst – students at Baylor College of Medicine and members of the inaugural 09-10 class of Houston-Galveston Schweitzer Fellows—have a passion for promoting early childhood literacy. And they’re acting on that passion in an innovative way. Aiming to improve and promote literacy in the clinics and emergency center of Ben Taub General Hospital (BTGH), the duo is … [Read more...] about Albert and the Astros!