The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) today announced the selection of its 2016-2017 class of Boston Albert Schweitzer Fellows. Fifteen graduate students will spend the next year learning to effectively address the social factors that impact health, and developing lifelong leadership skills. In doing so, they will follow the example set by famed physician-humanitarian Albert Schweitzer, for whom … [Read more...] about 2016-2017 Class of Boston Albert Schweitzer Fellows Named
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship announced today that Richard Holbrook, Chairman and CEO of Eastern Bank, will receive the Boston Schweitzer Leadership Award from the Schweitzer Fellowship program in Boston. The award recognizes the achievements of an individual who has contributed to efforts to mitigate the social determinants of health in Greater Boston or Central Massachusetts, and whose … [Read more...] about Eastern Bank CEO Richard Holbrook to receive Schweitzer Leadership Award from The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program in Boston
Earlier this year, the Atlantic’s Stephen Marche wrote a much-buzzed-about essay called “Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?” His answer to the titular question was a resounding yes: “In a world consumed by ever more novel modes of socializing, we have less and less actual society,” he wrote. “We live in an accelerating contradiction: the more connected we become, the lonelier we are.” But for people … [Read more...] about For Adults With Physical Disabilities, Building Connections & Community Through Technology & Social Networking
On Nov. 2, the Schweitzer Fellowship honored Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Founder James (Jim) O'Connell, MD with the 2012 Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism. This morning, WBUR (Boston’s NPR station) aired an in-depth profile of O’Connell as part of its Visionaries series. The profile is thoughtful, comprehensive, and well worth a listen for anyone who’s interested in working … [Read more...] about ‘Visionary’ Schweitzer Prize Honoree Dr. Jim O’Connell Profiled on WBUR
When we describe this upcoming weekend as the biggest one of our year, we’re not exaggerating: we’ll welcome a record number of people—about 500 in total—to our Schweitzer Prize event and Schweitzer Leadership Conference on Friday and Saturday. The excitement will kick off tomorrow night, when we’ll present James (Jim) O’Connell, MD with the Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism. In 1985, … [Read more...] about Ready, Set, Go.