Service its own reward, as they old saying goes, and it is undoubtedly true. But we at ASF can’t help but feel proud when our Fellows and Fellows for Life are recognized for their hard work and dedication to service in the midst of the demands of their graduate studies. With that said, we extend hearty congratulations to Chicago Fellow Nisha Garg and Bay Area Fellow for Life Jean Marie Calvo … [Read more...] about American Association of Public Health Dentistry Honors Fellows
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship of Chicago and Health & Medicine Policy Research Group are pleased to announce that Meade Palidofsky, founder and artistic director of Storycatchers Theatre, will be honored with the Chicago Schweitzer program’s 2016 Schweitzer Leadership Award. The Schweitzer Leadership Award is given annually to an individual who has done significant work to mitigate the … [Read more...] about Chicago Leadership Award Announced
Pierre Rowen’s commitment to helping people with disabilities achieve independence is deeply personal: he had to re-learn how to read, speak, and shower after surviving not one, but two brain tumors. “My second brain tumor was so large that it occupied one-third of my head, and I was at very high risk for a stroke,” Rowen says. “During my subsequent rehabilitation, I traveled the unforgettable … [Read more...] about Bouncing Back—and Helping Others Do The Same
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.
At last year’s Schweitzer conference, Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation President George Thibault, MD spoke about shaping a more affordable, accessible, and reliable health care system through interprofessional educational interventions. “We have strong evidence that health care delivered by well-functioning teams leads to better outcomes, but we still educate our health professionals in silos,” … [Read more...] about No More Silos: Breaking Down Barriers Through Interprofessional Teamwork