Early on in Michael Halperin’s clinical training as a Tulane University School of Medicine student, he came face to face with the tragic impact of gun violence on kids in New Orleans. "In the emergency department, the lucky ones get their wounds cleaned out by a gadget that looks, ironically, like a water pistol,” Halperin says. “It shoots a high-pressure stream of sterile water into the path of … [Read more...] about In New Orleans, Using CrossFit to Prevent Violence and Promote Healthy Choices
Before starting Duke University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program, Kelly Raney participated in a research project on falls prevention for senior citizens. The experience showed her the full impact of falls prevention classes on older adults’ quality of life: afterwards, each participant showed increased confidence and engaged more actively in senior center programs and events. That’s why, as a … [Read more...] about Preventing Falls, Improving Lives: A North Carolina Schweitzer Fellow Takes Action
Ten years ago, while conducting street outreach to homeless individuals living in Boston, Kara Cohen witnessed firsthand the impact of poor podiatric health on this highly vulnerable population. “Poor foot health impacted both the physical and emotional well-being of my clients,” Cohen says. “I met clients with severe trench foot, bleeding feet, and those who had not changed their socks in a … [Read more...] about In Philly, Helping Homeless Individuals Put Their ‘Best Foot Forward’
Thanks to the Pittsburgh Foundation’s Day of Giving and a simultaneous match challenge by the Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program Advisory Board, donations to the Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program on October 3—Match Day—will be more than doubled. To participate, go to www.pittsburghgives.org on Wednesday, October 3. The "Donate Now" link will appear on the front page starting at midnight; … [Read more...] about Mark Your Calendar—and Have Your Gift Doubled!
When Brian Choi was conducting research and completing his rotation at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke, he noticed that due to the high risk of post-surgical hospital-acquired infections, many patients receiving surgical care for their brain tumors were being discharged one to two days after their operations. “Many of them were being discharged to local hotels or temporary … [Read more...] about Helping Patients Recover Post-Brain Surgery: Five Questions for a Fellow with Bryan Choi