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!
A Guest Post From New Schweitzer Fellowship Board Chair Bruce Auerbach, MD, FACEP As an emergency physician and hospital administrator, I have seen firsthand how social factors like poverty and education impact the health of individuals, families, and communities. This complex interplay is all too evident in the crisis situations that we see in emergency departments across the country—crisis … [Read more...] about Seizing the Moment
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
With next year marking the centennial celebration of Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s iconic hospital in Africa, The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) is thrilled to announce the selection of its 2012-13 Schweitzer Fellows. These 243 multidisciplinary graduate students at 12 ASF program sites throughout the U.S. will spend the next year learning to effectively address the social factors that impact … [Read more...] about Announcing the 2012-13 Schweitzer Fellows!
[vimeo 22244186 w=400 h=300] Mentor Puts Student Runners on Healthy Track from Chris Lovett on Vimeo. The above report from Neighborhood Network News (NNN) delivers an inside look at Tufts-Schweitzer Fellow Dan Hatfield's project -- a running program for at-risk 6th-grade boys in East Boston that was featured in the Boston Globe a few weeks back. As NNN says in their tag, "For students at the … [Read more...] about Pre-Marathon Must-Watch: NNN News Report on a Schweitzer Fellow’s Running Program in Eastie