Thanksgiving is right around the corner—and helping to prepare and serve meals at local soup kitchens has become a popular way to give back on Turkey Day and throughout the holiday season. In partnership with Schweitzer Fellows Samantha Batman and Mazin Abdelghany, one particular soup kitchen in New Hampshire is addressing unmet medical needs as well as hunger. Working closely with Claremont … [Read more...] about A Meal—and a Health Screening: Medical Students Partner With New Hampshire Soup Kitchen in the Season of Giving and Beyond
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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!
Born and raised in the Philippines, Merlyn Chua came to the U.S. in 1990 to find job opportunities that would support her family and fund the education of her three younger siblings. 22 years later, Chua’s siblings are nurses and physical therapists—and Chua herself is a nurse practitioner at Mercy Hospital who is motivated by an abiding desire to make a difference both in the U.S. and abroad. As … [Read more...] about Improving Community Health in the U.S. and Abroad: Five Questions for a Fellow with Merlyn Chua
“‘Troubled teens’ are very much still developing—not in a permanent state of misbehavior, as they are sometimes treated,’” says Kevin McNerney, a Schweitzer Fellow at Dartmouth Medical School who partnered with Second Growth to implement an education and mentoring program for adolescents struggling with substance abuse issues (some of whom were in diversion programs). Why did you decide to … [Read more...] about Changing At-Risk Adolescents’ Attitudes Towards Substance Use—and Themselves: Five Questions for a Fellow with Kevin McNerney