Jeffrey Jackson and Amanda Kilburn Kerns are thinking big. By focusing on the critical link between an expectant mother’s oral health and the pre- and post-natal health of her child, the two Schweitzer Fellows and University of North Carolina School of Dentistry students are building bridges between their local dental and medical communities. In partnership with the University of North … [Read more...] about “A Systems Change for Collaboration Between the Dental and Medical Communities”
Last Thursday, The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) President Lachlan Forrow, MD met with Flavien Nziengui-Nzoundou (the Minister of Health for Gabon, Africa) to discuss current and future collaboration—and lay groundwork for the 2013 Centennial celebration of Albert Schweitzer’s founding of his iconic hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon, Africa. In addition to supporting 250 Schweitzer Fellows … [Read more...] about With the Schweitzer Hospital’s Centennial Approaching, Gabon’s Minister of Health Meets with ASF President Lachlan Forrow
As a 2008-09 Greater Philadelphia Schweitzer Fellow, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing student Ashley Darcy had a vision: she wanted to empower mothers (and expectant mothers) living at Jane Addams Place to make healthier choices for themselves and their children. With the cooperation and support of Jane Addams Place staff -- as well as the guidance of academic mentors Marilyn … [Read more...] about Spurred by a Schweitzer Fellow, RNs Work to Empower Mothers and Children At One West Philadelphia Shelter
Multiple Schweitzer Fellows have implemented service projects aimed at maternal and prenatal health, and multiple Schweitzer Fellows have developed projects promoting environmental responsibility and environmental health. A new study, just released by the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health, suggests that these two focus areas should be closely linked. The study has found a link … [Read more...] about Is Smog the New Lead?