As a teacher in Baton Rouge and New Orleans elementary schools, Lisa Staples saw a huge need to engage students in health education. During her four years teaching, she managed to work the topic into extra-curricular activities such as a health fair, career day, science fair, and book fair, but she knew her efforts were inadequate to create lasting change in her students’ health habits. “I … [Read more...] about Making nutrition fun again in New Orleans
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) announces the selection of its 2017-18 class of New Orleans Albert Schweitzer Fellows. Thirteen graduate students from Louisiana State University School of Medicine; Louisiana State University School of Public Health; Tulane University School of Medicine; Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine; and Xavier University of Louisiana … [Read more...] about New Class of New Orleans Albert Schweitzer Fellows Named
After her family became homeless when she was a child, B.S. Katherine Davidson-Karlay lived for a time in a homeless shelter with her mother and siblings. Karlay looked up to the shelter volunteers who spent time engaging her in activities and making her family comfortable during a vulnerable time in their lives. She aspired to be like them. “The volunteers gave my family and I something that … [Read more...] about Bringing health to homeless shelters
A program founded and run by LSU Health New Orleans medical students to make health care and health education more accessible to homeless women and children has been awarded a $10,000 grant by La Societe Des Dames Hospitalieres Donor Advised Fund. LSU Health New Orleans’ New Orleans Women and Children’s Shelter (NOWS) Outreach Program brings together students from five of LSU Health New Orleans’ … [Read more...] about Program founded and run by New Orleans Fellows gets $10K grant
We invite you—and a friend!—to participate in Hats On for Service the weekend of Jan. 14-16 to celebrate MLK Day and Albert Schweitzer’s birthday, January 14. Join Schweitzer Fellows, Fellows for Life and friends of the ASF community across the country for our annual event honoring Schweitzer’s and King’s commitment to service. The connection between Dr. King and Dr. Schweitzer is deeper … [Read more...] about It’s time to register for Hats On for Service!