Last year, the Philadelphia Inquirer featured Schweitzer Fellow Kenji Taylor’s work to bring hypertension screenings to West Philadelphia's African-American barbershops. Now, Schweitzer Fellow Anjelica Sanders is implementing a community-based health education effort in the same vein as Taylor’s: she’s bringing health education to beauty salons in low-income Philadelphia neighborhoods, with the … [Read more...] about In Philadelphia, Bringing Health Education to Beauty Salons
Last summer, WOUB interviewed recently-selected Schweitzer Fellow Laura Ford about her planned Schweitzer service project: a health and nutrition program for low-income people living in Athens County, Ohio. Since then, this Schweitzer Fellow from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has worked to increase access to healthy foods in the communities of Glouster and Nelsonville … [Read more...] about Making Fresh, Whole Foods an Accessible Reality
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!
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
As an undergraduate at Brandeis University, Mariah Rich immersed herself in the Waltham community—particularly as a volunteer with Waltham Kids Club (an after-school program for elementary school children in Waltham public housing communities) and as an intern with Healthy Waltham (a civic group in the CDC’s Healthy Communities model that works to improve community health and well-being). “Over … [Read more...] about From Refusing to Eat Carrots to Getting Excited About Kale: Five Questions for a Fellow with Mariah Rich