When we describe this upcoming weekend as the biggest one of our year, we’re not exaggerating: we’ll welcome a record number of people—about 500 in total—to our Schweitzer Prize event and Schweitzer Leadership Conference on Friday and Saturday. The excitement will kick off tomorrow night, when we’ll present James (Jim) O’Connell, MD with the Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism. In 1985, … [Read more...] about Ready, Set, Go.
Two months from today, we’ll gather at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge, Massachusetts for the Schweitzer Leadership Conference: Building Healthier Communities & Leading by Example. Our slate of speakers is a veritable who’s-who of community health movers and shakers that includes Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, MA, CPH (President-Elect, American Public Health Association), Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP … [Read more...] about Schweitzer Leadership Conference Countdown: Eight Weeks to Go!
As today's Boston Business Journal reports, Rushika Fernandopulle, MD, MPP wants to reinvent primary care: 'What everyone else is trying to do is improve existing practices, making incremental improvements,' he said. 'We figured out that maybe what we need to do is start from scratch.' Fernandopulle is a Schweitzer Fellow for Life (Boston, 1993-94) and the CEO of Iora Health -- a startup that … [Read more...] about A Schweitzer Fellow Works to Reinvent Primary Care
As the national debate over health care reform rages, we’re asking Schweitzer Fellows and Fellows for Life — who are working directly with the populations whose needs are unmet under our current health care system — to weigh in. Today, we talk with 1993-94 Boston Schweitzer Fellow Rushika Fernandopulle, M.D., M.P.P. As a Boston Fellow, Rushika collaborated with The Alliance for the Homeless, … [Read more...] about Fellows Weigh In On Health Care Reform: Rushika Fernandopulle, M.D., M.P.P.