11 UAB students selected as 2021 Schweitzer fellows

By Hannah Echols; Article re-posted with permission from https://www.uab.edu/news/campus/item/12061-11-uab-students-selected-as-2021-schweitzer-fellows

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship of Alabama has announced the community site partners of the incoming 2021 fellows class, which includes 11 graduate students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Alabama Schweitzer Chapter was founded in 2015 and joined a national network of Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Chapters across the United States. ASF chapters are dedicated to improving the health of vulnerable people by developing a corps of emerging professionals who enter the workforce with the skills and commitment necessary to address unmet health needs.

“The 2021 Fellows have already demonstrated humility and adaptability as they have completed needs assessments and interviews with stakeholders closest to these community needs,” said Kristin Boggs, ASF executive director. “We are thankful to our site partners, who welcome in our Fellows and provide mentorship throughout the year. I am hopeful that the collaborative nature of these projects will continue to grow as the year progresses.”

UAB graduate students selected as Schweitzer Fellows are:

Biomedical Sciences Program

  • Margaret Lloyd, University of Alabama
  • Malik Seals, University of Alabama 

School of Dentistry

  • Jenai Bostic, Spelman College 
  • Carolyn Grace Griffin, Auburn University
  • Henry Kendrick, UAB

School of Health Professions

  • Ibukun Afon, University of Alabama

School of Medicine

School of Nursing

  • Joia Pfeiffer, UAB

School of Public Health

  • Grace Menzies, UAB
  • Shanquela Williams, UAB and masters from University of Houston

The 2021 Alabama Schweitzer Fellows class has been developing its project plans with the assistance of Boggs since March 2021. By April 2022, the Fellows will have dedicated 200 hours to plan, implement, evaluate and develop a sustainability plan for their projects. Descriptions of their projects are available here.