14 Graduate Students Will Implement Community Health Projects Throughout Central Alabama
Birmingham, AL, May 14, 2021 — The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship of Alabama (ASF) is proud to announce today the community site partners of the incoming 2021 Fellow class, which is composed of 14 graduate students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of Montevallo and Samford University.
Since March 2021, the 2021 Alabama Schweitzer Fellow class has been developing the project plans with the assistance of ASF Executive Director Kristin Boggs. “The 2021 Fellows have already demonstrated humility and adaptability as they have completed needs assessments and interviews with stakeholders closest to these community needs. 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.”
2021 ASF Fellow Class and Their Community Site Partners
|Fellow Name||University/Program||Community Site Partner|
|Ibukun Afon||UAB School of Health Professions||Women in Agriculture|
|Jenai Bostic||UAB School of Dentistry||UAB Sparks Dental Clinic|
|Tanya Correya||UAB School of Medicine||Girls Inc. of Central Alabama|
|Jennifer Goolsby||University of Montevallo||To Be Announced|
|Carolyn Grace Griffin||UAB School of Dentistry||UAB Sparks Dental Clinic|
|Madison Hartley||Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy||The Changed Lives Mobile Clinic|
|Matthew Hudson||UAB School of Medicine and UAB School of Business||Birmingham Special Needs Affinity Group|
|Henry Kendrick||UAB School of Dentistry||Birmingham Special Needs Affinity Group|
|Margaret Lloyd||UAB – Biomedical Sciences Program||To Be Announced|
|Grace Menzies||UAB School of Public Health||The Changed Lives Mobile Clinic|
|David Moss||University of Montevallo||Alabama Suicide Prevention and Resource Coalition|
|Joia Pfeiffer||UAB School of Nursing||The Changed Lives Mobile Clinic|
|Malik Seals||UAB – Biomedical Sciences Program||Collat Jewish Family Services|
|Shanquela Williams||UAB School of Public Health||Grace House Ministries|
By April 2022, Fellows will dedicate 200 hours to plan, implement, evaluate, and develop a sustainability plan for their projects. Descriptions of the Fellows’ projects are available at asfalabama.org/fellows.
About The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship of Alabama
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) of Alabama is preparing the next generation of professionals who will serve and empower vulnerable people to live healthier lives and create healthier communities in Alabama. To date, 71 Alabama Fellows have contributed over 15,000 hours of service at a value of over $362,000. Nationally, more than 4,000 U.S Schweitzer Fellows have delivered nearly 750,000 hours of service to individuals and communities in need. Additionally, over 100 Lambaréné Schweitzer Fellows have served in Africa at the Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon. Through this work and through the ongoing contributions of the more than 4,000 program alumni who continue as Schweitzer “Fellows for Life”, ASF perpetuates the legacy and philosophy of physician-humanitarian and Nobel Peace laureate Dr. Albert Schweitzer. ASF currently has 13 active program locations in the U.S. The national nonprofit is located in Boston, MA.