Five Auburn graduate students named to state’s largest cohort of Albert Schweitzer Fellows

By Amy Weaver, Auburn Advancement; Published June 30, 2022

Five Auburn University graduate students are part of the 2022-23 class of Albert Schweitzer Fellows, the largest cohort to date for the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship of Alabama.

The class of 20 students, representing fields of medicine, pharmacy, nursing, nutrition science, public health, dentistry and counseling at Auburn and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will spend 13 months immersed in community public health projects.

Their projects will improve the health and social well-being of their populations of choice throughout the state while simultaneously strengthening their leadership skills. In doing so, they will continue the legacy of the fellowship’s namesake, the famed physician-humanitarian Dr. Albert Schweitzer.

Auburn’s fellows are Chelsea Gayre, College of Nursing; Chigozie “Joi” Chinakwe, Micah Grey and German “Andres” Tovar, Harrison College of Pharmacy; and Jou-Chun “Renee” Pan, College of Education.

“We share in the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship of Alabama’s commitment to meeting the current and future needs of underserved communities through the training of the next generation of medical professionals,” said Hollie C. Cost, assistant vice president for University Outreach and Public Service at Auburn. “We are particularly excited about the unique opportunity this provides our graduate students to develop and implement field-based projects that positively impact these Alabama populations, perpetuating AU Outreach’s commitment to equity.”

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