Doing More to Stop Child Trafficking

By: Javacia Harris Bowser Nearly 100 percent of sex trafficking victims are seen by a healthcare provider while they’re being trafficked. Yet many nurses, doctors, and hospital staff haven’t been…

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Dr. Mark Wilson: A Journey Driven by Compassion and Advocacy

In October, ASF Director Kristin Boggs met with outgoing Jefferson County Health officer to reflect on his  professional journey and the impact he's had on the health of his community. As…

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A Mother-Daughter Journey in Nursing and Education

Published on October 11, 2023 by Eric Holsomback  Congratulations to one of our 2023-24 Fellows, Dannelle Paz, and her daughter, Emily, working together towards nursing degrees at Samford. What an…

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Albert Schweitzer Fellowship medical students serve Cooper Green patients and the community

Re-posted with permission from: https://www.uabmedicine.org/news/albert-schweitzer-fellowship-medical-students-serve-cooper-green-patients-and-the-community/ Cooper Green patients have an opportunity that few U.S. health care facilities offer: the chance to interact with Albert Schweitzer Fellowship participants. The UAB Heersink School of Medicine is…

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Planning for the Future of Jefferson County Public Health: A Conversation with Dr. Mark Wilson on JCHD’s New Strategic Plan and His Transition

Public health is a dynamic field that must constantly evolve in order to address emerging challenges. Jefferson County, under the leadership of Health Officer Dr. Mark Wilson for the past…

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Two ASF Fellows Provide Care in St Lucia

Demetric Jones and Samantha Chapman, 2023-24 ASF Fellows, joined a group of UAB School of Optometry's Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH) trip team spending three days providing comprehensive…

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Impact Report, 2022-23 Fellowship Year

The Alabama Schweitzer Fellowship is excited to release data on the cumulative results of Fellows in the 2022-23 cohort as well as since the program's beginning in 2016. This report…

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ASF IS BACK TO SCHOOL

This year we are proud to be working with 8 schools and programs situated within 4 higher education institutions: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Auburn University, Samford University and the…

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Working with Community Partners: A Fellow for Life View

Recent Fellows for Life Andres Tovar and Leandra Durham provide thoughts on choosing and working with Community Partners. Andres Community Partner was Lee County Youth Development Center and Leandra worked…

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OD/MBA student selected for Schweitzer Fellowship

OD/MBA student Demetric Jones will be spending the next 13 months in service to the Birmingham-area Hispanic community through a prestigious Albert Schweitzer Fellowship opens a new website. Jones is part of…

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UABSO First: Students named ASF Fellows

by Satina Richardson Four UAB School of Optometry (UABSO) students have been selected by the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship of Alabama (ASF) to serve as Alabama Schweitzer Fellows. This marks the…

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What it means to “Train Up a Child”

By: Javacia Harris Bowser Albert Schweitzer Fellow Andres Tovar isn’t one to spout religion, but it was a Bible verse that helped him decide to work with youth for his…

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UAB students named to the 2023-24 Schweitzer Fellowship class

by Adam Pope The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship of Alabama has announced the incoming 2023-24 fellows class, which includes 12 students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  The Alabama Schweitzer Chapter was founded…

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ASF Winter Retreat

Current Fellows Renee Pan and Anthony Wilson Reflect on Lessons Learned at the ASF Winter Retreat By: Javacia Harris Bowser Who cares for the caregivers?` Unfortunately, this isn’t a question…

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