DNP student named Schweitzer Fellow

By Laura Gasque; Reposted from the UAB School of Nursing The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship of Alabama has named University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice student Elizabeth…

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Annual Impact Report Released

ASF-Impact-Report-2024Download It’s been an exciting start to summer for the Schweitzer Fellowship. This week we’re celebrating the release of our 2024 Annual Report. This report showcases the impact the Fellowship…

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Behind the Scenes of the Beginning

By: Javacia Harris Bowser The 2024-2025 Albert Schweitzer Fellows are already hard at work on their projects. We caught up with two pairs of fellows-- Andee Beierle and Caroline Davies…

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A Recipe for Success

By: Javacia Harris Bowser For her 2023-2024 Albert Schweitzer Fellowship project Alanis Stansberry created recipe cards for shoppers at Live HealthSmart Alabama's Mobile Market, a mobile food market that provides…

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Alumna named Schweitzer Fellow

By Laura Gasque; April 1, 2024; Reposted from the UAB School of Nursing The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship of Alabama has named University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing alumna…

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Two Public Health Students Named Albert Schweitzer Fellows

Reposted from the UAB School of Public Health; April 30, 2024 Students from the UAB School of Public Health have once again been selected as Alabama Fellows within the Albert Schweitzer program. Leanne Jeong, MD/MPH…

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Read more about the article Dr. Carlos Alemán on the need for “Common Threads in Uncommon Times”
Dulce Rivera, left, presents Dr. Carlos Aleman with the 2024 Alabama Humanitarian of the Year award on behalf of Mi Pueblo Supermarket, the Humanitarian Award Sponsor.

Dr. Carlos Alemán on the need for “Common Threads in Uncommon Times”

By: Javacia Harris Bowser "The most important thing that we can do is recognize the humanity within each other." That statement was the core of the keynote address that Dr.…

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Celebration of Service 2024

On April 13th our outgoing 2023-24 Fellows were honored at our annual Celebration of Service (COS). Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama was our Presenting Sponsor again this year and…

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The Life-Saving Power of Knowledge

By: Javacia Harris Bowser The phrase “knowledge is power” may be a cliché, but it’s a true statement, nonetheless. And Albert Schweitzer Fellows Paul Jones and Josiah Perry believe that…

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Come Work with ASF! (Position Filled)

**The position below has now been filled.** ASF is seeking a Program Manager. The Program Manager executes a year-long mentoring program for health profession students, from identifying and recruiting applicants,…

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Fellow For Life Rahul Gaini: “Mentors are everything.”

By: Javacia Harris Bowser Fellow For Life Rahul Gaini spent his Albert Schweitzer Fellowship year striving to improve mental health conditions in Alabama’s pediatric population. Following emergency department visits at…

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Pharmacy students addressing barriers to medications in Mobile

By Matt Crouch AUBURN, Alabama – Recognizing a need to address barriers to medication in their community, Harrison College of Pharmacy students Briley Graves and Lila Parrish are working together on…

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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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Read more about the article What it means to “Train Up a Child”
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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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