Published on July 22, 2021 by Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy: Pharmacy Student Named to Latest Cohort of Alabama Schweitzer Fellows (samford.edu)
By Daniel Dodson
Madison Hartley, a second-year student in Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy, was named to the 2021-2022 class of Alabama Schweitzer Fellows, a chapter of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.
This year’s cohort is comprised of 14 graduate students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of Montevallo and Samford University. The students plan and implement a service project in conjunction with a community partner that addresses health disparities in underserved groups.
Hartley is completing her project with the Changed Lives Christian Center in North Birmingham, and she will be working with the facility through April 2022. The center provides housing and essential care for homeless men in the city. In addition, they offer a medical clinic.
As a part of her project, Hartley will be meeting with residents of the center through a series of three-month sessions, meeting two to three times each month to discuss specific health concerns. The first session is focused on diabetes. “Diabetes creates a lot of obstacles in a person’s life. With their medication, nutrition and exercise, it’s a complex disease state to manage.”