Two SPHTM Students Named Schweitzer Fellows
The The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) is thrilled to announce the selection of the 2012-13 New Orleans Schweitzer Fellows—two of whom are students at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. This year, these students will join approximately 240 other Schweitzer Fellows across the country in conceptualizing and carrying out service projects that address the social determinants of health in underserved communities:
- Mingyang Lui, Tulane University School of Medicine/Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Lui will work with members of the Vietnamese American community in the greater New Orleans area to create a sustainable Hepatitis B awareness and screening program.
Community Site: Fleur de Vis Clinic
- Nanci Zhang, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Partnering with Tulane SOM Schweitzer Fellow Purva Amar (Tulane University School of Medicine), Zhang will work to sustain and expand the primary care clinic at Grace House, a residential treatment program for women in recovery. The clinic was established by 2011-12 Schweitzer Fellow Dominique Jodry. Amar and Zhang will work to make its women's health services more comprehensive, and will also launch weekly support and patient education groups.
Community Site: Grace House
Upon completion of their Fellowship year, these students will become Schweitzer Fellows for Life—and join a vibrant network of nearly 2,500 individuals who are skilled in, and committed to, addressing the health needs of underserved people throughout their careers as professionals. 99 percent of Fellows for Life say that ASF is integral to sustaining their commitment to serving those in need. To learn more about the Schweitzer Fellowship’s story, watch the new, short video—“Creating Change, Improving Health."