2015-16 San Francisco Bay Area Schweitzer Fellows Named

July 7, 2015

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) today announced the selection of its 2015-16 class of San Francisco Bay Area Albert Schweitzer Fellows―17 graduate students who will spend the next year learning to effectively address the social factors that impact health, and developing lifelong leadership skills. In doing so, they will follow the example set by famed physician-humanitarian Albert Schweitzer, for whom their Fellowship is named.

“Despite the demands of graduate programs, Albert Schweitzer Fellows are committed to service and to tackling complex health needs,” said Dale Ogar, Program Director of the San Francisco Bay Area Schweitzer Fellowship program. “It is particularly special that this new class of Fellows has been selected during the 75th anniversary year of the founding of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. Our program is dedicated to improving the health of communities by preparing health and human service professionals to serve and empower vulnerable people to live healthier lives. We’re very excited to see what these Fellows are able to accomplish not just over the next year, but in the years to come as they establish themselves professionally.”

TOURO UNIVERSITY, CALIFORNIA
Martha Benitez and Tyler Fleming, Touro University, California Schools of Public Health and Osteopathic Medicine
Benitez and Fleming are working in partnership with La Clínica de la Raza, Vallejo to increase colorectal cancer screening through outreach, education and distribution of screening kits.

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2015-16 San Francisco Bay Area Schweitzer Fellows Named