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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