The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) is thrilled to announce the selection of the 2012-13 Bay Area Schweitzer Fellows — two of whom are students at the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing. This year, these students will join approximately 240 other Schweitzer Fellows across the country (including two UCSF med students, two UCSF dentistry students, and two UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program students) in conceptualizing and carrying out service projects that address the social determinants of health in underserved communities:
Lindsay Uhrich and Jonathan Van Nuys, University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing
Uhrich and Van Nuys will create, develop and execute a series of support/discussion groups on topics relevant to people living with HIV. Their working title for their Schweitzer project is “More Than Just Positive,” emphasizing the fact that people living with HIV are more than just the disease and can thrive with full and satisfying lives.
Community Site: Stop AIDS Project, The Positive Force
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, you can watch our new, short video—“Creating Change, Improving Health”: http://bit.ly/xSF5U8