Two 2012-13 Schweitzer Fellowships

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:

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URICH
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VAN NUYS

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 

Dean with student

Nailah Cox. Conference Participant, Dean Catherin Gillliss, Brianna Singleton, UCSF PhD student

Frank Sidders, conference participant shares thoughts during Disparities in Mental Health Session

Conference Participants Rosario Hernandez, Guendi Castaneira, and Tangitinga Paama unwind after Day One of conference

Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow Conference Group Picture

Conference participant Shelia Riffe participates in discussion

Howard University Scholars at the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow Conference