Allison collaborated with the African Advocacy Network of the Bay Area and the Ethiopian Nurses Association of California to promote health and provide resources to recent African immigrants and refugees in the Bay Area.
Mai created a community-campus partnership to provide oral health education at Camp Mendocino, where children learned about brushing, flossing, nutrition and the importance of their teeth to their overall health.
Jennifer partnered with the Asian American Donor Program to target high school seniors in the Bay Area by creating an 18th birthday gift for these students, which included a cheek swab kit. 200 students registered to be donors on their 18th birthdays.
Project by 2007-08 Fellows Steven Lin and Elizabeth Chao, Stanford School of Medicine and the Department of Biochemistry
Steven and Elizabeth created the first comprehensive Hepatitis B Free clinic in the South Bay, to provide free testing, vaccination, treatment and education for all low income Asian-Pacific Islanders in East San Jose. The pilot program served over 500 people and was credited with saving many lives throughout the area. It is still operating today under the auspices of the Pacific Free Clinic.
San Francisco Bay Area
Since 2007, more than 200 Schweitzer Fellows have already provided over 40,000 hours of service to the Bay Area’s most vulnerable communities. Partnering with almost 150 community-based organizations in 8 Bay Area counties, these Fellows have addressed a wide variety of unmet health needs by creating and carrying out yearlong projects with direct service at their core. Examples include the following initiatives created by past Fellows:
Stories From Our Fellows
Watch each of the fellows below share their experience and what they got out of the Schweitzer Fellowship!
Jonathan Van Nuys
Fellow for Life, 2012-13
Jonathan is now a Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner serving as a HIV Research Clinician at Bridge HIV, a division of the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
Tyler Fleming & Martha Benitez
Fellows for Life, 2015-16
Tyler and Martha recently received their degrees in Osteopathic Medicine and Public Health and published an article in the prestigious Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, reporting on the work they did during their Schweitzer project.
Fellow for Life, 2009-10
Shannon is now a Family Nurse Practitioner at the Native American Health Center in Oakland.