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Project by 2013-14 Fellow
Alison Starling, UCSF Nurse-Midwifery Program

Sustainable healthcare coalitions for the African community

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.

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Project by 2007-08 Fellow
Mai Dinh, UCSF School of Dentistry

Oral health education for 350 children from underserved Bay Area communities

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.

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Project by 2011-12 Fellow Jennifer Tran, Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Increased minority representation in the national bone marrow registry

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.

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Project by 2007-08 Fellows Steven Lin and Elizabeth Chao, Stanford School of Medicine and the Department of Biochemistry

Free hepatitis B clinic serving (and saving) low-income minorities

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.

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San Francisco Bay Area

Improving Health

Developing Leaders

Creating Change

Our Impact

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:

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Fellows For Life
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"As I transition into a Schweitzer Fellow for Life, my experience with this Fellowship has given me more than just skills to lead a community intervention…it has given me a network of colleagues who share a passion for influencing the world. I am grateful to have had this opportunity to exercise my agency and excited to see continual growth of the other Fellows and myself. It is unique experiences such as this that grounds my pursuit for bettering healthcare through pharmacy."
Timothy Mok
Fellow for Life 2013-14

Stories From Our Fellows

Watch each of the fellows below share their experience and what they got out of the Schweitzer Fellowship!