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
The San Francisco Bay Area Fellows Program is one of thirteen active Schweitzer programs across the U.S. dedicated to developing a pipeline of emerging professionals who enter the workforce with the skills and commitment necessary to address unmet health needs.
Bay Area Schweitzer Fellows are competitively chosen from graduate students enrolled in major universities, who demonstrate a passion for cultivating positive change in Bay Area communities where the need is greatest
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.