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Meet Claire Crawford

Claire Crawford, UH Graduate College of Social Work As an Albert Schweitzer Fellow, I will be connecting families of children born with cleft lip and palate through facilitating support groups and a caregiver conference in order to promote a local network of support among this population.  Hi, I’m Claire Crawford, a first-year Masters [...]

By |2017-03-01T06:25:27+00:00June 1st, 2015|Fellow Spotlight|1 Comment

Meet Tobi Odunsi

Tobi Odunsi, UTMB School of Medicine My Project is called the M.E project. It  is a mind enrichment program focused on engaging youth 14-20 in wellness practices through creative expressions and education to foster healthier lifestyle practices. My name is Oluwatobiloba Odunsi but I go by Tobi. I’m currently a 3rd year medical [...]

By |2017-03-01T06:21:33+00:00June 1st, 2015|Fellow Spotlight|1 Comment

Meet Elizabeth Mercer

Elizabeth Mercer, UTHealth Medical School I plan to work with Fellow Diana Whitney at The Beacon, a Houston-area day center affiliated with HOMES Clinic, a student-run clinic for the homeless. They will utilize a community-based participatory approach to identify and address health & hygiene needs specific to homeless women. They plan to collaborate [...]

By |2017-03-01T06:24:44+00:00June 1st, 2015|Fellow Spotlight|1 Comment

Meet Peter Yeh

Peter Yeh, Baylor College of Medicine My project partner Christine and I are working with hospitals and community organizations to improve the quality of life of patients with sickle cell as they transition to adulthood by establishing a peer social support and resource network, creating a mentorship program, hosting workshops for career and personal development, and fostering advocacy and leadership. My name is Peter [...]

By |2017-03-01T06:23:15+00:00June 1st, 2015|Fellow Spotlight|1 Comment

Meet Christine Ogugbuaja

Christine Ogugbuaja, Baylor College of Medicine My project partner, Peter Yeh, and I will be working with the sickle cell disease youth population in the greater area of Houston. The goals of this project are to establish a peer social support network and improve transition medical outcomes into adulthood by establishing a mentorship [...]

By |2017-03-01T06:28:59+00:00June 1st, 2015|Fellow Spotlight|1 Comment

Meet Margaret Raber

Margaret Raber, UT School of Public Health I will undertake a community-based participatory cooking class project to promote healthy nutrition and food knowledge in diverse communities in Houston. My name is Maggie Raber, I am a doctoral student at the University of Texas School of Public Health. My research is focused on healthy cooking programming [...]

By |2017-03-01T06:27:34+00:00June 1st, 2015|Fellow Spotlight|1 Comment

Meet Diana Whitney

Diana Whitney, Baylor College of Medicine Diana plans to work with Fellow Liz Mercer at The Beacon, a Houston-area day center affiliated with HOMES Clinic, a student-run clinic for the homeless. They will utilize a community-based participatory approach to identify and address health & hygiene needs specific to homeless women. They plan to [...]

By |2017-03-01T06:28:16+00:00June 1st, 2015|Fellow Spotlight|1 Comment

Meet Brittany Tran

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By |2015-09-27T19:29:44+00:00June 1st, 2015|Fellow Spotlight|1 Comment

In Houston, empowering refugees to navigate the healthcare system

[three_fourth last="no" class="" id=""]Houston-Galveston Schweitzer Fellow David Savage, a third-year MD/PhD student at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, has developed an orientation program that empowers refugees to navigate Houston’s healthcare system, utilize entitled health benefits, and establish consistent medical homes. Partnering with The Alliance for Multicultural Community Services, Savage helped run four [...]

By |2014-10-23T21:37:24+00:00April 4th, 2013|Fellow Spotlight|Comments Off on In Houston, empowering refugees to navigate the healthcare system