North Carolina

Improving Health

Developing Leaders

Creating Change

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$17,000 worth of free dentures
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Adam and Glenn launched Complete Smiles to restore the smiles, confidence, and dignity to people without teeth by providing high quality complete and partial dentures to vulnerable community members at no cost at the CAARE Clinic.

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NC Fellows Anna Laughman & Emily Cunningham, ECU Brody School of Medicine

Help Ensure Farmworker Health And Safety
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Anna and Emily partnered with the North Carolina Agromedicine Institute and Greene County Medical Center to provide pesticide safety education to farmworkers and healthcare providers in rural eastern NC.

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Long-Term Program Helps Refugees Transition To The US
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Stephanie and Trevor created a Duke Chapter of the Refugee Health Initiative which continues to serve families today. Teams of students conduct longitudinal home visits to help families navigate the health care system and learn valuable life skills.

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NC Fellow Zhaojing Liu
NCCU Communication Sciences and Disorders

Meeting The Needs Of Bilingual Children
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For children growing up with more than one language in the home, it is important to encourage their bilingual abilities in the early years. Fellow Zhaojing Liu partnered with the NCCU Bilingual Spanish Clinic to add a Chinese language component transforming it into a trilingual clinic.

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Abby Peoples, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Enhancing Birth Outcomes For Laboring Moms
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Abby launched a free volunteer doula program to ensure laboring moms can get the physical and emotional support they need during the birthing process. A team of 24 volunteers were trained who provided care to 22 patients.

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NC Fellow Rebecca Flint, UNC School of Medicine

Latinos Take Control Of Their Health
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Rebecca led a series of workshops for Latino patients with chronic illness. As a result, participants had striking improvements in their health such as being able to stop medications, lose weight and gain control of their disease.

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Our Impact

The NC Schweitzer Fellowship 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.

NC Schweitzer Fellows are competitively chosen from graduate health professional students enrolled in major NC universities who demonstrate a passion for creating positive change in our most vulnerable communities.

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