North Carolina

Improving Health

Developing Leaders

Creating Change

Helped Ensure Eastern NC Farms Complied With New Pesticide Safety Regulations
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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 migrant farm workers and health care providers in rural eastern NC.

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.

$23,816 In Free Dental Care
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Keyachtta and Tariq launched free comprehensive oral health services at the CAARE Clinic in Durham which continues to serve patients today. VIDEO

Project by 2013-14 Fellows Sasha Bouldin & Taylor Clawson, North Carolina Central University Graduate Social Work Program

Girls Adopt Healthy Life Skills
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Sasha and Taylor led an afterschool program for at risk middle school girls which resulted in new healthy behaviors being adopted into their daily routine.

Preventing Teen Pregnancies
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Abigail and Kshipra are teaching teens how to prevent pregnancies, HIV and STDs through a series of workshops in libraries and community centers.

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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"We will always need people to be willing to take risks, change the way things are done, and offer people help where it didn’t exist before, and I intend to be one of those people. With the skills and true confidence afforded to me by this fellowship experience, I know I will find success along the way."

ATHIKA CHANDRAMOHAN

Fellow for Life NC 2014 (Duke School of Medicine)