North Carolina

Improving Health

Developing Leaders

Creating Change

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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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$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.

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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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NC Fellows Abigail Wehner & Kshipra Hemal, Wake Forest School of Medicine

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

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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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