The Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellowship application is now live! This fellowship is a great way to work on a health related project in your community during the summer between M1/2!
We want to make a special post to thank Dean Fairchild of the College of Public Health for meeting with us and discussing her goals for the partnership between the College of Medicine and the College of Public Health! We especially want to thank the Dean for her commitment to reproductive health as Madison Martinez leads a movement toward providing free menstrual products in the College of Public Health bathrooms!
Homer Venters, M.D. is a physician, epidemiologist, and author of Life and Death in Rikers Island. He formerly served as the Chief Medical Officer of the NYC Correctional Health Services and is currently the Senior Health and Justice Fellow for Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) and Clinical Associate Professor at the NYU College of Global Public Health.
Jennifer A. Clayton, R.N., B.A., C.C.H.P. is the current Deputy Director of Holistic Services for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction (ODRC).
Carlos Christian is co-founder of The Starts Within Organization (S.W.O.), a non-profit organization that combats the alarming recidivism rate that hinders the growth of communities across the nation
What: Event to include discussion of Homer’s book, Life and Death in Rikers Island, followed by a panel discussion featuring Jennifer A. Clayton, R.N., B.A., and Carlos Christian.
Light snacks and refreshments will be served.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 5 / 3:30-5:00pm
Where: Scott Lab E100
Who: Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) was founded in 1940 to support Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s hospital in Africa. The U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Program was launched in 1991 with the mission to support and train emerging health-focused graduate and professional students in creating and carrying out service projects to address unmet community needs. At the end of their yearlong project, Fellows join the Schweitzer Fellows for Life alumni network, now more than 2,000 strong.
The Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program is one of 13 ASF Programs located across the U.S. Since 2011, the Columbus-Athens Program has supported students who are dedicated to addressing the social determinants of health in underserved local communities, and whose example influences and inspires others.
Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows are graduate or professional students whose fields of study or personal interests are relevant to the program’s mission. Fellows receive a stipend of $3,000 to carry out an April-to-April community service project of at least 200 service hours, of which at least 100 hours involve direct client contact. Fellows partner with an existing community agency in the Columbus or Athens area and have both an academic and a community-based mentor. Fellows attend an orientation and monthly meetings and participate in reflective leadership development programming.
- To provide skilled and compassionate direct services that address important unmet needs of local underserved individuals and communities;
- To support and train emerging professional leaders in ways that strengthen their commitment to, and skills in, public service; and
- To develop a pipeline of emerging professions with the capacity to effect change in the social and health care systems that will reduce and ultimately eliminate disparities that influence people’s health and lives.
When: Tuesday, November 12th from 12 – 1 pm
Where: Graves 1167
We are looking for M1s interested in joining our board and M2s that are interested in pursuing an MPH/MS in Public Health or a gap year of research in the College of Public Health! If interested, please fill out this form!
The Public Health Interest Group at Ohio State College of Medicine was established in the summer of 2017 to connect and communicate public health research, service and practice with the Ohio State College of Medicine trainees and professionals. While this group is specifically targeting medical students, all levels of medical training are welcome to join us in our events from high school students to distinguished emeritus professors. The diversity of training and experience will only further diversify the conversations of the organization in the already interdisciplinary field of public health.
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