Three Duke Med Students Named Albert Schweitzer Fellows

By Jill Boy

Duke University School of Medicine students Arthika Chandramohan, Trevor Dickey and Stephanie Ngo were named 2014-2015 North Carolina Albert Schweitzer Fellows. Twenty-nine graduate students from North Carolina were selected as fellows; they will spend the next year learning to effectively address the social factors that impact health, and developing lifelong leadership skills. In doing so, they will follow the example set by famed physician-humanitarian Albert Schweitzer, for whom their Fellowship is named.

Schweitzer Fellows develop and implement service projects that address the root causes of health disparities in under-resourced communities, while also fulfilling their academic responsibilities. Each project is implemented in collaboration with a community-based health and/or social service organization.

‚ÄčArthika will be performing health education for diabetic patients, incorporating diabetic 

retinopathy screening into general exams, and providing links to care. Community Site: Lincoln Community Health Center and Project Access Artika Chandramohan

Trevor and Stephanie are expanding the Refugee Health Initiative (RHI) specifically to reach Durham families. RHI provides home visits and links to resources for newly arrived refugee and immigrant families. 

Community Site: Student Action Health Coalition Outreach and Church World Services