The Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program (PSFP) is pleased to announce the selection of its 2017-18 Class of Fellows. Twenty-three graduate students from six universities and representing ten academic disciplines were selected. They will spend the year addressing the health and human service needs of disadvantaged citizens in Western Pennsylvania while developing lifelong leadership skills. Two of these students come from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Public Health.
EMMA GOSSARD and CAROLINE HAMILTON, both studying in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, are Traditional Fellows. They are continuing a project started by a previous Fellow and will implement a social support network and health education program for LGBT youth ages 13 to 18 at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh.
One University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health student graduated from the Fellowship. ALEXANDRA TOPPER, also BCHS, graduated on Sunday, May 7, 2017.
The Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program, a chapter of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, promotes health and environmental justice by developing leaders in service who embody the legacy of Albert Schweitzer. As the only yearlong, direct service, interdisciplinary, experiential learning program for graduate students that addresses the needs of disadvantaged citizens in southwest Pennsylvania, PSFP attracts outstanding and dedicated emerging professionals.
The Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program is one of 14 programs across the nation of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, and PSFP is the only program to offer a Traditional and Environmental Fellowship. To date, nearly 3,500 Schweitzer Fellows across the country have delivered nearly 500,000 hours of service to approximately 300,000 people in need. Upon completion of their Fellowship, the Fellows will join a network of nearly 3,500 Fellows for Life – Schweitzer Fellowship alumni who are skilled in, and committed to, addressing the health needs of underserved people throughout their careers.