The Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program (PSFP) is proud to announce its 2016 – 2017 Class of Schweitzer Fellows is the most academically diverse in its 20 year history. Dating back to its first class of Fellows in 1997 – 1998, PSFP has always celebrated diversity in all its forms. This year’s class of 22 Fellows hails from six different universities and represents 15 different academic disciplines. PSFP is committed to interdisciplinary learning, which is why any graduate student from any university in the Greater Pittsburgh region is eligible to apply for the Fellowship.
The universities represented by this year’s class are Carlow University, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, Duquesne University, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the University of Pittsburgh. Schweitzer Fellows in the 2016 – 2017 class are enrolled in the following programs: Audiology, Counseling Psychology, Creative Writing, Dentistry, Health Care Policy, Law, Medicine, Neurobiology, Nursing, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Public and International Affairs, and Public Health.
The Schweitzer projects highlight the range of creativity and passion that the 2016 – 2017 Fellows possess. Fellows will be implementing projects that meet the health needs of underserved populations in our region by providing medical care at clinics, health screenings, art therapy, exercise opportunities through dance, soccer, and rock climbing, support groups, and health education classes and workshops. In all cases, Fellows embody the legacy of Albert Schweitzer as leaders in service who put his philosophy of “Reverence for Life” into practice helping the most vulnerable citizens in our region.
The members of the 2016 – 2017 class are Joanna Balogh-Reynolds, Jonathan Berken, Corey Black, Michael Chiang, Carrece Faulknor, Rachel Fryatt, Amanda Hagl, Kristi Heidel, Javier Janik, Jacquet Kehm, Dilafruz Khakimova, Brittany Lewis, Kerrie O’Donnell, Milap Rakholia, Allison Rigel, Dana Ritchey, Samantha Ryland, Ntasha Sethi, Alexandra Topper, Raven Turnage, William Wang, and Carla Wood.