2021 Schweitzer Fellows from Tulane University include, clockwise from top left, Jonathan Allotey, School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine; Jynx Frederick, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine; Marcus Moses, School of Medicine; Grant Rauterkus, School of Medicine; and Lauren Nguyen, School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship – New Orleans (ASF NOLA) announced its 2021-22 Fellowship class, which includes five graduate students from Tulane University who will implement community service projects in partnership with local nonprofits over the coming year. Through their projects, the fellows will address the health and social needs of underserved communities in Greater New Orleans while strengthening lifelong leadership skills. In doing so, they will continue the legacy of the Fellowship’s namesake, Nobel Peace laureate Dr. Albert Schweitzer.
The five new fellows from Tulane University are: Jonathan Allotey, School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine; Jynx Frederick, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine; Marcus Moses, School of Medicine; Lauren Nguyen, School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine; and Grant Rauterkus, School of Medicine.
“The medical and public health Fellows in this year’s cohort have already shown themselves to be strong student leaders, and we are looking forward to the contributions they will make to the community as Fellows,” said Dr. Chayan Chakraborti, ASF NOLA advisory board member, professor of medicine and vice chair for education at the School of Medicine.
The 2021-22 New Orleans Schweitzer Fellows join the ranks of over 4,000 Schweitzer alumni across the United States, known as “Fellows for Life,” who are committed to creating systemic change in health care and human services. Some of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship’s most notable Fellows for Life include Jessica Lahey, author of the bestseller The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed; Dr. Rishi Manchanda, author of the TED book The Upstream Doctors: Medical Innovators Track Sickness to Its Source; and Dr. Robert Satcher Jr., assistant professor, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and NASA mission specialist.
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship – New Orleans is preparing the next generation of professionals who will serve and empower vulnerable people to live healthier lives and create healthier communities. To date, 133 New Orleans Schweitzer Fellows have contributed over 26,000 hours of service in partnership with 66 community organizations. Through this work and through the ongoing contributions of more than 4,000 Fellows for Life, ASF perpetuates the legacy and philosophy of famed physician-humanitarian Dr. Albert Schweitzer. ASF currently has 13 active program locations in the United States. For more information, visit www.asfnola.org.