Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is proud to host the national offices of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship -- and serve as the sister hospital to the insitution founded by Dr. Schweitzer in Lambaréné, Gabon in 1913.
The Fellowship recently announced its roster of 2009-2010 fellows, including a group of Boston area medical, public health and nursing students who will work on a wide range of health-related projects.
It is also sponsoring a May 9th symposium in Boston on reducing health disparities that will feature ABC News' Dr. Tim Johnson; Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher; Mass. Secretary of Health & Human Services JudyAnn Bigby; Chief of Staff to Boston Mayor Thomas Menino Judith Kurland; and four Schweitzer Fellows for Life.
To stay up to date on the Fellowship, you can also check out its new blog, "Beyond Boulders," named for Dr. Schweitzer's description that the necessary obstacles and challenges we all must overcome are "boulders."