November 10, 2022
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Spotlight on Students
Ball High School Vaping Harm Reduction Program
Leonard Wang and Manjushree Shanmugasundaram are partnering with Teen Health Center, Inc. to deliver a theory-based, evidence informed nicotine prevention program that engages youth in discussions around
vaping through the use of motivational interviewing and dissonance-enhancing techniques. Ultimately, the project aims to increase student knowledge of tobacco/nicotine products and awareness of strategies used by manufacturers to engage adolescent
consumers and improve their vaping refusal skills.
The Migrant Health and Advocacy Project
Jasmine Chaij and Yara Samman: This project is intended to serve the migrant community of the Greater Houston Area and tackle the main obstacles that the migrant population have in receiving primary care and ensure they
establish a relationship with the HOPE clinic.
Madeline Bonnet and Sheldon McCown are addressing mental and physical disabilities in Galveston by working with Camp PossAbilities in collaboration with the Christina Sullivan Foundation. They are working with student volunteers to train them on how to
create adaptive equipment as well as creating relationships with the athletes by cooking with them each week. The goal is to increase physical health through sports participation and healthy cooking while simultaneously helping the participants become
more confident and independent.
Chris Soudah and Christopher Tang: Connect at UTMB is a mentorship and tutoring program for socioeconomically disadvantaged GISD elementary and middle school students and is the LARGEST community outreach organization
at UTMB. Our mission is to inspire and empower the next generation of leaders interpersonally and academically by way of exploring STEM fields, while creating an opportunity for interdisciplinary UTMB student professionals to connect with the Galveston
Vanesa Ochoa, Caitlin Aguirre, and Ashton Davis are addressing the physical health and social needs of the unhoused population of Galveston through Street Rounds. As they engage with the unhoused
community, they plan to cultivate trustworthy relationships, refer individuals to the appropriate social resources on the island, address acute medical needs using a mobile clinic, and help alleviate the food insecurity this population often faces.
Albert Schweitzer Fellowship
Download PDFs to learn more:
Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Houston-Galveston Overview
Introduction to the Fellowship for Mentors
Professional Schools Consortium Brochure
CEPH Preliminary Self-Study
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