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School of Pharmacy students awarded 2014 Baltimore Albert Schweitzer Fellowships

June 27, 2014

Notre Dame is proud to announce that two School of Pharmacy students have been named 2014 Baltimore Albert Schweitzer Fellows: Shefali Patel, Class of 2015, and Aisha Amin, Class of 2016.

Founded in 1999, the Baltimore Schweitzer Fellows Program—one of thirteen in the country—is a partnership of Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins University, and University of Maryland, Baltimore. The program provides graduate students in the universities’ health and human service schools with a unique opportunity: Each year, Fellows partner with community organizations in the greater Baltimore area to carry out direct service projects that address health disparities and the social determinants of health. In the last fifteen years, more than 225 Schweitzer Fellows have donated over 45,000 hours of service to the city’s most vulnerable communities.

This is the fourth time since the program's inception that Notre Dame students have been chosen for this prestigious fellowship.

Shefali and Aisha will be based at Esperanza Center, a program of Catholic Charities that provides immigrants with health care, language classes, referrals for services, immigration-related legal assistance, and educational and social services. They will be working with participants in two programs—No Show and Hernia Projects—and will be targeting patients who missed their appointments. When their year of service is over, Shefali and Aisha will join the Schweitzer Fellows for Life alumni network, which boasts more than 2,000 members.