Three SOM students named North Carolina Schweitzer Fellows

Milele Bynum, Rachael Cowherd, and Brian Milam will join 26 other North Carolina students in conceptualizing and carrying out service projects that address the social determinants of health in underserved communities over the next year.

Three SOM students named North Carolina Schweitzer Fellows
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Milele Bynum
Three SOM students named North Carolina Schweitzer Fellows
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Brian Milam and Rachael Cowherd

Milele Bynum will work to create a lay health advisor program for faith communities. Her community site is the Carolina Church Network. Rachael Cowherd and Brian Milam will create a sustainable mobile health clinic that offers disease prevention screening and counseling as well as a farmers’ market. Their work will expand on a Schweitzer project initiated last year by Justin Morse and Taylor Bazemore. Their community site is the Samaritan Health Center.

Upon completion of their Fellowship year, these students will become Schweitzer Fellows for Life—and join a vibrant network of nearly 2,500 individuals who are skilled in, and committed to, addressing the health needs of underserved people throughout their careers as professionals. Ninety-nine percent of Fellows for Life say that The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship is integral to sustaining their commitment to serving those in need.

The complete list of North Carolina Schweitzer Fellows is available online. Four UNC dental students were also selected.  To learn more about the Schweitzer Fellowship’s story, you can watch "Creating Change, Improving Health”.