The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, which has chapters across the country, offers yearlong fellowships for graduate students in fields related to health care and geared toward empowering vulnerable populations. This year, seven of the fellows launched HIV-related programs and are developing the projects with local community-based organizations. The seven fellows include:

Neha Gaddam of Dallas is working on the issue of food insecurity among people living with HIV. Teaming up with the Resource Center, she’s educating clients about budgeting, meal preparation, health and diet. For more about Gaddam’s fellowship, read “Feeding a Need” in the Dallas Voice.

Kristina Davis of Chicago is implementing a train-the-trainer health education program for underserved students in public schools. Specifically, the program engages youth in ways to reduce HIV, cancer, diabetes, asthma and hypertension.

Jonathan Nguyen of Los Angels is focused on alleviating health disparities among LGBT young adults by offering them educational workshops. He’s also providing LGBT cultural sensitivity seminars to dental students and pre-health undergraduates.

Kanayo Okeke-Eweni of New Orleans is collaborating with NO/AIDS (Crescent Care) to create a Lifestyle to Health Program that fights cardio-metabolic disorders among minorities by encouraging healthy eating and physical activity.

Jessica Liddel of New Orleans is meeting the needs of injection drug users, including providing clean needles and testing for HIV and hepatitis C. For the project, she’s teaming up with the NO/AIDS Task Force Access Program.

Jun Elegino and Tanush Sahay of Pittsburgh are working with the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh to offer HIV prevention and testing, along with sex education classes, to homeless LGBT youth.

To learn more about The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship—named after the doctor, scholar and Nobel Peace prize recipient who died in 1952—click here.