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Three UIC Nursing students chosen for Schweitzer Fellowship

Nicole Camardo, Marjorie Remy and Kelly Moore

Three UIC College of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice students were selected for the distinguished Schweitzer Fellowship, a year-long service-learning program intended to address the unmet health needs of Chicago communities.

The three students were among 28 health professions graduate students—eight of whom are from UIC—selected from across the Chicago area for the program, named for Nobel Laureate Dr. Albert Schweitzer. In collaboration with existing community organizations, each Schweitzer Fellow launches a 200-hour community service project to improve community well-being and target social determinants of health. The program supplies each fellow with a $2,500 stipend and fundraising assistance to support the project.

The fellows also participate in a thirteen-month program that includes monthly meetings, trainings, interdisciplinary collaboration and opportunities for mentorship.

The three UIC Nursing students are:

Nicole Camardo, MS ’16, RN, Nurse-Midwifery student

  • Camardo proposes to implement sexual and reproductive education classes for adolescents and young adults in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. The classes will provide knowledge and education on contraception options and sexual health to decrease teen birth rates and unplanned pregnancies in the community.

Kelly Moore, RN, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner student

  • Moore proposes to connect with isolated elders through Little Brothers– Friends of the Elderly and to explore their health concerns. Specifically, she hopes to engage in Advanced Care Planning conversations to help older adults make their most important end-of-life wishes known.

Marjorie Remy, RN, Family Nurse Practitioner student

  • Remy proposes to initiate health information sessions that will include mental, sexual and physical health to adolescent African American girls at Women of Virtue, Chicago. The sessions will help provide a foundation for lifelong integrated health and wellbeing.