Tara Berkson, PharmD candidate, 2013, was awarded an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship from May 2011-12. During her tenure, Berkson will address food resourcing obstacles while promoting healthy lifestyle choices to patients with diabetes at CommunityHealth, a free clinic for uninsured Chicago residents. She plans to organize group outings to local farmers' markets and empower patients to create individualized "wellness prescriptions."
"I think that the fellowhsip will be a great learning experience and allow me the opportunity to give back to the community while learning about prominent health issues in Chicago," says Berkson. She thanks faculty members Nick Popovich and Clara Awe for serving as references and as helpful resources during her application process.
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