Adebimpe Adelaja named Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellow

PEP student to focus on addressing racial disparities in organ transplantation. 


College of Public Health student Adebimpe Adelaja has been named a 2023-24 Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellow, the Ohio State University Office of Outreach and Engagement announced. The Schweitzer Fellows Program supports and trains emerging health-focused graduate and professional students in creating and carrying out service projects to address unmet community needs.

Adelaja, a student in the MPH-Program for Experienced Professionals, is partnering with Lifeline of Ohio and Franklin County Public Health to address racial disparities in organ transplant access. 

Her project will involve developing educational materials and implementing community outreach initiatives aimed at promoting equitable access to organ transplantation. Her goal is to reduce disparities in organ donation by sharing powerful stories of those impacted by organ donation and fostering community engagement. 

The project seeks to address the root causes of these disparities by collaborating with local organizations and health care providers to improve their understanding of equity and promote change within their respective organizations, according to the announcement.