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Professor Emily Benfer to Receive Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award

The Beazley Institute is proud to announce that, after a year-long nomination process, attorney and Loyola University law professor Emily Benfer has been selected to receive the Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award. The annual award honors an individual who has done significant work to mitigate the social determinants of health in the local community, and whose commitment to service has influenced and inspired others. The award presentation and reception will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.

Professor Benfer is founder and director of the Health Justice Project at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, a legal clinic in which students address social and legal issues that negatively affect the health of low-income individuals. In her practice as an attorney, Professor Benfer has fought for the rights and well-being of homeless families, children and youth, individuals with disabilities, and low-wage workers.

For further information about the award, or to request a reservation to the reception, please contact Erica Martinez, emartinez@hmprg.org.