In 1965, Dr. Lewis Lefkowitz arrived at Vanderbilt University and began a community-based elective for students. After Dr. Amos Christie invited him to a meeting with students interested in starting the Student Health Coalition (SHC), he became one of its most important faculty supporters. Dr. Lefkowitz visited Health Fairs and organized the Urban Branch of the SHC, based in Nashville, and served on the board of the Center for Health Services (CHS) for 18 years. Students who wanted to work on the Appalachian Project were able to attend his clinics and take elective coursework in these locations and receive training in physical assessment, which helped prepare them for summer projects. The series contains copies of SHC and CHS annual reports from the late 1970s to late 1980s, as well as notes, correspondence, papers, and photographs on the SHC and CHS.
Lewis Lefkowitz Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1968-2015, in the Student Health Coalition Project Collection #5649, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.