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Rising junior Sarah Hartman (A13) and her father Dr. Lester Hartman were the subjects of a father’s day feature on Thrive, Children’s Hospital Boston’s pediatric health blog. In an extreme version of “take your daughter to work day,” Dr. Hartman invited Sarah to spend a spring break with him in Cambodia, helping survivors of land mines. This experience, and additional service trips to Haiti, spurred in Sarah an interest in public health and medicine.
From a relatively early age our dad wanted us to see first hand what other parts of the world were like and what people who lived there had to deal with on a daily basis,” says Sarah. “He set a real example for me in wanting to reach out to help people and learn more about global health in the process.”
The Community Health Advocates at Tufts (CHAT) is the first official student group in the Tufts Public Health and Professional Degree program. Made up of Tufts graduate students hailing from a variety of backgrounds, CHAT provides a forum for collaboration between future health care leaders from the Tufts community and advocates for causes such as health care policy and disease prevention.
In partnership with the Massachusetts Public Health Association, CHAT recently blogged about their support of the Act FRESH campaign policy agenda.