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Meet Liz, Operations Director for the Hartman Initiative

By Hartman Initiative | Jan 31, 2023

If you have interacted with the Hartman Initiative this past year, you would have met our staff member who does it all: Liz Ours. The Hartman Initiative wants to express gratitude for our Operations Director as she serves students, mentors, and the Hartman Initiative’s partners faithfully. Read below to get […]

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Meet Mabel, Clinic Director in the Dominican Republic

By Hartman Initiative | Nov 17, 2022

Mabel Dasneyri Núñez is the new Dominican Republic clinic director for the Hartman Initiative. She brings years of experience to her role and a commitment to healthcare for those in her community. The Hartman Initiative is excited to have her be a part of our mission. Hello, my name is […]

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NCLEX Prep: A Look Inside the Local Program

By Hartman Initiative | Oct 20, 2022

What is the NCLEX? The most extensive test nursing students take is the NCLEX. It’s the required exam for nurses to earn licensure and practice nursing. This test is vital to their careers, as The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) states it is one of the main […]

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Pediatric Nurses Week: Celebrating Natalie Cekovich

By Hartman Initiative | Oct 4, 2022

Natalie Cekovich CRNP-BC, RN, DNP. Natalie is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner for the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Department of Newborn Services. She is currently one of the Hartman Initiative’s local program mentors, host of our NCLEX prep sessions, and has been a professor for Portage Learning for the past three […]

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5 Food Facts about the Dominican Republic

By Hartman Initiative | Sep 28, 2022

When thinking about the Dominican Republic, what comes to mind? Our international program director, Pamela, gives a glimpse into some of the things that represent Dominicans. (Pamela McFarland) Pamela shares that the Dominican is the most visited country in the Caribbean. Up to 2020, it hosted around 7 million tourists […]

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Benefits of Being a Mentor

By Hartman Initiative | Sep 12, 2022

There are many benefits to receiving mentoring as a student, but what you may not think about are the benefits of mentoring when you are the mentor. Whether you are interested in becoming a life mentor or a medical mentor through the Hartman Initiative or in the idea of mentoring […]

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Bridging the Gap – An Affordable Technology Program for Students

By Hartman Initiative | Aug 22, 2022

Hartman Initiative has partnered with Bridging the Gap to provide low-cost access to the internet and computers for students needing technology for their education.  Students who are associated with the Harman Initiative or Portage Learning have access to this program if they meet the eligibility criteria. If you’re a student […]

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Medical Clinic Update – August 2022

By Hartman Initiative | Aug 12, 2022

An extension of the Hartman Initiative’s International Program is the Partner of Hope Medical Clinic. We desire to eliminate barriers for Dominican students pursuing a degree in medicine. Across the Dominican Republic, many people don’t have access to medical care. This is due to distance from a care facility or […]

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Happiness and Joy!

By Lisa Vesolich | Mar 10, 2022

Recently, the Hartman Initiative reviewed and chose our 2022 scholarship recipient to attend medical school in the Dominican Republic. We would love to introduce you to Miguelina and share her letter of acceptance and thanks. We are delighted to have Miguelina join the other scholarship recipients this fall! March 7, […]

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