HARROGATE, Tenn. — Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine student Madison Lamar, of Sale City, Ga., has been selected to join the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research Paul Ambrose Scholars Program. Lamar is a first-year osteopathic medical student.
APTR is the national membership association for medical and health professions institutions. The Paul Ambrose Scholars Program prepares public health and clinical health professions students to address population health challenges. The Paul Ambrose Scholars Program honors Paul Ambrose, MD, MPH, who was onboard American Airlines flight 77 when hijacked on Sept. 11, 2001.
Lamar grew up on a farm in rural Georgia. Prior to entering medical school she attended the University of Georgia, earning a B.S. in human development and family studies, with a minor in public health. Athletics brought her to the University of Georgia as a pole vaulter for the UGA track and field team. Lamar retired early and became very involved on campus serving as a personal trainer, working on public health issues with UGA’s Archway Partnership, and researching with a gerontologist in the department of child and family development. Lamar also studied abroad in Costa Rica and participated in a medical outreach trip to Peru through UGA’s Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children.
For the Paul Ambrose Scholars Program, Lamar will carry out a community health project to impact the local community. The three course modules will be mental health, physical exercise and nutrition.
“Becoming an Ambrose Scholar will equip me with an even better understanding of the public health issues that plague our nation, and will enable me to collaborate with our student leaders that are dedicated to promoting the open lines of communication that we so desperately need in order to propel our nation into a healthier state,” stated Lamar.
Lamar will be using the hashtag #52ToAHealthierYou to bring awareness to her community health project. The hashtag is meant to represent 52 weeks in the year to provide a tracking system for those who participate in the challenge. The goal is to increase the health and mindfulness of those who are participating on campus, so they can be ambassadors of the initiative.