Dr. Majid Sadigh, Director of the UVMLCOM/WCHN Global Health Program, Trefz Family Endowed Chair in Global Health at WCHN and Director of Global Health at UVMLCOM
I was raised in a small mountainous village in southern Iran, a land of poor but kind and generous inhabitants. I was one of very few children who had the privilege of a warm and supportive family. It was in this setting that I became familiar with the lives of underprivileged, gentle souls. Rumi became my idol as I searched for meaning beyond simple “happiness” throughout my youth. Voicing the unvoiced gave meaning to my life. I dreamed of becoming a storyteller who narrates the tales of those who cannot tell their own.