Memorial scholarship endowment honors Caroline Graham-Lamberts

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Carolyn Graham Lambert

A scholarship endowment has been established in honor of Caroline Graham-Lamberts, M.D.'11. Photo provided by Graham family.

Memorial gifts from the family, friends and colleagues of Caroline Graham-Lamberts M.D.'11, have established a scholarship endowment in honor of the late pediatrician, who is remembered as a great asset to the medical community through her kindness, compassion and intuition.

Caroline passed away Oct. 28, 2012. Through the outpouring of memorial gifts, the Caroline Graham-Lamberts, M.D. Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established for medical students at Nevada who demonstrate excellence in pediatrics, community service, outreach and excellence beyond the classroom.

Her family also established the Caroline Graham-Lamberts Memorial Classic, an annual golf tournament to bring Caroline's friends and family together to honor her memory and raise funds to continue her legacy through her scholarship fund. This year's memorial classic is scheduled for Oct. 26 at Canyon Gate Country Club in Las Vegas.

During her first year at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Caroline met Remy Lamberts M.D.'11, who would eventually become her husband. During her second year of medical school, Caroline was diagnosed with breast cancer. The couple married and took a year off medical school during Caroline's chemotherapy treatments. But because Caroline was never content to sit still, the couple conducted medical research and their projects took first place at the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. Remy and Caroline returned to medical school and graduated.

After medical school, Remy and Caroline began their residencies at Stanford Medical Center. Caroline participated in a large-scale project in Oakland, Calif., for an education health care provider focusing on human trafficking, which was published in Pediatric Emergency Care. She also conducted many interviews with at-risk adolescents to establish the patterns of reproductive healthcare services among high-risk youth. At the same time, Caroline continued her chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

To learn more about participating in the golf tournament and supporting the University of Nevada School of Medicine, please contact Wendy Nelson, director of development at (702) 671-2240.

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