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Nevada Medicine Weekly | March 13, 2018

News for A Healthy Nevada

Rachael and John-Henry Lambin

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine first-year medical students and siblings John-Henry and Rachel Lambin.

UNR Med student siblings crack books for more than just education

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, two first-year medical students who share a passion for both art and medicine are intertwined by more than just the same book titles in their backpacks. Rachel Lambin and John-Henry Lambin share a close relationship as siblings.

Shaped by their shared upbringing and passion for art, Rachel and John-Henry, along with their mom, Debbie, are the artists behind a local book sculpting business, called My Thousand Words. Rachel says “the name comes from the saying that a picture, or in our case, a sculpture, is worth a thousand words, and books are comprised of thousands of words.”

This talented brother and sister bring books to life through repurposing words on pages into unique sculptured theme stories. Patient care is a lot like the Lambins’ creative process. Bringing health care to life requires piecing together multiple, complex details in order to diagnose, create treatment plans, and provide medical counsel. The integration of art and science is second nature for Rachel and John-Henry.

KTVN’s Kristen Remington visited UNR Med to share the story about Rachel and John-Henry’s time in the books, both artistically and scientifically. For the full story from KTVN, visit My Thousand Words Book Sculptures.

Continue reading about the Lambins’ inspired artwork.


Remembering Charles E. Dreiling, Ph.D.

Dreiling was a beloved biochemistry professor, touching the lives of undergraduate, graduate and medical students alike, who was consistently recognized for his outstanding teaching and pioneering video-based lectures. He even mentored some of our own faculty, including Interim Chair of Pharmacology Josh Baker, Ph.D., and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Jennifer Hagen, M.D.

“I remember Dr. Dreiling as a very patient and dedicated professor. It has been about 28 years since I was sitting in the Anderson first-year classroom trying desperately to learn the Krebs cycle, but my memory of Dr. Dreiling as a stellar professor is quite clear. He was soft spoken and approachable, and he would work with us to make sure that we understood the concepts he was teaching. It was after my time as a student that he pioneered video lectures. He also did things to keep up our morale during that hard first year of medical school, like generously hosting a handmade pizza party for our class at his house!” Dr. Hagen.

celebration of life was held January 27 in Reno, Nevada.

2018 Nevada County Health Rankings – register today!

The Nevada public health community is holding a meeting Wednesday, March 14 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. with a hosted lunch to follow at the Washoe County Health District Commissioners Chambers. Speakers will explore and examine the 2018 Nevada County Health Rankings report data prepared by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute as well as ways to use county-level data for community health improvement and rural public services in Nevada.

Please register to attend. Contact Associate Dean for the Office of Statewide Initiatives John Packham, Ph.D., for more information.

Measom Family History of Medicine Award established

The Measom Family Foundations has recently established the Measom Family History of Medicine Award. The award will recognize a UNR Med student who wins the annual History of Medicine Essay Contest.

Ty and Sue Measom and their children established The Measom Family Foundation with the express purpose of serving the local community. To learn more about supporting our students, please contact Advancement and Engagement Director of Development Shari Netzel.

New Faculty Orientation

UNR Med conducted another successful new faculty orientation Thursday, March 8 and Friday, March 9. Fifteen new faculty members representing clinical, basic science and administrative departments, as well as Renown Health and VA community partners gained a better understanding of our school’s mission, operations, organizational structure and workplace expectations and opportunities across campus. 

Our new colleagues were offered a change to network with each other and meet our leadership teams and existing faculty, while developing a sense of UNR Med pride. The next session is scheduled for September 13-14, and all new faculty will be invited to attend. For more information, please contact Human Resources Generalist Veronica Shearin.

Upcoming Events

Events for March 13 – 20, 2018

ECHO Clinics: Medication-Assisted Treatment

March 14, 2018 • 12–1:30 p.m.
Behavioral Health and Available Resources

ECHO Clinics: Diabetes and General Endocrine

March 15, 2018 • 8–9 a.m.

ECHO Clinics: Antibiotic Stewardship

March 15, 2018 • 12:15–1 p.m.
2018 Update of C. Difficile Guidelines

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University of Nevada, Reno, School Of Medicine granted accreditation

March 9, 2018 • Northern Nevada Business Weekly
The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) was recently granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) through 2026.

My Thousand Words Book Sculptures

March 8, 2018 • KTVN
Rachael and John-Henry Lambin spend a lot of their time together studying. They are both first year medical students at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Free presentation in Carson City to center on healthy aging

March 7, 2018 • Nevada Appeal
"On a percentage basis, Nevada's elder population is the second fastest growing in the country," said Dr. Kelley Macmillan, director of community and social services of the Sanford Center for Aging at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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What is integrity to you?

This year’s Ignite Integrity Week features a series of workshops, presentations and panels, including a discussion with Renown Health Chief Medical and Academic Office Doug Merrill, M.D., MBA, M.A., titled, “What is Integrity to You?” on Monday, March 26 at 4 p.m. in the Joe Crowley Student Union. The panel discussion will feature faculty from different disciplines and will explore ethics and integrity in academic research.

The event is free to attend, and Port of Subs will be provided. Visit the Ignite Integrity Week website for more information on this panel and other events throughout the week. 

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Reflections from the Dean

March 8, 2018
I am pleased to announce that UNR Med has been granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) through 2026. The award of full accreditation confirms that our programs, faculty, resources and partnerships are meeting or exceeding national standards for medical education.

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