Fall 2014
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Class Notes

Memorial scholarship endowment honors Graham-Lamberts

Carolyn Graham-LambertsMemorial 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 was held on Oct. 26 at Canyon Gate Country Club in Las Vegas.

Kim Eagle, M.D. '77, has been named faculty director of philanthropy in the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) Office of Development. In addition to continuing his other clinical and leadership roles within UMHS, Eagle will provide executive leadership for development training programs, conduct educational sessions for physicians, and help connect the development program with a broad spectrum of faculty as the school embarks on the Victors for Michigan campaign and the challenge of meeting the largest campaign goal in its history.

Matthew Barulich, M.D. '82, a board-certified OB/GYN, joined the William Bee Ririe Hospital and Rural Health Clinic in Ely, Nevada.

Christi Matteoni, M.D. '93, of GI Consultants, has been appointed to the Hometown Health Management Company board of directors.

Merritt W. Dunlap, M.D. '93, has affiliated with MDVIP, the leader in personalized health care with nearly 700 affiliates nationwide. MDVIP's personalized health care program empowers people to reach their health and wellness goals through in-depth knowledge, expertise and one-on-one coaching with some of the finest primary care doctors in America. Prior to affiliating with MDVIP and opening his private personalized care practice in Carson City in August of 2013, he served six years in the U.S. Navy and most recently practiced at a private multispecialty group in Carson City for 14 years. He recently was certified in the Bale/Doneen Method, developed by Bradley Bale, M.D. and Amy Doneen, MSN, ARNP.

Bret Frey, M.D. '00, has been appointed to the Renown South Meadows Board of Governors.

Jimmy Diep, M.D. '06, joined the University of Nevada School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine in Las Vegas. Diep completed his internal medicine residency at the School of Medicine's campus in Las Vegas. He completed both a fellowship in cardiology and a fellowship in interventional cardiology at University of California, Irvine. He is the first faculty member of the School of Medicine's new division of cardiology and will be working closely with the fellowship and residency training programs.

Susan Knowles, M.D. '06, has joined Carson Tahoe Health Physician Clinics, bringing her expertise in rheumatology to northern Nevada. Her clinical interests include osteoarthritis, gout, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, dermatomyositis and vasculitis. Following graduation, she completed her internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Jeremy Bearfield, Ph.D., M.D. '11, family medicine residency '14, has joined the team of physicians affiliated with Northern Nevada Medical Group in Reno/Sparks.

Ben Stump, M.D. '11, is now a pulmonary/critical care fellow at Harvard-Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Molly Torvinen, M.D. '11, joined Northern Nevada Medical Center in Sparks as a family physician.

Kathleen Cornfield, M.D. '14 and Dustin Holland, M.D. '14, were married at Lake Tahoe on May 25, 2014 before moving to Indianapolis for their residency training: she in pediatrics, he in emergency medicine. They met during their first year of medical school.