Dambros support medical students

Mark and Nancy DambroBy Joanna Trieger

Drs. Mark and Nancy Dambro, both from the two-year medical class of 1977, have created the Mark R. Dambro, M.D. and Nancy N. Dambro, M.D. Student Support Endowment Fund in the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

Mark and Nancy met as students in their anatomy lab, when they were assigned to dissect a cadaver together. Beyond their romance, they both benefitted from the supportive atmosphere of the med school. As a financially struggling student, Mark recalls at one point not having enough money to buy food. He approached the dean of students, who was able to help Mark make ends meet through a student support fund.

 Nearly 40 years after their graduation, in fall 2016, Nancy received a phone call from a Nevada student as part of the Wolf Call Phonathon fundraiser. Though the Dambros hadn’t returned to the University since their time as students, they remembered their experience — and the dean’s generosity — fondly. It was only September, but Nancy knew she had found Mark’s Christmas present: She would create an endowed fund in his honor that would be available for students in need, as funds had been available for him.

“The Dambros are a fantastic example of alumni who as students benefitted from the generosity of others. They went on to use their educations to forge satisfying and prosperous careers, and now they’re giving back, using their success to help our current students,” says University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Dean Dr. Thomas L. Schwenk.

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To learn more about supporting the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, please contact Shari Netzel, director of development, at (775) 682-6077.