H. Wayne Lambert, Ph.D.

Degree Awarded: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000
Current Title: Professor
Campus Office: Room 4010B HSN
Phone: 304-293-0610
Fax: 304-293-8159
Email: hwlambert@hsc.wvu.edu

Research/Education Interests:

Since 1995, Dr. H. Wayne Lambert has been teaching professional students and residents at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Vanderbilt University, University of Louisville, and West Virginia University (WVU) in the anatomical sciences: gross anatomy, embryology, neuroanatomy, and histology. At WVU, his teaching efforts are focused in medical and dental gross anatomy and neuroanatomy. In 2010, Dr. Lambert was the recipient of the WVU Distinguished Teacher Award for M.D. Programs and the WVU School of Medicine John W. Traubert Award. The latter award is selected by the student body and presented to a "student-centered basic science or clinical science faculty member who displays the characteristics of honest and ethical communication, respect, approachability, a positive attitude, and a willingness to serve as a mentor". In 2011 and 2013, Dr. Lambert received the Percival L. MacLachlan Basic Sciences Award as he was selected by WVU second year medical students in recognition for excellence in teaching basic medical sciences. In 2012, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Best Performance by a Section was given to Dr. Lambert in his role of Councilor of the ADEA Section on Anatomical Sciences. In 2013, Dr. Lambert was also the recipient of the 2013 Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and was a co-recipient of the 2013 Chancellor’s Innovation Award. On a national level, he received the ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Excellence in Teaching Award in 2013, an award presented to one dental educator each year.

Dr. Lambert’s scholarly activities center on: (1) the expansion of clinical and translational research through the use of cadaveric material; (2) the development, review, and assessment of questions to prepare students for the National Medical Board Examinations (NMBE); (3) the study and research of variability within cadaveric specimens to note its impact on clinical anatomy; (4) the assessment of content, learning, and instructional methodology in current basic science courses and textbooks; and (5) the study of how dental students are taught the basic sciences.

Dr. Lambert holds leadership positions in four national and international professional associations (American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA), American Association of Anatomists (AAA), ADEA, and the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE)). He currently serves as: (1) Secretary for the AACA in addition to serving on the AACA Council and Executive Council, (2) Chair of the Anatomical Terminology Committee within the AAA, (3) Councilor of the Anatomical Sciences Section of ADEA as well as a Voting Member of the ADEA House of Delegates, and (4) Associate Editor of Medical Sciences Educator, the official journal of IAMSE. Since 2011, Dr. Lambert has served as the Gross Anatomy Expert on the National Board Anatomic Sciences Test Committee within the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE). Since 2005, he has contributed to eleven textbooks in the fields of anatomy, embryology, and histology, highlighted by serving as a co-authored on a textbook entitled “Lippincott’s Illustrated Q&A Review of Anatomy and Embryology” with Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins of Wolters Kluwer Health in 2010. During this time, Dr. Lambert has also been an invited reviewer for the NBME, JCNDE, ADEA, AACA, Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA), LWW, Content Connections, Elsevier, and ten peer-reviewed journals in the fields of medical and dental education and the anatomical sciences.

Representative Publications:

Blackmon JA, Atsas S, Clarkson MJ, Fox JN, Daney BT, Dodson SC, Lambert HW. 2013. Locating the sural nerve during calcaneal (Achilles) tendon repair with confidence: A cadaveric study with clinical applications. Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery 52(1):42-47. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23099184

Burk DT, Lee LMJ, Lambert HW. 2013. Embryology and histology education in North American Dental Schools: The Basic Science Survey Series. Journal of Dental Education 77(6):744-756. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23740911

Clarkson MJ, Fox JN, Atsas S, Daney BT, Dodson SC, Lambert HW. 2013. The clinical implications of novel variants of the fibularis (peroneus) quartus muscle inserting onto the cuboid bone: peroneocuboideus and peroneocalcaneocuboideus. Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery 52(1):118-121. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23153781

Gautam M, Shaw DH, Pate TD, Lambert HW. 2013. Pharmacology education in North American Dental Schools: The Basic Science Survey Series. Journal of Dental Education. 77(8):1013-1021. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23929571

Ajijola OA, Wisco JJ, Lambert HW, Mahajan A, Stark ME, Fishbein MC, Shivkumar K. 2012. Extra-cardiac neural remodeling in humans with cardiomyopathy. Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. Oct 1; 5(5):1010-1016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22923270

Mendelsohn AH, DeConde AS, Lambert HW, Dodson SC, Daney BT, Stark ME, Berke GS, Wisco JJ. 2011. Cervical variation of the phrenic nerve. The Laryngoscope 121(9):1920-1923. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22024845

Lambert HW, Atsas S. 2010. An anterior fibulocalcaneus muscle: An anomalous muscle discovered in the anterior compartment of the leg. Clinical Anatomy 23(8):911-914. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20979149

Lambert HW, Wineski LE. 2010. Lippincott’s Illustrated Q&A Review of Anatomy and Embryology, 1st ed., Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. http://www.lww.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product__11851_-1_9012052_Prod-9781605473154

Patel SG, Rosenbaum BP, Chark DW, Lambert HW. 2006. Design and implementation of a Web-based, database-driven histology atlas: technology at work. Anatomical Record, Part B: The New Anatomist 289B(5):176-183. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17125133

Buznikov GA, Lambert HW, Lauder JM. 2001. Serotonin and serotonin-like substances as regulators of early embryogenesis and morphogenesis. Cell & Tissue Research 305(2):177-186. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11545255

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