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Annual Cavanaugh Distinguished Service Award Goes to Remy Lagman

Dr. Nader Nadershahi, Dr. James Garibaldi, 2011 Award Recipient Remy Lagman, Dr. Anders Nattestad and Dr. Bahram Javid (left to right).

December  13, 2011

The Arthur A. Dugoni School family recently gathered to honor Remy Lagman as she was named the recipient of the fourth annual Cavanaugh Distinguished Service Award.  Lagman, a registered nurse in the Oral and Maxillofacial Department, was acknowledged for her dedication to her patients, students, department and the greater Dugoni School community. As this year's award recipient, Lagman received a check for $500 and an award plaque.

The Cavanaugh Distinguished Service Award is funded by University of the Pacific Vice President for Finance Patrick Cavanaugh and his wife Janita. It recognizes staff members from the Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco campuses for exceptional accomplishments, leadership, innovation and service to the university community. Dental school faculty and staff nominate colleagues who have contributed to the school's vision, mission and values.

Lagman is responsible for providing medical attention to patients in the dental school's Oral Surgery Clinic.  She manages medications, recovery and medical emergencies. She also meticulously instructs students on the nuances of various sedation medications, infection control and surgical protocol management. Her colleagues mention she does every task enthusiastically and with a smile on her face.

"Remy embodies many of the school's mission and values," commented Dr. Anders Nattestad, professor and director of undergraduate oral surgery. "Despite a demanding schedule, Remy manages to provide patient centered care without exception. Her approach to teaching is humanistic and compassionate."

Lagman wears many hats at the Dugoni School. In addition to her stated role of registered nurse in the Oral and Maxillofacial Department, she provides wellness services to faculty, staff and students at the dental school. She's always willing to answer medical questions; help with medical immunization forms; and care for minor cuts and bruises.  She handles department medication purchases and is admired by colleagues for her price hunting abilities, which always help to keep department costs down.

"When anything goes wrong in our department with equipment, supplies or medication, we seek Remy," said Dr. James Garibaldi, associate professor in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department. "She goes out of her way to make sure everything runs smoothly. She is the most accommodating person in the school."

"Remy is well liked by her colleagues," added Nattestad. "She has touched the lives of many in the building and the dental school is privileged to have such a committed employee."


Category Type: Honors and Awards, Special Events

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