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Alumni Association Honors Three with Medallion of Distinction

Dr. Eugene LaBarre, associate professor and chair of the department of removable prosthodontics, and Dr. Roy Bergstrom, director of budget and data analysis, are recipients of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry 2008 Medallion of Distinction.

March  03, 2008

The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry honored three people with the 2008 Medallion of Distinction Award during its 109th annual Alumni Association meeting at the San Francisco Fairmont Hotel on February 29. The prestigious medallion recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the School of Dentistry, research, dental education or the community.

Dean Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr. presented the Alumni Association's highest honor to: Dr. Roy Bergstrom, director of budget and data analysis; Dr. Eugene LaBarre, associate professor and chair of the department of removable prosthodontics; and Dr. Martin Brotman, president and CEO of the California Pacific Medical Center.

Dr. Roy Bergstrom

As director of budget and data analysis at the dental school, Bergstrom coordinates and maintains budget records and oversees risk management issues. Bergstrom began his service at Pacific on the Stockton campus in 1980 as an assistant professor in mathematics and became chair of the department of mathematics in 1987. From 1988 to 1994, he held the position of associate dean at College of the Pacific, followed by financial information systems manager in 1995. In 1996, Bergstrom accepted the position of associate dean for business and financial affairs at the dental school.

Bergstrom earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics at Knox College and his master's degree in mathematics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he also received his Ph.D. in mathematics. He earned his master's degree in business administration at Pacific.

Dr. Eugene LaBarre

LaBarre began his career at the dental school in 1981. He currently serves as associate professor and chair of the department of removable prosthodontics. Actively involved in the preclinical and clinical curriculum in fixed and removable prosthodontics and implant prosthodontics, LaBarre originated five extramural denture rotations at Bay Area community clinics and hospitals. These rotations provide oral health care for needy patients and additional prosthetic experiences for Pacific students. In addition to his teaching position, he maintains a prosthodontics practice at the dental school.

LaBarre received his dental degree at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and graduate training in prosthodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. In addition to the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, LaBarre has taught at Tufts, Temple University and the University of Geneva in Switzerland. His research interests include dental implants and public health, including a study of the oral health status of San Francisco Bay Area senior citizens.

Dr. Martin Brotman

Brotman is president and CEO of California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Dr. Martin Brotman and Dean Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr.He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of California Pacific Medical Center Foundation, and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Brotman maintains a small private practice in gastroenterology and internal medicine. A superb diagnostician, Martin has provided outstanding care to his patients for decades and has consulted frequently with the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry with respect to enhancing overall health care. Prior to becoming president of CPMC, Brotman served as chair of the hospital's department of medicine, director of the division of education, chief of the division of gastroenterology and medical director of the gastrointestinal laboratory. He has served on several medical boards and foundations, and is chair of the Development Council of Sutter Health.

Brotman received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, and his postdoctoral training in internal medicine and gastroenterology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He has a master's degree in medicine and physiology from the University of Minnesota.

Category Type: Honors and Awards

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