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Teresa Kuhlman Named Cavanaugh Distinguished Service Award Winner

Teresa Kuhlman with Patrick Cavanaugh and Dean Ferrillo

December  08, 2009

Teresa Kuhlman, manager of the integrated clinical sciences curriculum, was honored with the second-annual Cavanaugh Distinguished Service Award during a reception at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry on Dec. 4.

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

"Receiving the Cavanaugh Distinguished Service Award ultimately reflects the successes of my numerous peers at Pacific, who display a consistent and admirable caliber of contributions to this educational environment we are all so proud of," said Kuhlman. "I am grateful to accept it on behalf of many who have lived by example the vision, mission and values of Pacific alongside me these past 15 years."

Teresa Kuhlman has been a part of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry family for over 15 years. In her current position, she is responsible for managing the Integrated Clinical Sciences Curriculum which runs throughout the 36-month doctoral program. This is a cross-discipline, multi-department content course designed to integrate foundational knowledge related to the clinical practice of dentistry into the school's DDS and IDS (International Dental Studies) curriculum. Previously, Kuhlman served as manager in the clinical sciences academic department, a position she held for more than 12 years. In addition, she has been the administrative coordinator for the Dental Faculty Council for 15 years.

Category Type: Honors and Awards

Contact:  Office of Public Relations, 415.929.6434, pr@pacific.edu