There were toasts, research talks, tours, awards and reunions for the more than 1,500 UC San Francisco alumni who gathered at the annual Alumni Weekend festivities on April 8 and 9.
It was the fifth year that the Alumni Association of UCSF event brought together alumni from all four professional schools – dentistry, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy – and the Graduate Division. In all, 1,550 alumni, family and friends from 34 states attended the more than 40 events during the weekend.
Along with each school and division hosting a reception and gala for its alumni, the weekend included “TED”-style Discovery Talks during which UCSF faculty discussed their transformative research and discoveries. Other highlights included tours of UCSF’s Mission Bay campus, a barbecue for the alumni and their families, and continuing education classes for all professions.
On Saturday morning, Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, hosted a breakfast event, during which he gave an update about the University. Following the breakfast, University of California President Janet Napolitano moderated a panel of UCSF faculty and alumni who discussed the impact of the 2016 election on U.S. health care.
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