2016 UCSF Alumni Weekend Draws Thousands for Reunions, Events

By Mike Billings

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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