Reunions and Events Draw Thousands for 2017 UCSF Alumni Weekend

By Mike Billings

Reunions, galas and research talks were just some of this year’s festivities for the annual UC San Francisco Alumni weekend on April 7 and 8.

It was the sixth 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, more than 1,650 alumni, family and friends attended the events on Friday and Saturday that included receptions and galas put on by each school and division. The schools also hosted continuing education classes for all professions.

Along with the school- and division-specific events, there were the Discovery Talks during which UCSF faculty convey their transformative research and discoveries through short, “TED”-style presentations.

On Saturday morning, Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, hosted a breakfast event, during which he held a talk with Lucy Kalanithi, a UCSF resident alum and the wife of late surgeon Paul Kalanithi, author of the book “When Breath Becomes Air.” The memoir is about Paul Kalanithi’s life and his battle with stage IV lung cancer.

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