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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During UCSF’s 2017 Alumni Weekend, Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, talks 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. Photo by Elena Graham
UCSF alumni tour the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay – including a TUG robot that hauls food, linens, specimens and medications around the facility – during the 2017 Alumni Weekend. Photo by Bryan and Vita Hewitt
UCSF alumni enjoy Spark Social SF, an outdoor gathering space in Mission Bay, during the Alumni Weekend festivities. Photo by Vita Hewitt
UCSF School of Pharmacy Dean B. Joseph Guglielmo (left), PharmD, jokes with Philip Hansten, of the school’s class of 1967, during the celebration of the class’s 50th reunion during the 2017 Alumni Weekend. Photo by Josh Edelson
UCSF School of Dentistry alumni toast one another during a celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of the class of 1967’s commencement. The reunion was held during the 2017 UCSF Alumni Weekend. Photo by Elena Graham
Graduate student Christina Hueschen, winner of this year’s UCSF Grad Slam competition, speaks at the UCSF Graduate Division gala during the 2017 Alumni Weekend. Photo by Vita Hewitt
UCSF School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr. (right), MD, helps to honor Kent Yamaguchi with an award during UCSF’s 2017 Alumni Weekend. Photo by Bryan and Vita Hewitt
UCSF School of Nursing alumnae take photos together during the medallion event that celebrated the 50th reunion of the class of 1967.