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117th Scientific Session at UCSF Alumni Weekend

April 27, 2013

UCSF Dentistry's 117th Scientific Session at UCSF Alumni Weekend 2013The UCSF Dentistry / UCSF Dental Alumni Association 117th Scientific Session at Alumni Weekend enjoyed considerable success April 26-27, 2013, with 400-plus attendees - more than any other UCSF health professions school according to UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, who addressed the Annual UCSF Dental Alumni Association Luncheon and Awards Ceremony on Saturday the 27th.

The UCSF family gathered for the second annual UCSF Alumni Weekend at the historic Palace Hotel in downtown San Francisco for two days of fun, celebration, science, learning, and commemoration: continuing education, table clinics and poster sessions, honors and recognition of many kinds, and of course, reunions and parties.

The UCSF School of Dentistry Class of 1963 was recognized on the 50th anniversary of their graduation at the UCSF DAA Luncheon and Awards Ceremony, as were UCSF Dental Alumni Association Medal of Honor Recipients Harvey Brody (D'63) and Po-Ping Wong (D'65).

Winners of the largest-ever DAA Student Research Competition were also recognized, including: (Graduate Category) Joyce Sumi, MSDH; (Predoc Category) 1st Place: JT Brothers; 2nd Place: Molly Hague; 3rd Place: Joy Chang; 4th Place: Tiffany Hsu; 5th Place: Ligia Padilla; 6th Place: Natalie La Rochelle.

Pete Escovedo headlined a lively kickoff reception the first evening at which UCSF Dentistry attendees set a stylish tone on the dance floor.  Amid a festive buffet dinner, lively conversation flowed as alumni from across the UCSF campus connected and reunited.

UCSF Dentistry Dean John D.B. Featherstone took note of the event's exceptional success in his own address to the DAA luncheon, and in innumerable conversations with gathered alumni throughout the weekend.  So did UCSF Dental Alumni Association President Carmen Hipona (D'96) in acknowledging the great work of her organizing team, and in anticipating a repeat of this year's strong showing at 2014's 118th Scientific Session at Alumni Weekend.

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UCSF Dentistry's 117th Scientific Session at UCSF Alumni Weekend 2013 (top to bottom): Past Presidents Luncheon with Dean Featherstone; UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann addresses the Annual UCSF Dental Alumni Association Luncheon and Awards Ceremony; dental student table clinics and poster session; DAA leadership; dancing to Pete Escovedo at the All Alumni Kickoff Reception; UCSF Dental Alumni Association Medal of Honor Recipient Harvey Brody (D'63) addresses the DAA Luncheon; UCSF Dental Alumni Association Medal of Honor Recipient Po-Ping Wong (D'65) and family

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