Dentistry attendance at the 118th Scientific Session at UCSF Alumni Weekend May 29-31 was even more robust than a year ago, according to UCSF Dentistry Dean John D. B. Featherstone, with those at Dentistry-related events representing fully a quarter of all participation at UCSF’s very busy 150th anniversary celebration.
Also increasingly robust was the 118th Scientific Session itself, with more student posters and more continuing education opportunities than ever.
The entire alumni community was brought together for many events, including the 150th Anniversary History Roundtable with Emeritus Faculty Troy Daniels (DDS ’67), the Discovery Talks, including Shingo Kajimura of Dentistry’s Department of Cell and Tissue Biology, recent White House recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, and of course, the exciting All-Alumni Kickoff Reception.
Honors were also conferred, including Dental Alumni Association Medal of Honor upon Stephen Abbott (DDS ’82) and Nelson Artiga-Diaz (DDS ’75), and UCSF 50 Year Medallions upon the dental and dental hygiene Class of 1964.
And, not least, upon the winners of the Scientific Session poster contest: 6th Place – Janice Hwang (Mentor: Ralph Marcucio); 5th Place- Jean Calvo (Mentor: Brent Lin); 4th Place – Samuel Clarot (Mentor: Orapin Horst); 3rd Place – Dongkook Lim (Mentor: Wu Li); 2nd Place – Johnny Nobles (Mentor: Sarah Knox); 1st Place – Josh Connelly (Mentor: Thuan Le).
119th Scientific Session at UCSF Alumni Weekend takes place May 28-30, 2015 at the Palace Hotel in downtown San Francisco. The celebration of #UCSF150 continues.
Sights from around the 118th Scientific Session at UCSF Alumni Weekend (more pictures, here )
- UCSF Dentistry Alumni 
- UCSF 150 
- Celebrating 150 Years of UCSF (YouTube) 
- More pictures from the 118th Scientific Session at UCSF Alumni Weekend