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UCSF Alumni Weekend 2019
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Saturday, April 13 • 8:30am - 10:15am
Breakfast with the Chancellor

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An elegant, seated breakfast featuring remarks from UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood, followed by The Telomere Effect authors Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, UCSF professor emerita and 2009 Nobel laureate, and Elissa Epel, PhD, postdoc alum and professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry.

Winners of the 2019 UCSF: The Campaign Alumni Awards also will be announced. Awards will be presented to 15 alumni in the categories of The Audacious, The Innovators, The Compassionate, The Dedicated, and The Pathfinders.

Join the UCSF Alumni Book Club! In this online community, alumni can connect with each other and enjoy books on healthcare and science. There is no cost to participate – you just have to get a copy of the book to enjoy. Our first book will be The Telomere Effect by UCSF’s Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, UCSF professor emerita and 2009 Nobel laureate, and Elissa Epel, PhD, postdoc alum and professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry. Please sign up to join the club by February 3.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Hawgood

Sam Hawgood

MBBS, Postdoc Alum
Sam Hawgood is the chancellor and the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor at UCSF. He was dean of the UCSF School of Medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs from 2009-2014, after assuming the role of interim dean in December 2007. His distinguished career at... Read More →
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Elizabeth Blackburn

PhD, Faculty Emerita
Professor Elizabeth H. Blackburn is a Nobel Laureate and Morris Herzstein Professor of Biology and Physiology, in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). She is a leader in the area of telomere and telomerase research.Elizabeth... Read More →
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Elissa Epel

PhD, Postdoc Alum
Elissa Epel, PhD, is a professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and director of the Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions Center (www.amecenter.ucsf.edu). She studies psychological, social, and behavioral processes related to chronic psychological stress that accelerate biological aging, with a focus on the telomere/telomerase maintenance system. She also studies the interconnections between emotional processes, eating, and meta... Read More →
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Biana Roykh

DDS ’06, MPH
Biana Roykh was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honor Dental Society upon her graduation from UCSF. She completed a general practice residency at University of Nevada School of Medicine and returned to San Francisco to enter private practice. She also directed a dental... Read More →