About the Weekend

About the Weekend

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Thursday, May 16
Time
Event
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Research Day 2019

Penn Dental Medicine, 240 S. 40th Street

Research Day celebrates and showcases the considerable research activities at Penn Dental Medicine. The day is a wonderful opportunity for our dental students, residents, graduate students, faculty and researchers to present their research projects and interact. The morning program will feature presentations by the School’s basic science and clinical faculty followed by the Joseph L. Rabinowitz Memorial Lecture. The afternoon will be highlighted by the poster competition and keynote speaker.

We look forward to a day of exchange and collaboration with colleagues across disciplines that highlights the quality, depth and diversity of the School’s research. Penn Dental Medicine continues to build as a leader in the generation of new knowledge and cultivation of the next generation of oral researchers.

*Cost: FREE

Please note registration for this event is separate from the Alumni Weekend registration. For more information and to register, please visit www.dental.upenn.edu/researchday

Friday, May 17
Time
Event
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Penn Dental Hygiene Alumni Association Meeting

Evans Lower Concourse

Penn Dental Hygiene alumni are invited to the Dental Hygiene Alumni Association’s annual meeting and presentation of the Dental Hygiene Alumni Special Achievement Award. This year’s award will be presented to Elisabeth “Betty” McClellan Peebles (DH’59) and Karen Combs Flickinger (DH’58) in recognition of their contributions to the profession. Luncheon to immediately follow.

*Cost: $30 per person includes catered lunch

12:00 – 2:00 PM
Luminary Society Luncheon

Myers Courtyard

In recognition of the distinction and achievement of Penn Dental Medicine alumni celebrating their 50th reunion or more, the School invites alumni from the classes of 1969 and earlier to the annual Luminary Society Luncheon. Join us in meeting fellow Penn Dental Medicine alumni, share memories of your time at Penn Dental, and hear how your alma mater is shaping the future of care in 2019.

*Cost: FREE

12:00 – 2:00 PM
Penn Dental Hygiene Alumni Association Luncheon

Fonseca Gardens

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Meet & Greet with Dean Wolff

The Schattner Pavilion, 1st Floor

Join Dr. Mark Wolff, the new Morton Amsterdam Dean, for coffee and cookies during a meet and greet in the new Schattner Pavilion. Hear his reflections from his first year in the role and how he sees the School advancing the Power of Penn Dental Medicine.

*Cost: FREE

3:00 – 4:00 PM
The Samuel I and Hilda B Shames Lecture Series:
The Impact of Oral Health on Cancer Care

The William W.M.Cheung Auditorium (formally B-60)

The research of Dr. Patricia Corby is driven by the need to establish evidence-based tailored protocols for the oral care of head and neck cancer patients. This lecture will highlight the impact of a clinical trial of an oral care intervention with the aim to carefully characterize the relationship between the clinical trajectory of oral mucositis (OM), the local levels of inflammatory changes, and the ebb and flow of the oral microbiota in head and neck cancer patients during radiation therapy.

*Cost: FREE
*CE Credits: 1.0 credit hours

For details regarding this course including educational objectives and speaker information, please click here»

Beginning at 4:00 PM
Student Curated Tours

Tours will depart from the Henry Schein Atrium of the Robert Schattner Center

This year’s tours will feature the School’s new Digital Design Center as well as stops in the Schattner Clinic (formerly Main Clinic), Shils Clinic, Library, and more!

5:00 – 7:00 PM
Alumni Weekend Celebration

The Schattner Pavilion, 1st Floor

Join fellow classmates and friends for a special reception celebrating all Penn Dental reunion classes as well as honoring this year’s recipients of the Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Society Awards including the Thomas Evans Achievement Award, the Alumni Award of Merit, and Young Alumni Award of Merit; and the Dental Hygiene Alumni Association’s Dental Hygiene Alumni Special Achievement Award. The reception will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and tours of the newly renovated spaces.

*Cost: FREE

Beginning at 7:00 PM
Reunion Class Celebrations

Many of this year’s reunion classes are planning special class celebrations on Friday and/or Saturday evening. Please click here to visit our class reunions page for more information »

Saturday, May 18
Time
Event
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Dean’s Council Meeting

Shils Board Room

This is a closed meeting to current Dean’s Council Members.

10:00 – 11:00 AM
Penn Dental Hospitality Suite

Schattner Atrium

Doors will be open for alumni to stop in, peruse old yearbooks and memorabilia, and relax with mimosas and light breakfast fare.

*Cost: FREE

10:00 – 11:00 AM
Student Curated Tours

Tours will depart from the Henry Schein Atrium of the Robert Schattner Center

This year’s tours will feature the School’s new Digital Design Center as well as stops in the Schattner Clinic (formerly Main Clinic), Shils Clinic, Library, and more!

11:15 – 11:30 AM
Parade Line-Up

Grab your class flag before heading down to the parade. We will depart the School at 11:30 AM to line up for the University’s Alumni Parade on Locust Walk. You are invited to walk with us from the School or meet us on Locust Walk in the designated Professional School line-up area.

12:00 – 12:30 PM
Alumni Parade

Locust Walk

Display your Penn pride by marching with Dean Mark Wolff, Alumni Society President Dr. Eric Spieler (D’84), and fellow alumni to the Penn Dental Medicine picnic on College Green. Family, friends and children are welcome!

Please note we will depart the School at 11:30 AM to line up for the Parade on Locust Walk. You are invited to walk with us from the School or meet us on Locust Walk in the designated Professional School line-up area.

12:30 – 3:30 PM
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Picnic

College Green

Join fellow alumni for a picnic lunch on College Green with a special appearance by President Amy Gutmann. This is a great opportunity to bring your entire family as activities will be available for kids of all ages as well as entertainment including a DJ and performances by the Glee Club and Penn Band. Vegetarian and Kosher meals will be available.

*Cost: $40 per person pre-registration/$45 after May 8; $15 children ages 6-16; no charge for children 5 and under

12:30 – 3:30 PM
Fun Zone

We invite children of all ages to enjoy arts, crafts, and entertainment throughout campus at our various Fun Zone locations!

*Cost: FREE

4:00 – 6:00 PM
Quaker Kids

Bring the whole family to paint the campus Red and Blue! Stop by after the Picnic for great treats, fun activities and a screening of a movie! Most appropriate for children ages ten and under.

*Cost: FREE

Beginning at 6:00 PM
Reunion Class Celebrations

Many of this year’s reunion classes are planning special class celebrations on Friday and/or Saturday evening. Please click here to visit our class reunions page for more information »

For More Information

Please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations:
215-898-8951
alumni@dental.upenn.edu

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