Welcome to the John C. Greene Society Website.


The John C. Greene Society (JGS) is the primary student-run dental research organization at the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry. Throughout the year, JGS strives to present student research opportunities covering a wide spectrum of interests and spanning multiple levels of commitment, thus appealing to as broad a range of dental students as possible. Furthermore, we strive to establish positive attitudes toward the importance of dental research among the student body. We take on the responsibility of being adaptive to the needs and desires of changing student populations, while serving as a reminder to the tremendous impact quality science will have on the practice of dentistry in all parts of the world. 


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  • Interested in JGS? Attend one of our many events!!! Scroll down to view what we have plan for this upcoming quarter!!


                                         117th Annual Scientific Session Research Contest


The UCSF Dental Alumni Association will be hosting its 117th Annual Scientific Session. There will be events during the meeting as well as a Research Poster / Table Clinic Competition. The DAA provides up to $100 reimbursement for material costs for each presentation, as well as an invitation to the Annual Alumni Luncheon to each student who participates. Prizes are also given for the top presenters in each category. If you have any questions, please contact event organizers and Alumni Dr. Carmen Hipona (drhipona@gmail.com) or Dr. Michelle Lacues (mlacesdds@gmail.com).


              Record Number of UCSF Dentistry Students to Compete at AADR/IADR in Seattle!




A remarkable seven UCSF Dentistry students - more than from any other institution - have been selected as finalists to compete for research honors at the International Association for Dental Research/American Association for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) Scientific Session in Seattle, March 20 – 22, 2013.


                 Congratulations to the Research and Clinical Excellence Day 2012 Award Winners!!



Congratulations to the newly elected President of the AADR National Student Research Group,

Joshua Emrick, DDS/PhD Candidate!!!



JGS Upcoming Events

Spring 2013

2013 Dental Alumni Association Student Research Day

             - April 26 & 27, 2013 -

JGS Social

Join us for the Spring Quarter mixer!! We are hosting a social mingle for all UCSF researchers!! Mentors/ PIs are welcome to attend!! Food will be provided.

We will be accepting applications for those who are interested in becoming board members of JGS for the 2014 school year. This will be your only opportunity to apply.

When: May 6 at 5:00PM




May 30th GG Room



Winter 2013

Annual AADR/IADR General Meeting in Seattle

March 20-22, 2013


Fall 2012
JGS Research Elective (IDS186)

Interested in research or want to know more about what's going on at UCSF? Come and join us during lunch time to listen to different researchers talk about their research!! It's a great opportunity to not only learn about ground-breaking research but to network with different members of the UCSF research community. We will be providing FREE LUNCH every other week!!

Check out our list of speakers.

Sign up via student portal to get credit. NOTE: For credit, you can ONLY miss 3 classes. 

WhenEvery Friday, Starting on Friday, September 28th-December 7th, 2012

Where:N721 and N217(for 9/28 ONLY)


JGS General Information Meeting

Interested in research but don't know where to start? Join us for our first JGS meeting!! We will be providing information about our organization and how you can participate. Also, you have the opportunity to ask us any questions about research. Plus, membership is FREE and we'll be providing lunch. 

When: Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 at Noon

Where:Toland Hall


Research and Clinical Excellence Day

Please join us at the annual UCSF RCE Day. There will be oral and poster presentations where you can learn about the latest news in UCSF research. Also, you have the ability to talk to the current summer fellows since they will be presenting their posters. To learn more, click here.

WhenThursday, October 11th, 2012 


JGS Workshop: Summer Research Application Writing 

D1s, are you interesting in doing research for the upcoming summer? Join us for our annual workshop on advice about writing your proposal to the AADR and the UCSF committee. Previous summer research fellows (and Roger) will be attending to give you the nuts and bolts on applying, writing, etc. They will be answering any questions you have on the process. Dinner will be provided.

WhenThursday, November 8th, 2012 at 5pm

Where: HSW 300


Summer Fellow Alumni/Applicant Social Event

Come one, come all!!! Join us for the last event of the fall quarter!! We are hosting a social mingle for all UCSF researchers!! Mentors/ PIs are welcome to attend!! Food will be provided.

WhenThursday, December 6th, 2012 at 5pm

WhereHSW 300