Pharmacy students in the professional practice program receive scholarships through this fund, named for a former professor.
Robert H. Gumtow was a beloved colleague and faculty member who taught in the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences for more than thirty years.
This fund, established in 1995 by friends of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, provides an annual scholarship to a student in the professional practice program.
Gumtow served in an army during the Korean War, during which he was left partially paralyzed and an amnesiac. He recovered, and these dramatic personal experiences were instrumental in teaching him to persevere through any obstacle. He served as a model and inspiration for the many students he counseled through pharmacy-student affairs, advisor to the pharmacy academic honor society, Rho Chi, and those for whom he taught pharmacy education.
Author and co-author of numerous papers, he was a member of the American Pharmaceutical Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, and also received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Professor Gumtow passed away in 1994 at the age of 64 immediately after retiring from the School.