Donation Establishes Fund for Women In Mathematics

Published February 8, 2017

The University at Buffalo Department of Mathematics is pleased to announce the creation of a fund to support our Association for Women in Mathematics chapter, and more generally to provide opportunities for women in our department. A generous donation from Gerald Sufrin, M.D., and his wife Janice Sufrin, PhD, established the fund.

Gerald Sufrin, Professor and Chair, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Department of Urology.

Gerald Sufrin, Professor and Chair, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Department of Urology

Dr. Sufrin, Professor and Chair, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Department of Urology, states, “We are grateful for the opportunity to  support, encourage and hopefully advance the opportunities  for women in mathematics at the University at Buffalo.”  

The generous donation was perfectly timed as the AWM chapter was founded the previous year and has been dramatically expanding its activities. The Sufrin’s donation will support visiting speakers and mentoring activities. In a time of limited state resources, philanthropy is essential to the success of UB Mathematics.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the fund can contact Dr. Gino Biondini, 716-645-8810, or via email biondini@buffalo.edu. You can also donate online to the UB Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics Fund.