University at Buffalo: Reporter

Symposium will honor Felix Milgrom

Clinicians, researchers and scientists from around the world, including a Nobel Prize winner, are expected to attend the fifth Basic Sciences Symposium of the Transplantation Society, to be held Sept. 6-11 at the Chautauqua Institution. The event is co-sponsored by the Ernest Witebsky Center for Immunology at UB.

State-of-the-art research on immunological factors important in human organ transplantation will be presented during the program, which will feature more than 200 oral and poster presentations involving transplant research.

The symposium will be dedicated in honor of Felix Milgrom, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the UB Department of Microbiology, at a tribute beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, in the Athenaeum Hotel. Milgrom is credited with pioneering research in basic and medical immunology in the fields of transplantation and autoimmunity.

Speakers at the tribute will include 1980 Nobel Prize winner Jean Dausset; Jean Borel of Switzerland; Noel Rose, former director of the Witebsky Center who is now at The Johns Hopkins University, and Robert S. Schwartz of Tufts University.

Anyone interested in attending the tribute or registering for the conference should contact Roger Cunningham, director of the Witebsky Center, at 829-2901.

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