Microbiology Fund

Student Researching in Lab of Microbiology & Immunology.

This fund provides for student travel awards and fellowships in microbiology in memory of a former teacher and researcher.

Dr. Eugene A. Gorzynski — who earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at UB — was a popular professor and scholar in the Department of Microbiology.

This fund, established shortly after his death, recognizes his work, and is used by the chair of the Department of Microbiology in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to support student awards and fellowships.

Early in his career, Dr. Gorzynski and a colleague played a pivotal role in noting the role of E. coli bacteria in causing severe diarrhea, which kills millions of children each year. In addition, Dr. Gorzynski was known for his teaching at the UB School of Nursing, his research at the Witebsky Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, and his work with Veterans Hospital.

In the world of medicine, there is always more that we can do. More physicians we can train. More discoveries we can make. More lives we can save. Now, even as we celebrate all we have recently achieved, we continue to look forward to the possibilities ahead. Bold ambitions require big investments—and generous support. Together, we will continue to build on our shared success and lead the way toward the future of medicine.

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News from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

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    UB faculty member Nikhil Satchidanand’s Movers and Makers program combines exercise and art-making to encourage long-term health.

  • Talented Medical Teachers Honored With Siegel Awards

    A celebratory mood was evident as the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences community gathered April 12 to recognize the winners and honorable mentions in the 2023 Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

  • Resident’s Research Project Wins Multiple Honors

    Dustin Morgan, MD, a PGY-5 chief resident in the orthopaedics residency program, won first place in the resident poster competition at the 2023 annual meeting of the NYS Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (NYSSOS) Sept. 9 in Rochester.

  • PhD White Coat Ceremony Honors Student Advancement

    The Office of Biomedical Education conducted its seventh annual white coat ceremony to recognize 23 students from the Class of 2022-2023 in the PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences (PPBS) and two students from the MD-PhD Program who are matching to their doctoral laboratories.

  • Jacobs School Bolstering Faculty at Historic Rate

    The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo has hired more than 100 new faculty members since the beginning of 2023 — a record amount that shows the school’s commitment to contribute to UB’s long-range strategic goal of being recognized among the Top 25 public research universities in the nation.

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Inducts Daniels into Chapter

    A large crowd of inductees and their families and friends were in attendance for UB’s Richard Sarkin Medical Emeritus Faculty Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society induction.

  • Andreadis and Feltri are Named AAAS Fellows

    University at Buffalo faculty members Stelios Andreadis, PhD, and M. Laura Feltri, MD, have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals.