Students in the Department of Rehabilitation Science receive support through this fund.
Named for a longtime UB faculty member, the Susan E. Bennett Memorial Fund continues Sue’s life work and legacy through current and future students in the Physical Therapy program in the Department of Rehabilitation Science, part of UB’s School of Public Health and Health Professions.
Susan Bennett, a longtime UB faculty member and pioneer in rehabilitation practices for people with multiple sclerosis, died in 2020 after a battle with cancer. She is remembered as a kind and generous teacher, mentor, colleague and friend, most notably for her caring, empathy and dedication to her students and patients.
A clinical professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Science and interim chair of the department from 2016-18, Bennett was the first rehabilitation professional to receive the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers’ Lifetime Achievement Award.
Bennett was a principal investigator or co-investigator in several key clinical trials, as well as an invited presenter or lecturer at numerous medical conferences, both nationally and internationally. She also authored or co-authored articles in numerous leading medical journals.