Dr. Suk Ki Hong Memorial Lecture Fund

Student in the Physiology & Biophysics Lab at Biomedical Research Building.

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics hosts an annual lecture for the benefit of the scientific community of Western New York, supported by this fund.

For years, experts from the National Institute of Health, Harvard Medical School, Yale School of Medicine and other prestigious institutions have inspired students and faculty at UB through the Dr. Suk Ki Hong Memorial Lecture.

Established in memory of Suk Ki Hong, Distinguished Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, this fund is used to support scientific communications in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, primarily through an annual lecture.

Dr. Hong’s scientific contributions (primarily in the areas of renal function and the physiology of diving) were highly regarded by his peers, and they continued without interruption for 35 years, earning him the Stover-Link Award from the Undersea Medical Society, UB's Stockton Kimball Prize, and numerous other awards.

Dr. Hong was tireless in his efforts to train his students and fellows and he inspired their sincere respect and true affection. An entire generation of physiologists has profited not only from his knowledge and high intellectual standards, but also from his honesty, enthusiasm, generous nature, and personal warmth.

Other Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Funds

News from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

  • In Memoriam: Adeline ‘Addie’ Fagan, MD ’19

    Adeline “Addie” Fagan, MD, a graduate of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ Class of 2019, died Sept. 19 due to COVID-19 complications. She was 28.

  • Study: Axon Degeneration Due to Sick Oligodendrocytes

    Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences researchers are seeking to improve understanding of the glial maintenance and support of axons — the very long cellular projections of neurons relaying electrical and biochemical signals in nerves and white-matter tracts of the nervous system.

  • Biotech Venture Wins UB Entrepreneurship Contest

    Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences students and alumnae are among the members of the top two teams in this year’s University at Buffalo’s Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC).

  • Treating Substance Use Disorder During the Pandemic

    Tildabeth Doscher, MD, clinical assistant professor of family medicine, was among the physicians who answered the call of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo when he asked for health care workers to volunteer in New York City during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in March.

  • Paying possibility forward
    “Medicine should be a profession for those who are most able, not those most able to pay.”  
  • Community Partnership Reduces Pandemic Effect on Vulnerable

    A powerful partnership that brought University at Buffalo faculty and community leaders together to fight against health disparities has allowed the community to blunt the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on Buffalo’s most vulnerable citizens.

  • Taylor Named New Director of MD-PhD Program

    Robert N. Taylor, MD, PhD, has been appointed the director of the MD-PhD Program in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.