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

  • Nobel Prize Winner Mentored Leading HCV Researcher

    Andrew H. Talal, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, was justifiably proud when the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology was made in early October.

  • 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).

  • Cain Named to Regional Panel Monitoring COVID-19

    Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been appointed to serve on the Western New York Control Room, which monitors statistics related to COVID-19 in the region.

  • Residents Present at Meeting for International Society

    Trainees in the orthopaedic residency have presented their research at the annual meeting for the Orthopaedic Research Society.

  • Quality Improvement Project Lowers Inappropriate PPI Use

    Researchers in the Department of Medicine used a quality improvement project to dramatically reduce inappropriate proton pump inhibitor (PPI) prescriptions at a safety net clinic.

  • Predicting the Path of COVID-19 From Wuhan to WNY

    Jennifer A. Surtees, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry, is leading an effort to track the genomics of COVID-19 in Western New York.

  • Tri-Institutional Research Day Showcases MD-PhD Students

    Fifteen students in the MD-PhD program at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences presented posters at the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Research Day last fall at the Jacobs School building in downtown Buffalo.