Witebsky Fund for Immunology

Lab of Microbiology & Immunology Professor Terry Connell.

Support the University at Buffalo Center for Immunology through this fund.

Established in 1973, this fund supports the operation of the University at Buffalo Center for Immunology as determined by the director of the Center.

The Witebsky Center is named for Ernest Witebsky, MD, the founding chair of what is now UB’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology. In 1967, he was appointed director of the Center for Immunology. Upon his death in 1969, the center was renamed in his honor. Along with Niels Klendshoj, Witebsky isolated the B-antigen found in human blood, a discovery that made blood transfusions safer. Witebsky and his associates also conducted important studies in autoimmune disease and its relation to thyroiditis, Addison’s disease and myasthenia gravis.

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

  • A Team Approach to Mental Health

    Because of the work of the Patrick P. Lee Foundation, training programs have been a success at UB that increase the number of highly skilled mental health workers in Western New York.

  • Plesur, Accessibility Awards Go to Jacobs School Faculty

    Three Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences faculty members have been recognized by the University at Buffalo undergraduate Student Association for their commitment and dedication to students.

  • Seizure Drug Provides Relief for Severe Pregnancy Nausea
    A rare, debilitating condition in pregnancy that causes nausea and vomiting so severe that some women end up terminating their pregnancies can be effectively treated with the seizure drug gabapentin.
  • Faculty Members Note Link Between COVID-19 and Stroke

    Faculty members at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are working collaboratively with doctors throughout the U.S. to learn more about a new link they are seeing in some patients between COVID-19 and stroke. And it is occurring in an unexpected population.

  • Lt. Gov. Hochul Visits Jacobs School to Talk COVID-19

    During a visit to the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul stressed the importance of all New Yorkers wearing face masks to halt the spread of COVID-19 and touted the contributions of the school’s experts in fighting the pandemic.

  • 40 Physicians, Trainees Feted by Gold Humanism Society

    UB’s Richard Sarkin Medical Emeritus Faculty Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) has inducted 40 exemplary medical students, residents, fellows and faculty members for 2020.

  • Students Create Children’s Story to Explain COVID-19

    Two students in the medical education program — Natalie Tjota and Sara Xu — are using colorful images of Berry Bunny, an original character they created, to explain the novel coronavirus in a clear way to students in elementary and middle school as well as junior high.