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.
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