Georgirene Vladutiu

“This award allows me to honor a man who did so much for UB.”

Georgirene D. Vladutiu, MA ’70, PhD ’73, wanted a way to honor the love of her life—her husband of more than 38 years, Adrian Vladutiu—and the place that allowed them both to work “unfettered in our research, pursuing our creativity” for some four decades, the University at Buffalo. Through a bequest she has established the Adrian O. Vladutiu Award for Excellence, to be given each year to a student from the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Department of Pathology. “He is the smartest person I’ve ever known,” she says.