Kornel L. Terplan Memorial Lecture

Kornel L. Terplan, MD.

Kornel L. Terplan was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pathology for nearly thirty years (1933-1960). He guided the Department through difficult times prior to and during World War II.

His leadership was even more important in the 1950´s when there was considerable change and unprecedented growth in medical schools throughout the country.

One of the leading figures at the UB School of Medicine, Dr. Terplan was known for his energy, enthusiasm, and personal warmth.

Dr. Terplan was also an eminent scholar, most notably for his contributions to our understanding of tuberculosis.

During his retirement, Dr. Terplan continued to be productive for 25 more years pursuing his lifelong interest in neuropathology.

The Terplan Memorial Lecture Endowment

Although the Terplan family continues to provide support, we welcome much-needed contributions to continue funding this wonderful event. Gifts of $1000 or more will include you as a member of the James Platt White Society - the medical school's recognition society for its best donors.

Previous Lectures

Michael Laposata, MD, PhD 
Medical Errors: The Third Leading Cause of Death in the US
2016
C. Bruce Alexander, MD
Educating Medical Students, Trainees, and the Public in the Science and Practice of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2015
Joel R. Rose, MD, PhD
Infection and Autoimmunity
2014
John Trojanowski, MD, PhD
Transmission of Pathological Alpha-synuclein and the Progression of Parkinson´s Disease
2013
Mark Rubin, MD
Defining the Genomic Landscape of Prostate Cancer 
2012
Guillermo Tearney, MD, PhD
Endoscopic Microscopy: Bridging the Radiology-Pathology Divide
2011
Michael Becich, MD, PhD
Informatics and the Future of Pathology - Making a Case for the Need for "Computational Pathologists"
2010
Nancy Nielsen, MD, PhD
Health Reform: High Hopes, High Stakes, High Drama
2009
Thomas A. Bonfiglio, MD
Cytopathology: Historical Perspective, Current Status, Future Outlook
2008
A. Julian Garvin, MD, PhD
The History of Surgical Pathology
2007
Ann Thor, MD
Markers in Breast Cancer
2006
John R. Wright, MD 2005
Thomas M. Sodeman, MD, FCAP 2004
Michael A Gimbrone, Jr., MD
Vascular Endothelium
2003
Fred G. Silva, MD 2002
Jeffrey S. Ross, MD 2001
Donald L. Price, MD 2000