University of Buffalo

Woolley addresses the class of 2013. Photo courtesy of Sandy Kicman, University at Buffalo. As commencement speaker, Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley challenged University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences graduates to step outside of their comfort zone and become advocates for research. Drawing on her own personal experiences, Woolley told the nearly 150 graduates who received their degrees on May 3 how research has dramatically affected the way in which medicine is practiced’€”including research that proved smoking was harmful and research that revealed differences in cardiovascular health in men versus women. ’€œIt is the very function of research to...