This week I lost a dear friend and colleague, Dr. Matt Florczyk, to a long illness. I first knew Matt as a graduate student in our Biomedical Sciences program, and later as an ice hockey teammate with the Albany Lab Rats. He was an incredibly gifted young man, both athletically and intellectually, with a warm, compassionate personality.
I shed blood with him during hockey games; tonight I shed tears, missing him on the ice.______________
Matt's obituary and information on a memorial fund can be found here.