Sean Ryder’s hair-razing campaign supports Jill Zitzewitz as she faces multiple myeloma
Overwhelming support from UMMS community helps Dr. Zitzewitz through treatment
The Beard, as it’s lovingly referred to by its owner, Sean P. Ryder, PhD, has been a work in progress for more than 18 months. It’s a tribute to the vibrant man Dr. Ryder called ‘Dad.’ Alas, it’s time to bid The Beard adieu.
On July 1, Ryder, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, will be clean shaven for the first time since 1993. He’s doing it to raise money for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation in a show of solidarity for a respected and beloved colleague, Jill A. Zitzewitz, PhD, who now has the same disease that took Ryder’s father’s: multiple myeloma...Read More..