The Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute's Debashis Ghosh and the Ross Eye Institute's Dr. Federico Gonzalez-Fernandez have been awarded a four-year, $1.6 million grant from National Institute of Health to support their research into a human eye protein found to be essential to the processes involved in vision.
Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center, a not-for-profit comprehensive diagnostic and treatment center for children and adults with speech-language and hearing problems, appointed Melissa Mummery director of human resources. Mummery, who has more than nine years of nonprofit and health care human resources experience, previously was with United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, Gastroenterology Associates, and Tara Cares. She is a graduate of Geneseo State College where she obtained bachelor's degrees in business management and philosophy.
Jaeckle Fleischmann and Mugel partner Gayle L. Eagan was a panelist at the WNY Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals "Where There's a Will There's a Way: Overcoming the 'But' in Planned Giving" panel discussion recently.
Phillips Lytle partner Deborah A. Doxey was elected secretary of the New York State Bar Association Business Law Section for 2009 and will continue to serve as a member of its executive committee.
RealtyUSA named Dale Camillo a licensed real estate salesperson in the Commercial Division. A graduate of the University at Buffalo, Camillo has more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience predominantly in the health care industry.
Bank of Akron named Kristen M. Page marketing manager. Page formerly was manager of marketing and communications at Stampede Presentation Products. She received a bachelor's in journalism mass communication and a master's in integrated marketing communications from St. Bonaventure University.
Care Connection Lactation and Wellness Center, Gymboree Play and Music, American Health Publishing and Kid Biz in East Aurora have partnered to offer classes, products and services at several different locations.
Good and Fair Bekins Moving Company has acquired exclusive local rights to Mi-Box, a large secure, weatherproof container that is delivered to customers. Customers load the container and the moving company stores it at a temperature controlled warehouse. Additional details are available at: www.getMIBOX.com.
New Era Cap Co., a headwear designer and manufacturer, will partner with Tradition, an Atlanta-based apparel design company, to launch "New Era Presents Tradition," a full line of caps and apparel that will support "the Yard" program, an initiative dedicated to advancing the tradition, culture, and aspirations of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The Collegiate Licensing Company, an IMG Company, will manage the licensing for the program.
Camp Bow Wow, a national doggy daycare and boarding franchise, recently celebrated the grand opening of its Tonawanda location at 231 Grand Island Blvd. The facility has three outdoor play areas featuring pup pools so the dogs can splash around during the warm summer months, three climate controlled indoor play areas and a doggy lounge. In addition Camp Bow Wow is fostering dogs from the Erie County SPCA working to find homes for and resocializing abused dogs. For additional information, call owners Nanette and Mark Luczak at 877-9247 or visit: www.campbowwow.com/tonawanda.
Cannon Design, an architectural, engineering and planning firm, accepted the American Institute of Architects' New York State 2008 Firm Award, awarded by the AIANYS Honors Awards Jury. The award recognizes notable achievements in design, community service, education and service to the profession and the AIA over a period of 10 years by an architectural firm within the state. The jury selects and honors only one firm in this statewide annual competition.
Title: "Thermal transfer assembly for ceramic imaging"
Inventors: Geddes, Pamela A. (Alden); Briggs, Barry J. (Baldwinsville); Harrison, Daniel J. (Pittsford)
Assignee: International Imaging Materials (Amherst)
Date issued: Oct. 21, 2008
Title: "Multimodal authorization method, system and device"
Inventors: Schneider, John K. (Snyder); Kiefer, Fred W. (Clarence); Pratt, Leonard (Lockport); Baker, James T. (Lockport)
Assignee: Ultra-Scan Corp. (Amherst)
Date issued: Oct. 21, 2008