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On the Record / Oct. 1, 2015

Hires/Honors Promotions

Meals on Wheels for Western New York appointed Nicole Goben a registered dietitian at the nonprofit organization. Goben received her master’s degree from Sage Graduate School in Troy and completed her bachelor’s degree in dietetics at SUNY College at Oneonta.


University at Buffalo nominated Alan Duckham, process engineer manager at the Buffalo location of Materion Advanced Materials Group, to its newest industrial advisory board, the Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics. The board is a coalition of faculty and industry experts dedicated to driving technology innovation in the materials sciences.

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Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, a member of Catholic Health, has been named among the top 5 percent of 836 hospitals evaluated in the United States for providing outstanding performance in gynecologic surgery, as measured by Healthgrades, the nation’s leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. It is the fourth year in a row that the hospital was recognized with the Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award, 2012 to 2015. The hospital also achieved a top five-star quality rating for hysterectomy procedures.


Title: Contact lens solution with a tertiary amine oxide

No.: 9,125,405

Inventors: Marlowe, Zora (Rochester); Wang, Hongna (Ontario); Burke, Susan E. (Batavia)

Assignee: Bausch & Lomb (Rochester)

Date issued: Sept. 8, 2015


Title: Tilted blade hemispherical bone cutter

No.: 9,125,670

Inventors: Victor, Gary C. (Wheatfield)

Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: Sept. 8, 2015

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