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On the Record / March 17, 2010

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

Ken-Ton FamilyCare at 300 Two Mile Creek Road, Town of Tonawanda, a division of Kenmore Mercy Hospital, named Dr. Semira Khawar and Dr. Nadezhda Polataiko primary care physicians. Khawar and Polataiko are formerly of Kenmore Mercy's Riverside Black Rock Family Care Center, which closed in February. Khawar completed her medical education at the Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women in Lahore, Pakistan, and a residency in family medicine at Niagara Falls Memorial. Polataiko, who serves as medical director for Kenmore Mercy's Primary Care Division, completed her medical education at Lviv Institute of Medicine in Lviv, Ukraine, and specializes in internal medicine. They join family care physicians Dr. Qamrunnisa Rahman and Dr. Ayesha Z. Butt and pediatrician Dr. Avtar S. Samra at the Ken-Ton site.

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Buffalo Lodging Associates, a hotel development and management company, named Desirae Zontek general manager for Homewood Suites Buffalo-Airport, 760 Dick Road, Cheektowaga. Zontek, most recently the director of sales for the company's Hampton Inn Buffalo-Airport, is a graduate of Niagara University.

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Phillips Lytle partner David P. Flynn will speak at the American Conference Institute's Chemical Products Liability and Environmental Litigation Conference April 28-29 in Chicago. Flynn will participate in a panel discussion titled, "Staying Ahead of the Curve: Understanding the Science and Regulation of Nanotechnology and the Implications of Chemical and Consumer Products Liability."

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>Company items

Gelia, an Amherst-based marketing communications agency, has purchased an equity stake in Worldwide Partners, an owner-operated agency network. Collectively, the 90 member agencies of Worldwide Partners manage more than $3.4 billion in advertising expenditures for a wide range of international business-to-consumer and business-to-business clients.

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Bureau Veritas' Consumer Products Services Division, Amherst, a quality assurance provider for the global consumer product and retail markets, selected FB Displays and Designs, a Lancaster event marketing-solutions provider, to design and produce new display accessories for its annual participation in Toy Fair 2010 in New York City.

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>Patents

Title: "Ophthalmic compositions comprising a branched, glycerol monoalkyl compound and a fatty acid monoester"
No.: 7,670,997
Inventors: Burke, Susan E. (Batavia); Phillips, Eric (Ontario); Zhao, Fang (Rochester); Barniak, Vicki (Fairport); Salamone, Joseph C. (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Inc. (Rochester)
Date issued: March 2, 2010

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