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On the Record / Aug. 10, 2011

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

The laboratory of Joseph Lau, associate member of the department of molecular and cellular biology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, will share in a seven-year, $17.6 million Program of Excellence Award from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. One of only five Programs of Excellence in Glycosciences awards nationwide, the grant will support the team's investigations in glycobiology, the study of the role sugars play in biologic processes. Lau's team is comprised of three researchers: Michael Nemeth, assistant member, department of medicine -- blood stem cells; Khushi Matta, member, department of cancer biology -- sugar chemistry; and Song Liu, assistant member, department of biostatistics -- biostatistical data analysis. Also contributing to the effort will be Sriram Neelamegham, a professor in the department of chemical and biological engineering at the University at Buffalo, who will generate a computer model.

Sarah B. Kranzle of Szymkowiak & Associates, a Williamsville accounting firm, successfully passed all parts of the CPA exam.

Imagine Staffing Technology named Peter Smykowski recruitment manager and Sue Kusmierz industrial recruitment manager.

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>Company items

Cenergy, an East Aurora-based integrated marketing agency, has been awarded its second project from ESPN in the past three months. Cenergy will be developing and managing a nationwide marketing tour for ESPN's latest technology, including 3D and WatchESPN.

J. Fitzgerald Group, a Lockport advertising and marketing agency, recently completed a new website, http://school.saintchris.org, for St. Christopher School in the Town of Tonawanda. Located at 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd., St. Christopher School opened in 1955 with 179 students and now has an enrollment near 500.

Time Warner Cable launched the TWCable TV 2.0 for the Apple iPad. TWCable TV 2.0 includes a variety of new features, including up to 101 live channels, an enhanced program guide, remote DVR manager and the ability to change channels on your set-top box from your iPad.

Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center in Lewiston was listed as a Five Star Hospital and Community Value 100 in the Cleverly Associates' 2011 Community Value Index. Cleverly Associates is a health care financial consulting firm.

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>Patents

Title: "Heat transfer cuff"

No.: 7,972,287

Inventors: Stewart, Thomas P. (Orchard Park); Cazzini, Karl Hans (Orchard Park); Woodworth, Donald (East Amherst)

Assignee: Gaymar Industries (Orchard Park)

Date issued: July 5, 2011

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Title: "Method for producing frozen dough"

No.: 7,972,642

Inventors: Upreti, Praveen (Orchard Park); Jalali, Rohit (Ridgeway, Ont.); Haller, Melissa (Orchard Park); Shkolnik, Nikolay (W. Hartford, Conn.); Koblents, Pavel Yurievich (St. Petersburg, Russia); Pivunov, Dmitry Ivanovich (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Assignee: Rich Products Corp. (Buffalo)

Date issued: July 5, 2011

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