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On the Record: Jan. 9, 2016

Hires/Honors/Promotions

Health Foundation for Western and Central New York president Ann F. Monroe was named chair of Grantmakers in Aging, a national philanthropic organization dedicated to improving the experience of aging. Monroe previously served as vice chair.

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Ralph H. Benedict, professor of neurology in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, was selected the 2016 recipient of the Mid-Career Award by the International Neuropsychological Society. Also known as the Arthur Benton Award, it recognizes individuals who completed their training between 11 and 24 years ago and who have made a substantive, independent contribution to research in the area of brain-behavior relationships. As the recipient of the award, Benedict will give an invited lecture on “The Evolving Role of Neuropsychological Investigations in Multiple Sclerosis” at the INS annual meeting to be held in Boston in February, where he will receive his award at the INS Awards Ceremony.

Company Connections

Exclusively Alaskan Good, an Alaskan seafood and game meat store in Eden for the past 5½ years, opened a second location recently at 1650 Hertel Ave. in Buffalo. Owned and operated by Ernest R. Thomas, a former seafood inspector for the State of Alaska, the store sells retail and wholesale seafoods and Alaskan game meats, including elk filet mignons wrapped in bacon, reindeer hotdogs, smoked Alaskan salmon, canned and smoked Alaskan salmon, reindeer jerky and caribou slim jims. The store also has seafood pierogies as well as various fish burgers.

Patents

Title: Methods for placing a stent in a branched vessel

No.: 9,204,958

Inventors: LaDuca, Paul (Buffalo); LaDuca, Robert (Santa Cruz, Calif.); Arnault de La Menardiere; Brice Maxime (Santa Cruz, Calif.)

Assignee: Taheri LaDuca (Santa Cruz, Calif.)

Date issued: Dec. 8, 2015

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Title: Child’s walking and jumping device

No.: 9,204,733

Inventors: Welch, Juliette Marlene (East Aurora); Goszewski, Robert M. (Depew); Yu, Chalin (Williamsville)

Assignee: Mattel Inc. (El Segundo, Calif.)

Date issued: Dec. 8, 2015

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