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On the Record: Jan. 23, 2016

Hires/Honors/Promotions

ENTOCS LLC elected Dr. Michael Cipolla to its governing board. Cipolla joins Dr. David Sherris and Dr. James Chmiel in this capacity, managing a group of clinically integrated physicians. The office is located at 3950 East Robinson Road, Suite 107, in Amherst.

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Barclay Damon partner and chairwoman of the law firm’s Mass & Toxic Torts Practice Area, Carol G. Snider, co-chaired the American Conference Institute’s 20th National Advanced Forum on Asbestos Claims & Litigation in Philadelphia recently. The national conference brought together experts in asbestos injury claims from fields that included law, medicine, science and insurance. In addition, Snider was a panelist for a session titled “Lung Cancer: New Medical and Legal Considerations Given the Substantial Increase in Claims.”

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East Aurora Country Club golf course superintendent Drew Thompson earned the title of Certified Golf Course Superintendent from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, a top designation currently held by only about 1,500 golf course superintendents worldwide. Thompson, a 21-year GCSAA member, has been the superintendent at East Aurora Country Club since 2004. 

Company Connections

Mercy Hospital was awarded advanced certification for comprehensive stroke centers, the highest stroke center certification available, and Kenmore Mercy Hospital earned advanced certification for primary stroke centers from the Joint Commission, in conjunction with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Both facilities underwent rigorous on-site surveys by Joint Commission reviewers. The Joint Commission is a national health care accrediting body.

Patents

Title: Azeotropic compositions of 1,3,3,3-tetrachloroprop-1-ene and hydrogen fluoride No.: 9,222,177

Inventors: Merkel, Daniel C. (West Seneca); Tung, Hsueh Sung (Getzville); Pokrovski, Konstantin A. (Orchard Park); Wang, Haiyou (Amherst); Hulse, Ryan (Getzville); Pham, Hang T. (Amherst)

Assignee: Honeywell International (Morris Plains, N.J.)

Date issued: Dec. 29, 2015

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Title: Centrifugal compressor diffuser

No.: 9,222,485

Inventors: Brown, Paul C. (Buffalo); Grigoriev, Mikhail (East Amherst); Swiatek; Chester V. (Williamsville)

Date issued: Dec. 29, 2015

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