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On the Record: April 14, 2016

Hires/Honors/Promotions

The Buffalo Zoological Society named Jeffrey B. Novak a member of the ProZoo board. The ProZoo Board of the Buffalo Zoological Society holds various fundraising events, as well as provides professional resources and volunteer activities to the Buffalo Zoo. Novak is an associate at Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria.

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Sarah E. Hansen, a partner with the law firm of Burden, Gulisano & Hansen in Buffalo, presented to the Erie County Bar Association’s Negligence Committee recently on the topic “Developments in the Use of Social Media in Litigation and Ethical Considerations.”

Company Connections

The Aircraft Group at Moog Inc. was selected by Northrop Grumman Corporation to supply the complete flight control actuation system for the Tern unmanned aircraft under development through a joint program between Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. Office of Naval Research. Under the contract, Moog has been tasked to design, qualify and manufacture the flight control actuation system for the full-scale demonstration aircraft, including flight control actuators, actuator-control electronics and accessories.

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Mercy Hospital recently was named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery. The hospital was also ranked in the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for overall orthopedic services and received a 5-star highest quality ratings for total knee replacement, total hip replacement, treatment of hip fracture and spinal fusion surgery. The awards were presented by Healthgrades, a national online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

Contributing

Employees at BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York presented representatives from 20 local charities with $3,600 each. Employees contribute to the organization’s Red Stocking Fund via payroll deduction, personal contributions and other events.

The local charities are: Alzheimer’s Association, Black Dog Second Chance Rescue, Breast Cancer Network of WNY, Buddy’s Second Chance Animal Rescue, Buffalo Animal Shelter, Buffalo City Mission, Camp Good Days, Cradle Beach Camp, Down Syndrome Parents Group of WNY, Food Bank of WNY, Friends of the Night People, Hospice Foundation of WNY, Make a Wish Foundation, Mercy Flight, Ronald McDonald House, Roswell Buffalo, SABAH, SPCA of Erie County, St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy and Wings Flight of Hope.

Patents

Title: Self-resonant inductor wound portion of an implantable lead for enhanced MRI compatibility of active implantable medical devices

No.: 9,295,828

Inventors: Frysz, Christine A. (Orchard Park); Halperin, Henry R. (Pikesville, Md.); Stevenson, Robert A. (Canyon County, Calif.); Kondabatni, Kishore Kumar (Arcadia, Calif.)

Assignee: Greeter Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: March 29, 2016