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On the Record: May 24, 2016

Hires/Honors/Promotions

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine has awarded its Best Overall Research Award to Dr. John Leddy, medical director of the University at Buffalo Concussion Management Clinic, clinical professor of orthopedics in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB and a physician with UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. The award recognized research Leddy presented at the annual AMSSM meeting in April in Dallas on “Predictors of Recovery in Adolescents with Acute Sport-Related Concussion.”

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Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman partner Jillian E. Deck was appointed to the Mikey’s Way Foundation board of directors. Mikey’s Way Foundation received its vision from its founder, Michael “Mikey” Friedman, and serves to help connect and enrich the lives of children suffering with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

Company Connections

The OB/GYN Center at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is now seeing patients at its recently opened second location. The center’s new office is called the OB/GYN Center at Summit and is located in Suite 650 at the Summit Healthplex, 6934 Williams Road in Wheatfield. Three new full-time physicians will soon join the medical staff there and at the OB/GYN Center’s Memorial Medical Center office.

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Lace & Day is partnering with Free the Girls, a national organization that works to provide opportunities for sex trafficking survivors in Africa and Central America. The local lingerie store will become a collection location for gently used bras. The bras are shipped to the Free the Girls collection facility in Indiana before distributed to women in the program in Mozambique, Uganda and El Salvador. Free the Girls sells the bras below wholesale costs to women in their program. Revenue from program sales covers the international program costs, ensuring sustainability. Lace & Day is collecting new and gently used bras for donation to Free the Girls at 445 Franklin St. in Buffalo.

Patents

Title: Process for producing 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene

No.: 9,328,043

Inventors: Wang, Haiyou (Amherst); Bektesevic, Selma (Williamsville); Tung, Hsueh S. (Getzville); Kopkalli, Haluk (Staten Island); Chiu, Yuon (Denville, N.J.)

Assignee: Honeywell International (Morristown, N.J.)

Date issued: May 3, 2016

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Title: Residual pressure valve

No.: 9,328,830

Inventors: Petroci, Jan M. (Depew); Bennett, Duard C. (Kenmore)

Assignee: Avox Systems (Lancaster)

Date issued: May 3, 2016